Bimber is hard at work and that is starting to pay off because the London craft distillery is doing well. After the successful launch of their inaugural release in August last year, a second release soon followed, namely the Bimber re-charred oak which also received praising reviews.
In the meantime, there have been a few special editions, such as the first founder’s bottle (more about this soon) and a number of single casks that were exclusively available at the distillery, which Thijs of wordsofwhisky.com recently wrote a review about.
Today I will be focusing on the Bimber re-charred oak, a bottle that I recently bought and which I was very curious about after tasting some nice samples from them.
This Bimber has matured in re-charred oak casks and is bottled at 51.9% ABV.
Bimber re-charred tasting notes:
Nose: Vanilla, a hint of coconut, it’s a bit woody too. Pineapple. A buttery note. Honey, apples and then toffee.
Taste: Lovely oily mouthfeel. A herbal note, lingering eucalyptus. There is some vanilla again. Then it goes towards spices such as cinnamon, cloves and black pepper. Caramel. The wood is here prominent as well. A light coconut note.
Finish: The finish is long with mostly mint.
This is a pretty nice release. The wood note is prominent at some points, but it can have it. Very oily and nice mouthfeel for a 3 year old. Quite pleasant!