Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Thank You Tasmania!


Whisky: Overeem Sherry Cask Matured


Overeem Sherry Cask Matured



Young Sauternes

So I encountered Overeem single malt whisky at Whisky Live Perth and figured I had to learn more about this distillery and their whisky, especially considering that they were my top whisky choices of the night, and the 2nd pick for almost my entire whisky club, being beaten narrowly by the Kavalan single malts.

I wound up picking up some sample bottles of the entire range after Whisky Live, Overeem Port Cask, Overeem Sherry Cask, Overeem Port Cask Strength and Overeem Sherry Cask Strength.

Last night I decided to crack into the sherry cask matured, having already reviewed the Port Cask Matured.

This release is from cask 37 bottle 91 out of 188 bottles.  That's right, all of the Overeem's are small batches and they are no age statements. I'm honestly going to guess that the whiskies are between 4 and 6 years old.

Let's tuck in shall we?

The nose has lemon, citrus peel, apples, cinnamon, vanilla, grass, honey, nutmeg, allspice, sultanas, icing sugar and is just slightly dusty. 

It's an interesting little nose, enjoyable and sweet.

Time for a taste!

Sweet, enjoyable, little grassy, nice dose of vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, wait it's apple pie delicious, hint of cocoa, oranges, some wee cloves.

Very nice.  It's a good little whisky, one that most people would describe as smooth. 

The finish is surprisingly long with orange zest and dark chocolate lingering.

Very nice.  It's definitely a different cask from what I had at Whisky Live, but very enjoyable.  Decent mouthfeel which can often be a problem for whiskies with the lower abvs, thank you so much guys for not dropping this down to 40%, and like the Port Cask matured is what I'd call a bang for buck whisky, running at roughly $130 a bottle.  To be honest I'd be hard pressed to choose which one of the entry level Overeem's that I enjoyed more, they're both great, and I'd love to keep up with how their casks go as I've had some PHENOMENAL Overeems!

Just like the Port Cask matured, if you're looking for an enjoyable little Aussie whisky, you're not going to go wrong with the Overeem Sherry Cask matured.  Soon I'll get a chance to tuck into the Port Cask Strength and Sherry Cask Strength! 


Nose:        23/25
Taste:        23/25
Finish:       20/25
Balance:    20/25

Overall:     86/100

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