Bimber Single Malt London Whisky

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Small Batch
Re-charred Oak Casks - Char Level #4
Batch 01/2019
Number of bottles
51.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
18 Oct 2019 6:01 pm by holborndrinker

Average value

€ 80.94

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Whisky Reviews for Bimber Single Malt London Whisky

22 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.60 points

  1. thijs100 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    A proper second album from Bimber Distillery that's not all about the cask.
    • Nose
      86 86
      An initial sweet, tinned pineapple note with vanilla custard, candy hearts and a whisper of mocha tart and cinnamon. It has a buttery quality to it, but also nice notes of red apples and pear skin.
    • Taste
      86 86
      The palate's signature is much more oak-y than the nose suggests, which does a good job at 'hiding' the high char level, although it never completely goes over the edge. Love the oiliness of the spirit. The pineapple makes an encore and is accompanied by fudge, caramel and even a hint of lime juice, but there's also lots of cloves and a touch of pepper and ginger, skewing the balance somewhat.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Lingering spices with a hint of thyme and mint, somewhat cough syrup-y. Pretty dry.

  2. erwinnlim scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      The fruity spirit definitely shines here. Some stone fruits , ripe mangoes and loads of melons. Then the charred oak leaves notes of dark chocolate, mocha and cinnamon. Vanilla sugar and caramel. A touch of orange and very floral. Quite perfumed then a touch of white pepper warmth.
    • Taste
      Creamy mouthfeel. Honeyed. The charred oak influence is dominant here with some burnt sugar, oak tannins and drying spice. More mango and melon notes. Some bitter orange peels. Cinnamon and more white pepper. Almond extract and milk chocolate.
    • Finish
      More mocha notes here. Some drying tannins from the oak. More of that white pepper spice.

  3. whiskyleaksulm scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
      Intense and full nose, chocolate, sweetness, with a lot of caramel and dark notes. I get little direct alcohol even though the malt is over 50% vol.alk. Has. The scent is beautiful in the glass. I get more and more pickled fruits, some polish and lots of citrus notes. Here and there a little more menthol and more and more spice.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Significantly more storm on the palate than the nose promised, intense citrus notes, sweetness take over the entire mouth. It tickles the tongue a little. Significantly fresher and untamed then again wood, seasoning and some pepper. A little thin and then more intense ... light fruit and acidity. The darker notes only come back gradually when the palate has got used to it.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Not as intense as expected, but fine.

  4. wisekycourse scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    herbaceous, spicy, but also fresh on the palate, a little pastry with vanilla and tart apple
    on the palate, sweet sensation, herbaceous, mentholated, still cereals and fruits in return (compote a little overcooked by the fire!), a little sweet, a little brandy, a little caramelized, the fruit draws on the candied pineapple, dark chocolate too.
    the finish on sweet sherry, woody, spicy, vegetal again and this freshness that stays on the herbs.

  5. holborndrinker scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    For a toddler of 3 years this is a decent dram - easy to drink until it suddenly hits you - the floor that is as you'll be as pissed as a pudding.

    Well worth a try.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Quite light on the nose, fruits (perhaps citrus), some wood.
    • Taste
      85 85
      A pleasant sweetness such as the syrup from tinned pineapple, but with a touch of gentle spice.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Surprisingly gentle, it lingers like love's first kiss.

  6. Whiskydufftown scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. MasterMork scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

  8. bunnylover scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    I didn't like this at all at first - but I'm now on my third dram. It has a really unusual finish that's all in the mouth rather than the throat, sticking around reminding you how great it is. I can see myself getting through this very quickly indeed.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Not a lot on the nose really.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Pepper and spice fighting for space with the bourbon.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Hangs around forever reminding you how delicious it was.

  9. gaboruso scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  10. markjedi1 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur


    Bimber is a brand new distillery in… London! They only got under steam in 2016 and end of last year they launched their first Single Malt London Whisky, a release of 5.000 bottles, whisky matured on re-charred oak casks, char level #4 on a scale of 5.

    The nose prickles and shows quite a bit of oak in the guise of wood shavings and furniture polish. Then a big candy-like note hits you on top of some pineapple on the barbecue, baked pears and candied syrup. Black pepper, thyme and cinnamon. Toasted and caramelized wood. Apples in a frying pan with an overdose of baking butter. It takes some getting used to.

    Nicely oily, but immediately piquant on pepper, cloves and cinnamon. The thyme becomes quite big and give it quite a green hit. Add some eucalyptus. Some burnt sugar in – again – an overdose of butter. Oranges in the distance as well as some rye bread. Gingerbread.

    The finish is long in which the woodspice continue to prickle and candied orange peel has the final word.

    Very young whisky with some extremes. Not bad at all, but a little over the top on wood, in my book. Hence it leaves the mouth parched.


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