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Bimber 2016 - Re-charred Oak Casks

Overall rating
85.50/100
votes
120
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Small Batch
Vintage
2016
Bottled
09.2019
Casktype
Re-charred Oak Casks - Char Level #4
Casknumber
Batch 01/2019
Number of bottles
5000
Strength
51.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060444430806
Added on
18 Oct 2019 6:01 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 93.55

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120 × member ratings

377 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bimber 2016 - Re-charred Oak Casks

25 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.50 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) : 3/10
    • 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 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. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2020/09/24/on-location-bimber/

    C: Starting edgy and impactful, specifically with pineapples [Wayne] on nose and palate, it becomes more & more honeyed with time whilst a desirable sweet < sour character clearly shows. Excellent work in progress.

  7. Odinson scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  8. dramidaris scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      78 78

  9. Whiskydufftown scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  10. MasterMork scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

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