London’s award-winning Bimber Distillery has achieved whisky status, with their first casks reaching three years of maturity. This is a significant milestone for Bimber ahead of their first whisky release in September this year. They have launched a Bimber Founders club to coincide with this milestone, and the opportunity for members to purchase a very limited number of private casks.
The Founders’ Club, which publicly launches on 27thMay 2019, aims to build a community of people around Bimber who according to Sales Director Farid Shawish; “share our passion for whisky and want to be part of a distillery whose mission is to produce a true handcrafted Whisky, made with care and traditional methods. Our members will always be welcome for a chat, and their input will play an important part in shaping the future of Bimber Distillery.”
Members will receive their first, exclusive cask strength bottle of London Single Malt Whisky in December this year. This is different from most other distilleries where founding members often must wait many years before receiving a mature bottle of Whisky. Members will also enjoy a further three special and rare bottle releases; a unique members tour of the distillery for up to four people (including tasting our Master distillers private casks), a sample box with 6x 50ml bottles of cask drawn samples, a welcome pack, 10% discount on online Whisky purchases, and notice of all future releases, before they launch.
According to Farid “Our founding members have the advantage of being able to try Bimber whisky at one of our tours, or by purchasing samples from our website, before deciding to join the club. We want to be fair and accessible, and have priced our founders’ clubs at £395, which is substantially cheaper than other comparable offerings”
Members will also be able to purchase their very own 30 Litre cask, hand filled by them with either peated on non-peated new make spirit. These casks will mature at the distillery for three years at which point they will be bottled onsite with personalised labels. Casks are expected to yield approximately 49 bottles of London Single Malt. The offer is strictly limited to 50 casks and are priced at £895.