Whiskybase

Bimber 2016 - Ex-Bourbon

Overall rating
85.42/100
votes
34
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Small Batch
Vintage
2016
Bottled
08.05.2020
Casktype
American oak ex-bourbon casks
Casknumber
Batch 01/2020
Number of bottles
1948
Strength
51.8 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Barcode
5060444430905
Added on
04 Jun 2020 5:37 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

£ 136.91

24 × in wishlist

34 × member ratings

244 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Bimber 2016 - Ex-Bourbon

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.42 points

  1. praisethepasta did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    only had a sample available, so no score, but an impression none the less. You would easily pick this out as being a non-scotch whisky as Bimber is very much doing its own thing, resulting in a rather stunning, beautiful experience. . I can only and honestly advice you to not take age into the equation, as this is just a wonderful whisky, period.
    • Nose
      On the nose, I detect what I believe to be the Bimber distillate signature: Very rich on juicy, sweet fruit, with a ton of spices along with it. Not spicy as in hot or peppery, mind you, more like cinnamon and even mint. It’s a very busy bee in fact: hints of maple and syrup (not necessarily the same thing), caramel, butter scotch, corn, a bit of honey suckle, some grassy notes even, berries and (strawberry) gum as well. This is just superb stuff!
    • Taste
      On the palate: sweet with a creamy/syrupy mouthfeel, a bit of a bite from the +50% ABV, but only a tiny bite. The corn note from the nose transfers to something a bit more grainy with a noticeable touch of biscuits, and again there is a floral and spicy note here as well. Perhaps a bit less impressive than the nose, overall, but still very good.
    • Finish
      The palate sort of fades out into a drying finish that is medium long, slowly echoing the taste until it gently disappears.

  2. whisky313 did not rate this whisky Specialist

    official information:

    Ex-Bourbon Oak Cask - Batch no. 1
    No. of bottles 1948 / 70CL / 51.8% abv
    recommended retail price including vat £65 (73 €uro / $82US)

    A vatting of carefully selected Ex-Bourbon Oak Casks.

    Bourbon barrels are constructed from Quercus Alba, or white oak, commonly known as American oak. This wood type complements the underlying character of our accessible fruit-forward spirit, imparting sweet, rich vanilla and caramel flavours alongside perfectly balanced spice. Every cask has been specially selected and married together in our hand-made oak vat, before being bottled.

  3. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

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

    C: More rounded perhaps than the re-charred batch, though both young malts change and evolve swiftly and the re-charred expression over-takes this soon enough. At first, I find this fruity apple-y beer slightly sweeter, so less sour [in comparison to the re-charred], and with a vegetal soup vibe which is to my liking. Bourbon-y by the end. 

  4. Simo scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

Tastingtags

Add tasting tags by clicking the flavours you recognized in this whisky.

Whiskybase

Whiskybase is founded in 2007 with the goal to create the biggest resource of whisky information in the world. A community driven website built by and for whisky enthusiasts.  




Whiskybase B.V. 
Zwaanshals 530 
3035 KS Rotterdam 
The Netherlands 

KVK: 52072819
VAT: NL850288836B01

Copyright © 2018


Forgot your password?

Login