Cask & Thistle (distilled at Imperial), 28 year old, 1975 vintage, 46%

Price: $100.00 Issue: Summer 2005 Reviewer: John Hansell

An interesting comparison to the Mackillop’s Choice expression reviewed above. This is also a big, bold whisky from the currently mothballed Imperial distillery. This one is less fruity. Instead it is quite sweet with a ripe maltiness up front-and rather viscous in texture-becoming dry, slightly austere, and spicy on the finish, with a wisp of smoke. (Bottled exclusively for Binny’s Beverage Depot.)