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Whisky Reviews for Bimber 2016 - Ex-Bourbon
8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.50 points
- 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.
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!
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.
The palate sort of fades out into a drying finish that is medium long, slowly echoing the taste until it gently disappears.
- 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.
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.