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Four New Bimber Distillery Exclusive Whiskies


20th February 2020
Bimber unveil three single cask distillery exclusive bottling's as well as a filling strength new make spirit distillery exclusive bottling.

Bimber Distillery Exclusive Single Cask Whiskies

Bimber distillery in London has unveiled four limited edition releases will be available for visitors to purchase at the distillery from today, Thursday 20th February.

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

These are the first distillery exclusive bottling's from Bimber and the three single cask expressions will be bottled as whisky should be, naturally coloured and with no chill-filtration and the three single cask expressions will be available to visitors to the distillery from today, alongside bottles of ‘filling strength’ new make spirit.

Bimber 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.

Bimber 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.

Bimber 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 is said to have 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."

You will also find the Bimber whisky range available from specialist online whisky retailers such as The Whisky Exchange and Master of Malt
 

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