Overeem Sherry Cask Matured Single Malt Cask Strength
Overeem // Tasmania, Australia
Aged for a minimum of 5 years in a French-oak quarter-cask ex-sherry barrel, the interaction between the wood and the whisky gives the Overeem Sherry cask an intense profile. A running theme of Tasmanian whiskies is to not chill-filter, and Overeem have stayed true to tradition there. The whisky can be tough to get your hands on as availability is limited (and not available in the US), so if you see it in your travels, best to buy now and ask questions later.
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.
"The rich sherry tones are at home here with caramel, burnt sugar and chocolate. Cinnamon, leather and tobacco follow soon after to finish the aroma. On the palate, there is a fruit orchard that breaks away before honeyed sugar, sultanas and cocoa with a pinch of salt--a surprising well-maintained interaction. The finish is long and mildly peppery, with a floral flourish at the end of it all. "