Appearance : topaz with copper hues.
Nose : firm, powerful. Like a tarte tatin seasoned with spices (cinnamon, clove), the first nose is also apricoty and roasted (tobacco, coffee). Allowed to breathe, fine notes of apricot stone, candied mango, blood orange and heather honey bring lots of nobility to the particularly radiant aromatic palette. Then, with distinction, a fine layer of salted butter caramel, beeswax, and apricot and vanilla aromas come to centre-stage.
Palate : rich, unctuous. Wavering between malted barley and milk chocolate, the attack is preciously woody (varnish, antique wood). On the mid-palate, exotic fruits (mango, guava, persimmon) and cocoa bean form an extremely sophisticated duo. Gradually, pipe tobacco, aromatic plants (sage, camomile, bay leaf) and dried fruit (date, fig) further accentuate the pleasant sensation of maturity found at the end of the palate. Very svelte, it lingers with lots of invigorating fruit until the finish.
Overall : long, very energetic. At the start of the finish, candied citrus fruit (orange, lemon, grapefruit), orange blossom and black tea flavours refresh the palate. Fine rancio notes (apricot, peach, wild peach), noble spices (cardamom, curry, star anise) and the same black fruits (bramble, blackcurrant) brilliantly reveal the very dense and nuanced character of the very end of the palate. On the retro- nasal olfaction, notes of cinnamon, oak stave, toast, vanilla and cedar underscore the influence of the new oak ageing. The empty glass is intensely spicy (pepper), hot (Cayenne), liquorice and praline.
BIMBER 3 YO 2016 Virgin Oak Single Cask French Connections
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Founded in 2015, the Bimber distillery is located in London. The excitement inspired by the release of the first single malt from this distillery in September 2019, named simply The First, can be explained by the ingredients behind its creation, which include malted barley from Warminster, Britains oldest maltings; fermentations that last over a week; very slow distillation in small, direct-fired wooden stills – 1,000 litres for the wash still and 600 litres for the spirit still; and strict selection of the casks used for maturation. With impressive maturity and complexity, this version aged in new oak is the perfect illustration of the masterful work of distillery owners Ewelina Chruszczyk and Dairusz Plazewski.
Profile: the powerful first nose is immediately like a tarte tatin. Apricot and roasted (coffee), once allowed to breathe, it becomes exotic (mango), fruity (orange) and honeyed (heather). Gradually, a fine layer of caramel and beeswax cover the aromatic palette. The unctuous attack is malty, chocolate and preciously woody (varnish). On the mid-palate, exotic fruits (mango, persimmon) and cocoa beans form a very sophisticated duo. Next, dried fruit (date), pipe tobacco and aromatic plants accentuate the pleasant sensation of maturity that emanates from the flavour palette. The lively start of the finish is characterized by citrus fruit (grapefruit), orange blossom and black tea flavours. Noble spices, black fruits and a delicate rancio feed a nuanced and complex end to the palate.
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