Bimber Single Malt London Whisky

Overall rating
86.30/100
votes
36
Whiskybase ID
WB161061
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Selfridges
Bottled
06.2020
Casktype
4 Bourbon casks in a ex-Gonzales Oloroso Butt
Casknumber
544-7/67
Number of bottles
936
Strength
51.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060444430981
Bottled for
Selfridges & Co
Market
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Added on
26 jun 2020 7:14 pm by copinlondon
Cask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

£ 359.78

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Whisky reviews for Bimber Single Malt London Whisky

8 users have left 9 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.30 points.

  1. holborndrinker scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    I have tried the sherry which is very dry and not that pleasant - it detracts from the spirit. It's pleasant, but there are much better Bimbers out there.
    • Nose
      82 82
      The DNA of a typical Bimber is slightly dampened by the sherry cask - the sherry notes detract rather than add.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Slightly strange - the fruity spirit is dulled somewhat but still pleasant. Some notes of aniseed.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Quite long.

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  3. kanpai79 scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

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

  4. dram-drinker scored this whisky 84 points Photo Moderator

    A little bit too sweet and close to artificial flavours
    • Nose
      85 85
      Ripe berries, apricot, little vanilla, candy, toffee, honey, raspberry, strawberry, spices, little pepper
    • Taste
      84 84
      Oily, creamy, fruity, good sweetness, actually rather sweet, more strawberry, little raspberry, toffee, candy
    • Finish
      82 82
      Medium long, warm, fruity, sweet

  5. CowboyTzf scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    really spicy and bitter, rubber and raw banana peel. this is too young to bottle

  6. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Toffee, cooked fruits, menthol, bit of leather, pleasant.

  7. man2392 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Nose: espresso machiatto, oak furniture, tarred rape, liquorice, menthol, fisherman's friend, chicory and streusel
    Palate: ancho chilli and dark chocolate. very oily
    Finish: apothecary cough syrup, chopped nuts, tails, very fruity- plums and damsons

    With water
    Nose: mint and wet icing sugar, victoria plum conserve
    Palate: hot and earthy
    Finish: fruitier than before

    Tasted as part of The Dusties Bimber tasting with Matt McKay

  8. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2020/12/18/letting-go-3-s-w-a-g-live/

    Aside from the marketing/communication fiasco and the fact that I’m £30 lighter with nothing to show [Selfridges, you can ‘do one’], the bigger news is these bottles – at time of writing – are fetching up to £1000 at auction. That’s the same money as Brora 11th release [if you look hard enough and are patient].

    N: Despite the surprisingly ‘proper’ old-skool sherry vibes, the likeness to cask #42 is strikingly similar, albeit with a plastic-y burnt note.

    T: Displaying formidable strength on arrival and more old skool sherry vibes, the bubblegum is back. Again, with such a neutral [exposed] spirit, was the new make ever going to supersede such a characterful cask with a well-trodden path?

    F: There’s that plastic-y note again and very fruity layered tannins. This all speaks of that fabulous cask but where’s the barley spirit to back things up?

    C: Bimber spirit is crying out for a good caring cask. Problem is, if the cask isn’t sympathetic enough [active/virgin/first-fill for example,..] what can result is cask activity that compromises balance and provides an environment where the distillate can’t evolve.

    I shall re-review this with a bigger 10cl sample another time. Until then: [Provisionally] scores 83 points, for a great cask.

  9. whisky313 did not rate this whisky Specialist

    recommended retail price including vat £79.99 (87 €uro / US$99 / 140 AUD$)

  10. holborndrinker scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    This is a 3.5 year old ex-bourbon finished off in a 500L oloroso butt for four months.

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