Bimber Waterloo

Overall rating
84.29/100
votes
11
Whiskybase ID
WB183370
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Spirit of the Underground
Bottled
05.2021
Casktype
American oak ex-Bourbon
Casknumber
99
Number of bottles
257
Strength
58.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
13 may 2021 7:20 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

£ 125.00

22 × in wishlist

11 × member ratings

49 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Bimber Waterloo

6 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.29 points.

  1. Coldorak scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Review taken from my blog: https://moredramslessdram.com/2021/06/28/bimber-underground-tweet-tasting/
    • Nose
      85 85
      Nice fruity nose with peaches, roasted apples dusted with cinnamon and vanilla, sweet caramel, Italian vanilla ice cream, malted barley grist and slight notes of orange nectar juice. After a moment, the ice cream evolves to strawberry and something making me think of the fat part of the smell of surimi. A few drops of water bring out the fruits in front.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Rich thick mouthfeel as usual with Bimber. Chili spices hit that bits the tongue, oak spices, you’d think you’re licking a stave. Vanilla, cocoa powder for the children’s breakfast milk, salted butter, cracked black pepper. Over time the mouthfeel gets very creamy, almost waxy. Digestive biscuits and copper coins. Maybe a bit of gunpowder. With water, the spices and oakiness take the reins and don’t let much place for the rest.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Chili and pepper as well as oak spices linger on with a slight metallic touch.

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  3. Squinugie scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80

  4. DramALife scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    S 5
    - Quite gentle on the nose given its strength & youth. Fruity x spicy dram, new-make flavour has dominated the experience. Adding water will reinforce the new-make profile.

    N 26
    - Plenty of pineapples
    - New make spirit (malt x alcohol x sweet)
    - Demarara sugar
    - Some indistinguishable woodiness behind

    P 26
    - Citrusy tropical fruit
    - Malty
    - Spice (nutmeg, black pepper, touch of chilli at the back) goes parallel with the fruit

    F 26
    - Mid, mildly burn finish
    - dark roasted espresso
    - More oaky than expected, peppery spice lingering
    - Mildly strawy

  5. holborndrinker scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    You would never guess it was so young, or made on an industrial estate in London. A very decent dram - just a shame more people can't try it.
    • Nose
      Sweet, spicy, wood with a hint of banana - the alcohol is quite restrained.
    • Taste
      A slightly oily mouthfeel, the sweetness is more subdued with a lovely warmth developing.
    • Finish
      The finish is pretty long as the warmth lingers.

  6. Tuboo scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    Sweet, Nutty, Peanut Brittle, Apples, Nutmeg, Custard Tart (in taste, not mouthfeel). Reminds me of a sweet wine cask whisky.

  7. 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.

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