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Bimber 2021 Country Collection


16th July 2021
Bimber unveils the their Country Collection 2021 which includes includes a line-up of 24 single cask, single malt whiskies drawn from a variety of different cask types.

Bimber 2021 Country Collection

Londonís Bimber Distillery has announced the release of its 2021 Country Collection of single cask, single malt whiskies. Following the well-received 2020 Collection which sold out worldwide, new editions have been exclusively bottled for Australia, Belgium, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Taiwan and the USA.

2021 sees eight new locations added to the Country Collection roster with Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, Israel, Japan, Nigeria, South Africa and Switzerland all receiving their first exclusive Bimber releases.

The initial expressions of the 2021 Bimber Country Collection include:

  • Bimber Cask #182 (Ex-bourbon), 58.5% ABV -Produced for Austria
     
  • Bimber Cask #194 (Ex-bourbon), 58.4% ABV -Produced for Belgium
     
  • Bimber Cask #150 (Ex-bourbon), 59.5% ABV -Produced for China
     
  • Bimber Cask #254 (Ex-rye whiskey), 58.5% ABV -Produced for Denmark
     
  • Bimber Cask #30 (Ex-ruby port), 58.9% ABV -Produced for France
     
  • Bimber Cask #104 (Ex-bourbon), 59.7% ABV -Produced for Germany
     
  • Bimber Cask #47 (Ex-ruby port), 58.7% ABV -Produced for Hong Kong
     
  • Bimber Cask #101/7 (PX Finish), 57.4% ABV -Produced for Japan
     
  • Bimber Cask #224 (Ex-rye whiskey), 58.2% ABV -Produced for The Netherlands
     
  • Bimber Cask #29 (Ex-ruby port), 58.7% ABV -Produced for Poland
     
  • Bimber Cask #102/8 (PX Finish), 57.6% ABV -Produced for South Africa
     
  • Bimber Cask #178 (Ex-bourbon), 58.1% ABV -Produced for South Africa
     
  • Bimber Cask #205 (Ex-bourbon), 58.6% ABV -Produced for Switzerland
     
  • Bimber Cask #105/4 (Madeira Finish), 57.7% ABV -Produced for Taiwan

A further 10 single cask releases will follow later in 2021 for distributors based in Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, Israel, Italy, Nigeria and the USA.

Each exceptional cask was selected to showcase Bimberís award-winning single malt spirit with the unique personalities derived from a variety of different cask types including: ex-bourbon; Pedro Ximenez finished ex-bourbon; Madeira finished ex-bourbon; ruby port and ex-rye whiskey casks.

Bimberís 2021 Country Collection continues the worldwide expansion of the London-based distillery and recognises the flourishing demand for the craft producerís single malt whiskies. Fourteen expressions will be released over the summer with the remaining ten releases following later in the year.

Each of the Country Collection Editions were crafted to Bimberís exacting standards. The spirit was produced from the distilleryís 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 Bimberís customised stills, which possess an increased copper surface area, resulting in a light and fruity, but layered new make spirit.

Speaking of the upcoming release of the 2021 Collection, Bimber Distillery spokesperson Matt McKay said: ďEach expression within our 2021 Country Collection celebrates the individuality of our growing selection of cask styles. Our exploration of the flavour possibilities of cask experimentation reflects how our traditional processes can be employed to produce impactful and delightfully flavourful results from a wide variety of wood types. As the distillery grows, we are excited to be able to share these exceptional single cask releases with an ever-widening number of worldwide Bimber drinkers."

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

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