Monday, June 03, 2024


The West London based Bimber Distillery, has announced the launch of the sixth batch of releases from its Spirit of the Underground Collection.

Bottled at cask strength, each of the four new single malt releases which are connected to revered sporting location, have undergone double maturations.

Bimber Spirit of the Underground Batch 6

The collection which launched in May 2021 in collaboration with TFL, will feature a total of 44 individual releases over a three-year period, features a selection of iconic single malt whiskies that celebrate the heritage and diversity of the distillery’s home city. With striking individual designs, each bottle presents a different Tube station on the London Underground network - the oldest underground passenger railway service in the world.

Each expression has been matured in a combination of American and European oak, spending over three years within the second cask in order to masterfully weave both wood styles together.

The latest batch of Bimber’s Spirit of the Underground bottlings is comprised of:

The Spirit of the Underground – Oval (57.6% ABV)
Moscatel sherry cask double maturation – 307 bottles
The Spirit of the Underground – Stratford (58.5% ABV)
Fino sherry cask double maturation – 325 bottles
The Spirit of the Underground – Wembley Park (58.3% ABV)
Marsala cask double maturation – 305 bottles
The Spirit of the Underground – Wimbledon (56.6% ABV)
Vino de Naranja cask double maturation - 298 bottles
Commenting on the launch, Matt McKay from Bimber, said: “We have been excited about releasing these four new stations since we first launched the Collection back in May 2021. Every great sporting moment is accompanied by a memorable story, whether that’s about perseverance, friendship, victory or loss. The sixth release of The Spirit of The Underground celebrates not only the history of four iconic locations but also the shared ability of both sport and whisky to bring people together. For this very special release we are delighted to unveil our first ‘double maturation’ casks. We have been internally trialling this new, longer approach to the maturation of our European oak casks and are thrilled to now offer these new Bimber flavour journeys to customers. Each tells its own double maturation story, and we’re tremendously excited to see how our double cask programme develops over the coming years.”
The latest Bimber Spirit of the Underground Collection bottlings, will be available directly from Bimber’s Spirit of the Underground website from June 5th, via a ballot. RRP: £135 per bottle.

Posted by Steve Rush