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Bimber Distillery England

Bimber Virgin Single Cask #91

Review of a single cask from a virgin cask by English Bimber.

Origin: England
Type: London Single Malt Whisky
Gradation: 58.1%ABV
Ageing barrel: Virgin American Oak
Chillfiltered: No
Added coloring: No
Owner: The Bimber Distillery Company Limited
Average price: € 300.00
Official website: www.bimberdistillery.co.uk
Vote: 89/100

Another single cask from the London based Bimber, part of several releases that came out last Summer and were burned in the blink of an eye.
258 bottles sold out almost instantly, at an affordable price (around 90 euros), but which have now reached stellar prices on the secondary market.

As always, these whiskies are very young, as is the young distillery that produces them, and coming from a single cask you can expect a unique and distinctive profile, especially when ‘playing’ with new wood.

Tasting notes

Full gold in the glass.
The nose is as spicy as you might expect, with nutmeg hovering over a woody profile but in the good sense: resin, pine needles, an impression of toast. It continues with a touch of aniseed on propolis, apple strudel, fruit (apricot, pineapple), panforte. Very intense and decisive.
Warm and mellow on the palate, with an important alcohol content that sustains the flavors without scorching your mouth, discovering almost winy tones with plum, sultanas, baked apple, candied orange peel with chocolate, cinnamon. Salted butter. It digs deeply into the senses with a progression that knows how to be elegant and impetuous at the same time.
The finish is long and dry, salty, with apple strudel, pineapple, spices, lemon.

As always with Bimber, you get struck by the profound complexity of the impressions expressed by such young whiskies, an inexorable work in progress before which you can only surrender, dismantling the axiom that young spirits are simple and linear. What they will be able to do in ten years’ time can only be devastating.

Reviews of Bimber whisky in the blog:
Bimber Ex-Bourbon Oak Cask Batch No. 1
Bimber Ex-Bourbon Single Cask #12
Bimber Re-Charred Oak Casks 2019
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