The West London based Bimber Distillery, has today announced the launch of a new expression exclusive to Fortnum & Mason.
Bimber Fortnum & Mason Exclusive (51% ABV) is a single cask, single malt whisky, which was initially matured in Americam oak ex-bourbon casks, before being finished in a Spanish fino sherry butt from the from Jerez-based Bodegas Tradición.
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The spirit used to make this latest release, 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, resulting in a light, fruit forward, layered new make spirit.
Bimber Fortnum & Mason Exclusive, is said to deliver notes of griddled pineapple, poached apricots, oven-baked pear tarts, nutmeg and ginger on the nose. Followed by notes of pineapple, apricot, damson, mocha, toasted cereals, chopped nuts and saline minerality on the palate.
Commenting on the launch, Matt McKay from Bimber Distillery, said: “We are delighted to be working with Fortnum & Mason to release our first fino sherry cask matured single malt – and to introduce Bimber’s whisky to the store’s many whisky lovers. This new release shows off a different aspect of Bimber’s versatile spirit profile, marrying intense fruitiness with the instantly recognisable character derived from fino sherry.”
Limited to 857 bottles, Bimber Fortnum & Mason Exclusive, will be available exclusively from Fortnum & Mason, from February 11th, for a RRP of £85.00.
Posted by Steve Rush