Imperial 12 James MacArthur (1990's)
Added on Sunday, Oct 5, 2008 at 12:22 PM
  Bottler: James MacArthur
  Age: 12 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 65.00 % Region: Speyside
  Price: N/A Availability: Collectors Only
Member Ratings and Notes
N: Almonds, quite nutty, borders on nectary but the abv is blocking it a bit. 
P: Sweet up front with some light sherry and earthy notes, but then the abv takes over and blasts my palate into numbness...adding some water helps a bit, and coming back to this glass later the flavor was more pronounced, but still tough to detect any subtleties.
F:  Dry. 
Nose of fruit, some spice, some Band Aids, and cocoa.  Palate: Wow.  Jam pakced with full flavors -- spice, sherry, some medicinal notes, smoke wisps, and quite chocolatey (bitter chocolate).  Not sweet.  A bit of an odd one and I like it because of that.  Interestingly, this tasted much better as the first whisky of the night, rather than when I went back to it later and re-tried it (it at first struck me as a strong B+).  So drink this first! 
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