Bimber 2016 - Re-charred Oak Casks

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
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

€ 129.97

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174 × member ratings

481 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bimber 2016 - Re-charred Oak Casks

32 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.41 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 83 points Expert Senior

    Good quality dram for 3 years of age. However, price is definitely too high for what it is. Value (£65) : 4/10
    • 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 custard with caramel on top. 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 ginger 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. Quite a lot of drying tannins from the oak. More of that white pepper spice.

  3. whiskyleaksulm scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • 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. WillWhisky scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

  7. robbert88 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

  8. whiskyinstitut scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Delicious part!
    • Nose
      85 85
      Sweet oak, caramel, orange peel, light grainy youthful note, some creme brulee
    • Taste
      88 88
      Very sweet, again oranges, sweet oak spice, slight dryness, nice and creamy
    • Finish
      86 86
      At first very light youth comes through, then sweet and spicy, pleasantly long and warming finish

  9. Pulteney83 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    The nose is great. The palate and finish are lot less. Herbal, green and too bitter. Almost like a rye, and I don’t like that (yet) ;)
    The buttery nose is only found at the beginning of the taste... verdict for now 83 points / 6,5.

  10. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86


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