Overeem Bourbon Cask Matured Single Malt Cask Strength
Overeem // Tasmania, Australia
Old Hobart Distillery started as a family-owned and operated business headed by Casey Overeem, who secured his distilling license in 2005 and took a pilgrimage to 15 of Scotland's distilleries to best learn the craft. The Bourbon Cask on its first release saw only 170 bottles, and marked the beginning of what might be Australia's finest whisky. In 2014, Old Hobart was sold to Lark Distillery, but both distilleries run as separate entities. Overeem Bourbon Cask is matured for a minimum of 5 years in American oak ex-bourbon cask, non-chill filtered, and is bottled at cask strength (their standard 86 proof is sold out until 2020). It is available in select Australian, UK and Netherlands bars and liquor stores.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
"At first, smooth sweet smoke comes from the glass before an unexpected hit of vanilla-caramel, apples, and fruity pear drop (a type of hard candy). This follows on the palate with the apples and pears at the forefront of a floral, spicy mix that tingles the tongue. The whisky is incredibly lush and the finish is long, with a mix of fruit spices and a warming, sweet mouthfeel. "