Bimber Recharred Cask

Another expression from the highly interesting Bimber distillery, following my first review of their first release (reviewed last year by us) which was plainly excellent.

This new small-batch release is limited to 5,000 individually numbered bottles and has been crafted from a vatting of our heavily charred American oak casks laid down in 2016. The selection of American Oak casks was hand charred by Bimber’s on-site coopers to level #4 char – also known as ‘Alligator char’. The deep charring process caramelized the wood sugars and added a layer of filtering carbon to the surface of the barrel.

So, will this one be as good as the first edition? let’s find out.

Bimber Recahrred cask, 51.9%, £62.95

Nose: Sweet pastries, topped with grilled pineapple, icing sugar, and some sweet stewed orchard fruit, cinnamon powder, sultanas wildflower honey, and quite some wood, sawdust and a spicy touch, with a minty edge.

Palate: sweet and spicy nectar on the palate – with peppermint, and cinnamon gum, packing a nice spicy punch, then the sweeter notes kick in with sweet red caramelized apples, flambe bananas, caramel candy and touches of ginger.

Finish: Chocolate, cocoa, honey, sultanas, and zingy wood.

Conclusion: A very different beast than the first edition, but still lovely and very drinkable, sweet and spicy. This one’s still available.

Available on the MoM shop for £62.95

Score : 85/100

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