| London's Bimber distillery announces Virtual Tours & Tastings while the distillery is closed to visitors during the Coronavirus pandemic. |
In light of the Coronavirus pandemic and similar to other whisky distilleries London's Bimber Distillery has ceased distillery tours but they tell me that they will be "keeping the spirit alive" as part of the industry’s wider response to the COVID-19 crisis by significantly broadening their digital offerings.
Bimber will be producing a range of virtual tours and online tasting events so that enthusiast communities can continue to enjoy the Bimber experience from the comfort of their own homes.
In addition, in conjunction with a number of other spirit distilleries, Bimber will be assisting local front-line workers by producing 200 litres of much needed supplies of hand sanitiser from its stock of new make spirit which will be offered free of charge to local front-line workers. The distillery will not be producing sanitising products for commercial sale.
Master Distiller Darius Plazewski said "We are gravely concerned about the significant threat that COVID-19 presents. By taking these steps to pivot our business to support both the nationwide health effort, and those staying at home, we hope we can make a difference and at the same time keep the spirit alive."
At the time of going to press the virtual online tours or schedule for the tastings were not yet available but when they are available and if you wish to join in with the tastings or tours from the comfort of your own home during these difficult times you will find Bimber single malt whisky as well as its gin, vodka and rum offerings available from specialist online whisky retailers such as are still delivering.