London’s Bimber Distillery recently released Apogee XII. The new release is a twelve-year-old, premium “pure malt” whisky that has been elevated through an additional maturation in ex-Bimber casks. Created in celebration of the fine art of blending, Apogee XII whisky offers flawless balance with additional layers of flavour and complexity derived from the vivid, fruit and spice-forward character of the ex-Bimber casks.
In order to make Apogee, Bimber sourced some of the finest single malt whiskies from both Speyside and the Highlands. The whiskies were then matured for at least twelve years before being enhanced. Blended further in a meticulous process and additionally matured in ex-bourbon casks that were previously used to age Bimber’s award-winning single malt whisky, the drink is reassuringly one-of-a-kind.
With no colouring or chill-filtration, the drink is bottled at 46.3% ABV and presented in a striking, custom glass bottle – which features a tactile, hammered glass that has been fashioned to imitate the surfaces of Bimber’s small copper pot stills.
Commenting on the Apogee XII release, Bimber Distillery spokesperson Matt McKay said:
“We are delighted to unveil our first Apogee expression – and for it to join the ranks of Bimber’s growing offering of exceptional whiskies. It is no secret that as a craft distillery, our inventory of casks is growing, but is still relatively small. Apogee has been created as a response to the burgeoning demand for our products – both as a continually available expression and as an extension of our passion for the fine art of blending.”
The initial release of 25,000 bottles will be available from November 2021 via specialist retailers worldwide for £59.95 per 70cl bottle.
For more information, head over to Bimber Distillery’s official website.
In August, Bimber Distillery announced the release of its 2021 Country Collection of single cask, single malt whiskies.