London Single Malt Spirit Sherry 2 Years Old (63.2%, OB, PX Cask #31, 2018)
- Category: Single Malt Spirit
- Origin: Bimber distillery
- Bottling: OB
- ABV: 63.2%
- Cost: £250 (pre-release)
What they say
FIRST RELEASE PRE-SALE
This London Single Malt is made from English barley, floor malted in the old-fashioned way, creating a unique malt of outstanding quality. Double distilled in traditional copper pot stills for a refined & complex flavour. Maturing in first-fill specially selected ex-Pedro Ximenez Sherry casks at Bimber Distillery, allowing for the full influence of the cask to be imparted on to the whisky.
- Cask31 – ex-P X Sherry – 250 litres
- Filled date: 07.2016
- Non-chill filtered
- Natural cask strength
- Natural colour
- Single cask
The Sherry Cask Matured release is the first of its kind .This single malt spirit will mature into whisky in 2019, when we will bottle and release a single cask.(Limited to 200 bottles)
This limited release of 200 bottles only is available to purchase now. If you would like to reserve a specific bottle number, please contact us directly.
After purchasing, you will receive samples from the cask as it matures, starting with the new-make spirit and a certificate of ownership:
Upon purchase: Certificate of ownership
2019: 1x 70cl Bimber Single Malt London Whisky in wooden box (Sherry cask matured, single cask, one of 200 bottles only)
You will also become a lifetime member of Bimber Distillery’s Whisky Club, receiving advanced notification of all future releases, as well as 10% discount on direct purchases of all Bimber products.
What I say
Thanks to Bimber distillery for the sample
Distilled at Bimber distillery in 2016 and filled into ex-Pedro Ximenez sherry cask #031, this sample was drawn at 2 years old in 2018 at 63.2% ABV.
My tasting notes:
- Appearance: Burnished copper (10/20), rare, slow, medium-fine tears and tapered legs.
- Nose: Quite spirity and spiced, freshly grated cinnamon and nutmeg, pine-nut and fresh apple, pear, peach and apricot, initially, then residual malt, toffee and nut, cinnamon and hazelnut latte, butterscotch and soft suede leather.
- Taste: Much more rounded and full-bodied, a strong malt and toffee backbone, plenty of chopped mixed nuts, a polished edge to the toffee precedes a burst of finely milled baking spices, peanut brittle relaxes into hazelnuts, roasted, pureed and a little mixed with cocoa/chocolate like Nutella spread on a croissant.
- Finish: Long, nutty, vaporous (at cask strength) with nutty oak tannins and hints of cinnamon, lacks a little sweetness?
A delicious 2 year old PX matured sample suggest this first ‘Sherry Cask Matured’ expression that is going to be full of the classic nut, toffee and chocolate flavours that PX bestows.
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