Apogee XII 12 Year Old

Delicate, Juicy, Oak, Vanilla
2022-02-25
The so-called Pure Malt Whisky (euphemism for blend) Apogee XII from the house of Bimber is described as a milestone of the London-based craft distillery founded in 2015.
According to their own statements, they are reacting to the increasing demand and are extraordinarily convinced of their product.
Apogee XII 12 Year Old
Apogee XII 12 Year Old (Image Source: The Whisky Exchange)

See

Bimber's 12-year-old blend consists of single malts from Speyside and the Highlands and is finished in Bimber's own ex-bourbon casks. If you believe Bimber, it took two years to give this whisky its character through the fine art of blending:
"Over two years in development, Apogee stands at the apex of our blending prowess and offers a showcase of our ceaseless dedication to meticulous maturation." We are curious!
The Pure Malt comes in an exciting bottle. Made from a haptic, hammered glass, it is meant to mimic the surfaces of Bimber's small copper stills.

Smell

A sweet scent of pear and brown sugar comes to us as soon as we pour it into the Glencairn glass. After a short time, nutty and caramel aromas become noticeable and push their way to the fore.

Taste

The oaky start lingers for a long time. Later it slowly gives way to a pleasant apple-cinnamon flavour, which gets a special touch with a slightly spicy mint.

Finish

A slightly fruity-sweet oak accompanies us here for a medium length.

Conclusion

The promising nose was relatively one-dimensional in the taste and finish with the wooden hammer. It felt like the whisky took us through the wood-cutting department of a DIY store.
Interesting and very drinkable, but priced too high, whereas the Bimber Bourbons are also relatively high-priced.

69/100 - Good

Value for Money: Sufficient

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