Bimber London Whisky Single Cask 259/2/290 56.8% NV

€ 114,50 (ex Vat)
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Distillery Bimber
Bottler OB
Serie Single Cask New Vibrations
Bottled for La maison du whisky
Distilled date 2017
Bottling date 2023
Country England
Region England
Age 5
Cask Type Ex Imperial stout finish
Cask Number 259/2/290
Alcohol percentage 56.8
Volume 0,70
Condition In original container
Label Perfect
Stock 2

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BOW (88)

Bimber London Whisky Single Cask 259/2/290: A Fusion of London Craftsmanship and Imperial Stout Elegance

London's distilling scene has witnessed a renaissance in recent years, and leading the charge is Bimber Distillery. The Bimber London Whisky Single Cask 259/2/290, distilled in 2017 and bottled in 2023 exclusively for La Maison du Whisky, stands as a testament to the distillery's commitment to quality and innovation. With only 257 bottles available, this expression showcases a unique Imperial Stout finish, adding an extra layer of complexity and sophistication to the London whisky experience.

The Distillation:
Distilled in 2017, the Bimber London Whisky Single Cask 259/2/290 is a product of Bimber Distillery's dedication to traditional craftsmanship and modern techniques. The distillation process at Bimber emphasizes the use of small copper pot stills, allowing for careful control and extraction of flavors. This commitment to quality ingredients and meticulous distillation contributes to the rich and characterful profile of the final product.

Imperial Stout Finish:
What sets this expression apart is its Imperial Stout finish. After its initial maturation, the whisky undergoes a secondary aging process in casks that previously held Imperial Stout. This innovative finishing approach introduces notes of roasted malt, chocolate, and subtle sweetness to the whisky, creating a distinctive and memorable flavor profile that marries the worlds of whisky and craft beer.

Bottled for La Maison du Whisky:
Bimber's collaboration with La Maison du Whisky further elevates the exclusivity and prestige of this release. The partnership highlights the global recognition of London's burgeoning whisky scene and La Maison du Whisky's commitment to curating exceptional spirits for enthusiasts worldwide. With only 257 bottles available, this expression is a rare gem for collectors and connoisseurs alike.

Tasting Notes:
At a robust 56.8%, the Bimber London Whisky Single Cask 259/2/290 presents a bold and complex palate. The Imperial Stout finish imparts layers of dark chocolate, roasted coffee beans, and a subtle hint of vanilla. The higher alcohol content enhances the overall intensity and depth, creating a whisky that invites exploration and appreciation with every sip.

Limited Edition Rarity:
With a limited release of 257 bottles, the Bimber London Whisky Single Cask 259/2/290 is a rare and highly coveted expression. The exclusivity of this release ensures that each bottle is a unique and collectible piece of London's whisky renaissance. Whisky enthusiasts seeking a distinctive and innovative addition to their collection will undoubtedly be drawn to the allure of this limited edition gem.

Bimber London Whisky Single Cask 259/2/290 is more than a whisky; it is a celebration of London's craft distilling prowess and the creative spirit of Bimber Distillery. From the meticulous distillation process to the Imperial Stout finish, every element of this expression reflects the innovation and dedication of Bimber. For those fortunate enough to experience it, this whisky is a journey into the heart of London's burgeoning whisky scene, where tradition meets modernity in a glass of unparalleled sophistication.

Serge Valentin (88)

In a way, for whisky, which is essentially distilled beer, finishing in beer casks could make more sense than in wine casks, right? Not too sure about my theory though... Colour: pale gold. Nose: ah there we have it, tapioca and polenta, white chocolate, rice pudding, very smooth sake, marzipan, orange... It's really amusing and pretty. Especially since I'm not sure I've ever tasted an Imperial Stout. With water: a hint of gunpowder, it's then very yeasty (baker's yeast), followed by cocoa and rather heady flowers. For example, lilies (royal ones, ha). Mouth (neat): It's really very good, just a bit strong. The unexpected freshness makes you think you could sip it like a spritz, but not at all. With water: very surprising and very good. Lots of clementines, Suze, verbena from Velay, all of that works very well. Finish: the same. Comments: the only problem is that it doesn't bring back the dark beers I used to drink when I first went to Scotland over forty years ago (yeah). Mackeson Stout for example - I used to believe it was Scottish, ha, I'm just realising it wasn't as we speak. But this slightly mad Bimber makes for a rather fantastic achievement.

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