Duncan Taylor NC2 (distilled at Imperial) 1997 13 year old

Price: $60.00 Issue: Winter 2011 Reviewer: Dave Broom

Pale straw. One of a seemingly never-ending stream of Imperials from Duncan Taylor, all of which show remarkable consistency and are rarely over-wooded, thereby allowing the distillery character to shine. Here are echoes of Loire Sauvignon Blanc — nettles, gooseberry, cut grass, fennel tops, and fresh herbs — with a hint of Imperial's giveaway American cream soda softness. The palate is as soft as soy milk. Classic Imperial.£38