Bimber Distillery debuts English Barley Vodka

Dec 1, 2017by Owen Bellwood

London-based Bimber Distillery has launched English Barley Vodka, exclusively available from UK department store Fortnum & Mason.

The new release is part of the store's collection of seasonal spirits, a new range of drinks infused with Fortnum & Mason’s most-loved treats. The ‘grain-to-glass’ distillery create its vodka with grain harvested from a single Berkshire farm and malt the grains at Britain’s oldest working maltings. Distilled at Bimber’s West London distillery, Fortnum & Mason’s master distiller uses small batch ‘single-shot’ distillations “to retain the full character of the barley in each sip.” Bimber’s head of sales Adam Trethewy described the vodka as: “a micro-distilled, unfiltered and gluten free vodka, full of barley and lemongrass character and with a rich, creamy, citric finish.” The Bimber Distillery launched in 2015 and has released its own London Dry gin as well as oak-aged and fruit-infused vodkas. The distillery's Barley Vodka joins the Fortnum & Mason seasonal spirits range, which also includes a London Dry gin, English cassis gin and a marmalade vodka. English Barley Vodka is available to buy for £28.50 for a 50cl bottle in store and online at Fortnum & Mason.