Bimber announces the release of distillery exclusives – English Whisky News

Bimber announces the release of distillery exclusives

Four limited edition releases will be available for visitors to purchase at the distillery from Thursday 20th February

Three single cask expressions: Sherry Cask, Virgin Cask and Peated Finish will be joined by a small batch release of the distillery’s new make spirit

Bimber, which was recently named ‘Craft Producer of the Year’ at the 2020 World Whisky Awards, today announced the release of its first distillery exclusive bottlings.

Three single cask expressions all bottled with natural colour and no chill-filtration will be available from Thursday 20th February for visitors to the distillery to purchase, alongside bottles of ‘filling strength’ new make spirit.

Sherry Cask #34 was laid down in 2016, Bimber’s first year of production and is bottled at 53.9% ABV. 65 bottles are available at a price of £80.00.

Virgin Cask #28, also from 2016, has been matured in American oak and is bottled at 53.1% ABV. 70 bottles are available at a price of £75.00.

Peated Finish #64PF is Bimber’s first ‘finished’ whisky release. Following an initial maturation in ex-bourbon the liquid was transferred to an ex-Islay quarter cask for one year of additional maturation and then bottled at 54.2% ABV. 100 bottles are available at a price of £75.00.

New Make Batch 172 has been produced to meet the high levels of interest from enthusiasts for exploring Bimber’s light and fruity spirit character before it begins its maturation journey. 100 bottles of this initial batch have been produced. They are bottled at ‘filling strength’ 63.5% ABV and are available at a price of £38.00.

Each of the distillery exclusive expressions were crafted to Bimber’s exacting standards. The spirit was produced from the distillery’s single farm barley and malted on a dedicated floor at Warminster Maltings before being fermented for seven days in bespoke, on-site constructed American oak washbacks. Distillation took place in Bimber’s customised stills, which possess an increased copper surface area, resulting in a light and fruity, but layered new make spirit.

Speaking of the distillery exclusive releases, Founder and Master Distillery Darius said: “We’re delighted to be able to offer visitors to Bimber three truly special single casks bottlings to take home after finishing their tours of our distillery. These casks were selected by the team because of their reflection of our naturally fruit-forward style, but also as a demonstration of the remarkable versatility of our single malt whisky. Whilst the three casks offer a diverse array of aromas and flavours, Bimber’s spirit character runs strongly throughout each release.”

He added: “Throughout 2019 we received many requests to bottle our new make spirit. We’re therefore thrilled to now offer distillery visitors a spotlight on our house style before our spirit has been laid down for maturation.”

Notes

Bimber Distillery Exclusives 

Release date: Thursday 20th February – only available at Bimber Distillery. Limited to one (of each different bottling) per person.

Sherry Cask #34

Nose: Decadent chocolate and Dulce de leche sauces sit with well-worn leather and dusty bound books. Redcurrants, snowberries and orange peels are joined by golden syrup and perky cinnamon spicing

Taste: Rich, full-bodied and weighty – Cinnamon buns, chocolate gateaux and dried berry-packed cake are joined by cracked leather, burnt honeycomb and reduced orange liqueurs

Finish: Lingering berries sit with cinnamon spicing and fading tobacco notes

65 bottles

70cl

53.9%

RRP £80.00

      Virgin Cask #28

Nose: Freshly picked apples and pear drops are joined by crisp cereals. Rich toffee is spiced with nutmeg, whilst tanned leather sits with freshly planed oak

Taste: Split vanilla pods and thick, creamy custard sit with burnt toffee and maple syrup. Running throughout – juicy red berry fruits and gentle toasted cereals

Finish: Gentle cask char and fading pepperiness

70 bottles

70cl

53.1%

RRP £75.00

      Peated Finish #64PF

Nose: Crisp and clean with aromas of fresh peach, toffee and vanilla cream alongside floral notes of juniper, wispy smoke and tobacco leaves

Taste: A bolder palate with a rich, oily and full mouthfeel. Stone fruits and lime zest are joined by crumbled biscuits whilst charcoal and medicinal peat smoke run throughout

Finish: Lingering smokiness punctuated by a fizz of white pepper

100 bottles

70cl

54.2%

RRP £75.00

New Make Spirit Batch 172

100 bottles

70cl

63.4%

RRP £38.00

About Bimber

Bimber Distillery produces world-class single malt whisky, handcrafted with passion in West London. As a leading distiller of English whisky, we combine generations of rich distilling heritage, with the finest quality ingredients to create the ultimate craft whisky experience.

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