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Overeem Sherry Cask Cask - Cask Strength

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Overeem Sherry Cask Cask - Cask Strength

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  • Brand: Overeem
  • Bottler: Distillery Bottling
  • ABV: 60.0%
  • Cask #: OHD-094

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Overeem Sherry Cask Cask - Cask Strength

I first encountered Overeem, a little Tasmanian whisky, at Whisky Live Perth this last year. Before that I'd never heard of them. At Whisky Live I got to chatting with the head distiller of Sullivan's Cove who suggested I give the Overeem a try.

And I was blown away. Completely and utterly. enjoyed their entry level whiskies, love their port cask strength, but it was the sherry cask strength that for me, took away the title best whisky in the show.

It was so awesome that I dragged my entire whisky club to the booth to try it, and everyone responded with whoa!

However outside of my local whisky friends, whenever I'd say that the sherry cask strength was my favorite, everyone would look at me and go "Really?! Even more then the port cask strength?! We all prefer the port cask strength, I can't believe you love the sherry cask strength, I mean it's great, but better then the port?!"

Those thoughts were echoed by fellow connosr member and good buddy, Systemdown, and even Jane Overeem, one of the owners of Overeem. Everyone!


Oh well different strokes for different folks.

And then the latest Whisky Bible was released, and I wound up chatting with Jane over the phone and one of the first things she said to me was "Well I guess you're right."


Turns out that Jim Murray shares some of the same tastes as myself, he loved the port cask strength, but his baby was the sherry cask strength, giving it a 95/100.

Haha, I knew I wasn't crazy, or am I?!

Anyway this is one of my favorite Australian whiskies, one that I'd love to get as a Christmas present and seeing as how I've got a slight Christmasy theme going on in my reviews, I figured I'd do a write up on it.

This is bottle 34/135 from cask 32.

Love, Love the nose!

Big Christmas nose, spices, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, mint, cloves, dark fruits, sultanas, figs, raisins, plums, citrus, burnt caramel, mild vanilla, dark chocolate, some leather, the very faintest hint of meat (trust me it's there, pork crackling).

Yeah I definitely love that nose.

And personally I find the palate just as awesome, again the huge spices, cinnamon, nutmeg, the dark fruits, sultanas, figs, raisins, but they lurk in the background behind the spices, citrus, dark chocolate, cocoa, cocoa is dominating towards the end, with the spices, sweet fruits and bitter cocoa playing together in a way that has me grinning from ear to ear.

Even nicer is that I don't find the palate on this as hot as the port cask strength, so it'd be a good introduction to Aussie cask strengths in my opinion.

Super long finish, spices again dominating.

Yeah it's safe to say that I love this whisky. I've had batches that were just great to batches that are phenomenal, as is the case with all single barrel releases, but I haven't had a bad one yet.

Price point is around $180 or so here in Australia, but you might struggle to find them in bottle shops as they're just gaining some traction here in Western Australia, but if you can find, it's definitely worth a purchase in my opinion.


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!


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