Bimber Oloroso cask Batch 02/2020 (Vatting), 51.7% ABV.

bimber oloroso02/2020

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Bimber Whisky

Appearance

Deep gold in colour, it beads up on the swirl line, and drops slow medium legs and teardrops that cling to the glass.

Nose

Initially it’s a mixture of black cherries, a carpenters workshop, cream soda, and a tea note. The ABV is a little fizzy up my nostrils. With time more red fruits come through, I’m thinking strawberries and cranberries, there’s also a dustiness, it comes across as peppery too. Eventually it reached chocolate orange and black liquorice territories.

Palate

Medium level peppery with darker fruits, cloves, currants, blackberries, ginger and espresso. I have to say that the pepper is getting hotter now, black peppercorns, espresso with no sweetener of any sort, chilli’s, though a sweetness is dancing in the background now. With a bit more time it does sweeten up.

Finish

Medium in length, quite sweet, it continues through from the palate. Peaches, nectarines, and pineapple, not what I expected tbh, but very nice none the less.

My thoughts

I was looking forward to trying this bottling, not because of hype, but because i’d tried a few Bimber bottlings previously, and enjoyed them. It would be quite young, and in the “old days” of whisky it might not have impressed, but these days young whiskies can be very flavourful and rather impressive, this whisky falls into this category, a well crafted whisky in my opinion.

Would i buy a bottle?

It’s another winner from Bimber for me. I tasted this sample during a Bimber zoom tasting, and after hearing from the owner, (Dariusz Plazewski), how he strives to create great quality whisky, his methods and thinking etc, i can only be impressed. They have since released plans for expansion, which will hopefully help them create larger quantities of whisky so it’s more readily available to those who’d like to try/buy it. Yes i’d definitely buy a bottle.

Image credit – Just-whisky.co.uk

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