Thursday, June 04, 2020


The West London based Bimber Distillery, has today announced the launch of a new small batch bottling, along with six new cask strength, single cask releases.

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