Bimber Ex-Bourbon Oak Casks Batch 3 Cask Strength Single Malt English Whisky (700ml)
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Bimber Ex-Bourbon Oak Casks Batch 3 Cask Strength Single Malt English Whisky (700ml)

UNITED KINGDOM
$160. 00 Bottle
$1920.00 Dozen
ABV: 51.6%

The English Whisky front continues to expand with London-based Bimber. Their first casks were laid down in 2016 and an inaugural single malt followed three years later in September of 2019. This project definitely fulfills the category of a 'craft' operation with 100% of the barley sourced from a single farm, traditionally floor malted, hand-mashed and slow-fermented for seven days in wooden washbacks. Direct fire copper stills and an in-house cooperage complete the picture. Distiller, Dariusz Plazewski’s policy of small-batch and single-cask releases has quickly built a loyal following. Bourbon barrels are felt to best complement Bimber's accessible fruit-forward spirit. This small batch release is a limited run of 5000 bottles (almost double last year's outturn). Powerful yet balanced, it's a dryish malt; Although the length is only moderate, the definition and concentration is impressive; Flavours of cream sponge cake are followed by rich barley and a balancing herbal note adding peppermint-like freshness, leaning towards young rye at the finish. Tasted from a 15ml sample. Bottled in June 2021. 51.6% Alc./Vol. Non chill filtered.