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Apogee XII - Pure Malt Whisky

Overall rating
86.00/100
votes
2
Whiskybase ID
WB197255
Category
Blended Malt
Bottler
Bimber Distillery (Bim)
Bottled
2021
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
used Bimber Single Malt ex-Bourbon casks
Number of bottles
25000
Strength
46.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
24 Nov 2021 6:24 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

£ 48.01

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Whisky Reviews for Apogee XII - Pure Malt Whisky

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.00 points

  1. Official tasting note

    Apogee XII by Bimber
    12 years old malt whisky
    46.3%abv - 70cl
    £49.95

    Apogee XII whisky offers flawless balance with additional layers of flavour and complexity derived from the vivid, fruit and spice-forward character of the ex-Bimber casks.

    We sourced some of the finest single malt whiskies from both the Highlands and Speyside. These whiskies were matured for a minimum of 12 years before being enhanced further through skilful, meticulous blending and an additional maturation in ex-bourbon casks that were previously used to age Bimber’s award-winning London single malt whisky.

    Bottled at 46.3% ABV with no colouring or chill-filtration, Apogee is presented in a striking, custom glass bottle – which features a tactile, hammered glass that has been fashioned to imitate the surfaces of Bimber’s small copper pot stills.
    • Nose
      Spiced pears and oven-baked apricot flans are sweetened by candy necklaces and scented with rosewater, nutmeg and powdered ginger
    • Taste
      Syrupy orchard and stone fruits provide a bright and fresh mouthfeel supported by lightly charred oak, gentle white pepper and cooling mint
    • Finish
      Lingering ripe and sweet fruits alongside sympathetic, aromatic oak

  2. robbert88 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Mystery sample received in August to taste.
    Tasted blind on August 10:
    • Nose
      wet tea leaves, nutmeg, sweet leather, coconut, something that reminds me of the sweetness of sherry, red apple, pear peel, nice fruity sweetness, the scents of a forest in autumn.
    • Taste
      P: thick viscous mouthfeel with a somewhat greasy texture, sweet, slightly leather, stone fruit, white pepper, caramel, vanilla, cough syrup
    • Finish
      F: medium long, especially the sweet flavors remain. Clearly also wood influences in the aftertaste. And some spiciness of pepper, nutmeg, and slightly cinnamon.

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