I’ve got this sample bottle.
I deliberately don’t look up the internet to find anything about it.
It’s just me, the whisky, and my palate.
Lovely dark brown colour.
Crisp, clean & inviting nose suggests port or sherry cask influence rather than added caramel & chill filtering.
I’m getting sweet & dark cherries.
Palate is smooth initially – before flavours burst in along with the high ABV.
More cask influence – more dark cherries over and above a soft vanilla base.
A lovely prickly spice on the finish slowly drying out with the rich dark fruit flavours ebbing away.
A very nice full bodied whisky. Good clean aromas & powerful mouthfeel.
Bodes well for future releases.
Well done Bimber!