Bimber Baker Street

Overall rating
85.86/100
votes
9
Whiskybase ID
WB183369
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Spirit of the Underground
Bottled
05.2021
Casktype
American oak ex-Bourbon
Casknumber
126
Number of bottles
264
Strength
58.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
13 may 2021 6:54 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

£ 2000.00

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9 × member ratings

50 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Bimber Baker Street

4 users have left 4 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.86 points.

  1. Official tasting note

    The Spirit of the Underground Collection, is an ongoing collection of single malts, that celebrate the heritage and diversity of the distillery’s home city, with each bottle featuring a different station on the London Underground network.

    Each release features stunning iconography presenting a unique piece of London’s history, and comes adorned with an eye-catching label and packaging design that observes the significance of each station’s location.

    The four initial releases of the collection; Waterloo (58.3% ABV), Baker Street (58.1% ABV), Kings Cross St Pancras (58.5% ABV) and Oxford Circus (58.8% ABV), have all been matured in American Oak ex-bourbon cask.

    With 270 stations on the network to select from, The Spirit of the Underground Collection is intended to grow alongside Bimber. New expressions will be added in batches (four single casks at a time) populating each of the Underground’s 11 lines and reflecting the vibrancy and multiplicity of the stations and locations throughout the capital city.

    Commenting on the launch, Matt McKay from Bimber, said: “We’re delighted to unveil this exciting new partnership and the first expressions of The Spirit of the Underground Collection. As we approach the fifth anniversary of our spirit, this collaboration with Transport for London celebrates both one of the great engineering projects of the past 200 years and the ongoing development of our spirit. Bimber is very much a product of London and we’re thrilled to showcase our single malt whisky in this most incredible way.”

    Limited to around 250 bottles per release, the first batch of The Spirit of the Underground Collection whiskies, will be available later this month from Bimber’s online shop, for a RRP of £125.00 each.

  2. Coldorak scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Review taken from my blog: https://moredramslessdram.com/2021/06/28/bimber-underground-tweet-tasting/
    • Nose
      86 86
      More citrusy than Waterloo for me. Roasted pineapple, ripe banana, lemon curd and butter on a toast, green apples, dark cherries, sawdust, maybe also plain dust, and metallic notes. Churros dusted with sugar and cinnamon. A few drops of water didn’t change much the profile, maybe a tiny wee bit more citrusy?
    • Taste
      86 86
      Thinner mouthfeel (than Waterloo), more on citrus again. Lemon, orange, clementine. Again, oak bitterness. Peppermint, nasturtium and rose petals, treacle, chocolate and bechamel sauce. With water: everything cranked up a notch, but it’s getting more spicy after 10 seconds. Water quite opens it.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Chocolate, bechamel, lemon and the oak bitterness intertwine and linger around the tongue, with a nice cosy warmth on the throat. Huge chocolate note on the finish in fact.

  3. holborndrinker scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Paying £120 for a whisky under 5 years seems odd, but the whisky is pretty special: I suspect Einstein was precociously intelligent at 5, so age is sometimes just a number.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Very fruit forward - like apple crumble and custard. The alcohol is very subdued on the nose given the abv.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Liquid toffee apple with a massive dollop of alcohol at the end - incredible.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium finish - the alcohol is noticeable on the finish but soon settles.

  4. Tuboo scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Apples, Floral, Slightly perfumed, wood oil

    Marzipan, Milk Turkish Delight with pistachios, touch of wood resin, Strawberries, Nuts, some chocolate. Memories of a Tonka Bean panna cotta.

    LOVED IT.

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