Bimber Ex-Bourbon Oak Casks Small Batch 001 (51.8% ABV) has been produced using a vatting of American oak ex-bourbon casks, which were laid down to mature in 2016 – Bimber’s first year of production.
|Bimber launches new small batch and single cask bottlings|
The six new Bimber cask strength, single cask releases, three of which will be produced for the UK and three for export markets, are comprised of:
Ex-bourbon Cask #8 (58.3% ABV) 267 Bottles - RRP £79.95 (UK)
Virgin Cask #7 (57.8% ABV) 249 Bottles - RRP £79.95 (UK)
Sherry Cask #42 (58.1% ABV) 329 Bottles - RRP £84.95 (UK)
Ex-bourbon Cask #15 (58.1% ABV) 264 Bottles - RRP £79.95 (Export)
Virgin Cask #94 (57.4% ABV) 263 Bottles - RRP £79.95 (Export)
Sherry Cask #41 (57.9% ABV) 335 Bottles - RRP £84.95 (Export)
As per all of Bimber's releases, the spirit used in latest bottlings was produced from the distillery’s 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 Bimber’s customised stills which possess an increased copper surface area, which is said to result in a light, fruit-forward, layered new make spirit.
Commenting on the news, Darius Plazewski, Bimber Founder and Master Distiller said: “Whilst the last few months have presented challenges to the distillery and my team, it is a great pleasure to unveil our latest English single malt whiskies. Our newest small batch release is very much the successor to our Re-charred Oak Casks single malt – it skilfully demonstrates how ex-bourbon wood perfectly complements the underlying character of our accessible fruit-forward spirit. Alongside our newest small batch release, we’re excited to be offering a range of single cask expressions, all of which celebrate and showcase a different aspect of our spirit’s versatile style.”
Limited to 1948 bottles, Bimber Ex-Bourbon Oak Casks Small Batch 001, will be available from June 9th, directly from the distillery’s online shop, for a RRP of £65.00.
The new Bimber cask strength, single cask releases, will also be available from June 9th; in the UK directly from the distillery and internationally from specialist retailers.
Posted by Steve Rush