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Bimber Oloroso Sherry Butt Finish Selfridges Exclusive

2nd July 2020
London distillery Bimber announces the launch of Bimber González Byass Oloroso Sherry Finish exclusively in Selfridges department stores.

Bimber González Byass Oloroso Sherry Finish Selfridges Exclusive.Bimber Distillery in London has announced its first retail partnership with the forthcoming release of a new single malt which will be exclusively available from Selfridges department store, the Bimber González Byass Oloroso Sherry Finish.

The Bimber González Byass Oloroso Sherry Finish was produced from the distillery’s single farm barley and malted on a dedicated floor at Warminster Malting's, it was initially matured in four 1st fill American oak ex-bourbon casks before being married together and finished in a single Oloroso sherry butt from renowned Spanish sherry producer González Byass.

The sherry butt, Cask No. 544-7/67, produced a total of 937 bottles which have been bottled at 52.5% ABV. The presentation tube and bottle label is adorned with artwork inspired by the work of Dutch artist and sculptor Eelke van Willegen and I notice that Bimber has stated prominently on the bottle label and presentation tube that the whisky has been "FINISHED IN A 2010 VINTAGE OLOROSO SHERRY BUTT FROM GONZÁLEZ BYASS", it also states that the whisky was bottled in "JUNE 2020".

I have to say I don't like the way this info is presented to the buyer, I believe that it could be misleading to some buyers who may be under the impression they are buying an older more mature whisky than what they will find in the bottle which considering that Bimber only went into production in May 2016 the whisky can only be 3 to 4 year old at the very most.

Bimber tells me that the result of the sherry finishing is "an adventure through richness and spice with layers of jammy red berries and plump raisins enlivened by delectable cinnamon and nutmeg spices".

I have no doubt the the London whisky will easily find buyers in the iconic London department store Selfridges, if you are interested it will be in stores from Monday 6th July with a price tag of Ł79.99

Meanwhile you will find Bimber single malt whisky as well as its gin, vodka and rum offerings available from specialist online whisky retailers such as The Whisky Exchange and Master of Malt

Bimber González Byass Oloroso Sherry Finish Review

Matured in four 1st fill American oak ex-bourbon casks and finished in a single González Byass Oloroso sherry butt. Bottled June 2020 at 52.5% ABV.

Producer's Tasting Notes:

Nose: Bright, jammy red berries sit with gingerbread and a slice of rich fruit cake, whilst stewed apples and pear juice are lifted by cinnamon and nutmeg spices.

Taste: Velvety in texture with pineapple cubes and sliced bananas served alongside plump raisins, sultanas and fig rolls. Vanilla cream is enlivened by piquant pepperiness, stem ginger and cinnamon sticks with a perfect balance throughout.

Finish: Enduringly rich with opulent fruitiness tempered by aromatic oak.

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