London-based Bimber Distillery
today announced the launch of the third release of The Spirit of the Underground Collection, produced in conjunction with Transport for London.
The release No. 3 showcases four new stations – Camden Town, Canary Wharf, Notting Hill Gate and Tower Hill – each featuring iconography presenting varying pieces of London’s history, adorned with labels and packaging design individual to each station’s location.
Each of the four releases has undergone a second maturation in a different fortified wine cask, with three of the stations showcasing cask types not previously released by Bimber.
The collection will be available to buy directly from the distillery’s Spirit of the Underground
website from Monday 16th till Thursday 19th May via a weighted ballot. Each bottle has an RRP of £125.
The first – Camden Town – has been described as having nose notes of chopped hazelnuts, a palate of almond paste and hazelnuts with a nutty finish with lingering piquant spice. Its ABV is 58.5%.
Secondly, Canary Wharf has a slightly lower ABV of 58.1% ABV, with the producer describing it as having nose notes of mandarin peels and cooking apples, an orange zest mouthfeel with candied lemon peels followed by a lasting spice finish.
Notting Hill Gate has the highest ABV of the four with 59%. Its nose is described as tinned pineapple, with a clementine and nectarine palate and a toasted oak finish.
Finally, Tower Hill has an ABV of 58.7%, with nose notes of delicate dried slices of apricot, a bright apple and citrus fruits palate followed by a coffee and walnut cake finish.
Commenting on the launch of the collection, Bimber’s Director of Marketing and Communications Matt McKay said, “We’re delighted to reveal the next four stations that will be joining The Spirt of the Underground Collection. For this release, we’ve selected four outstanding casks which showcase our ever-broadening selection of flavour profiles. Each of these fortified wine casks has brought both a unique influence and a different perspective to our distinctive London spirit. And we’re particularly excited to be using Release 3 to unveil three entirely new casks styles that we have added into our growing cask inventory.”