Thursday, August 15, 2019


The West London based Bimber Distillery, has today announced the launch of its first single malt whisky.

Bimber ‘The First’ (54.3% ABV) has been produced using a hand-picked selection of the distillery’s Pedro Ximenez Sherry casks, which were laid down to mature in 2016.

Bimber 'The First'

This inaugural single malt whisky release, was produced from Bimber’s single farm barley, malted on their dedicated floor at Warminster Maltings, and fermented for seven days in bespoke, on-site constructed, American Oak washback’s.

Distillation took place in Bimber’s customised stills, which have an increased copper surface area, resulting in a light and fruity, but layered new make spirit. The five sherry casks which were selected to create ‘The First’ were all previously utilised in a Jerez solera for several decades as opposed to industry standard seasoned casks.

Limited to 1000 bottles, ‘The First’ comes presented in an individually numbered, hand-crafted, oak box created by Bimber’s on-site coopers.

Commenting on the launch, Darius Plazewski, Founder and Master Distiller at Bimber, said: “It’s an extremely proud day for Bimber to be finally able to share our single malt whisky with the world. We’re delighted that The First is not only an enchanting single malt, but that it also stands true to the style and character of the whisky that we’re committed to producing. There’s been an incredible amount of hard work put in behind the scenes and I want to raise a glass in thanks to both my team and the many enthusiasts who have supported us during our first three years.”

Bimber ‘The First’, will be available exclusively from The Whisky Exchange, from September 13th, for a RRP of £120.00. It will then be followed by a second American oak whisky bottling in October, which will retail for a RRP of £65.00.

Posted by Steve Rush