Official Tasting notes:
Nose: Sweet and vibrant with fresh pineapple, banana, coconut and dried mango.
Palate: Rich oily malt, vanilla sponge cake, fresh summer fruits, citrus and butter biscuits.
Finish: Butter, malt, coconut, vanilla, and citrus.
Overeem ‘12 Year Old’ Bourbon Cask OHD-057 Single Malt Whisky 700ml 46%
The first ever 12-year-old whisky distilled by Casey Overeem.
Region: Hobart, Tasmania
Cask type: AO/Bourbon
Cask No: OHD-057
Release date: 1st of November 2021
This rare ‘Distillers Reserve’ expression is the second of only six 200 litre casks from Overeem’s highly anticipated 12-Year-Old ‘Bourbon Cask Matured Series’. Selling out at the distillery within a day, owners Jane Overeem and her husband Mark graciously sent an allocation our way for any whisky enthusiasts who may have missed out on the release. The remaining casks will be decanted and sold in early 2022 and mid-2022.
The Distillery comments;
“We can’t quite put into words just how excited we are to share these special whiskies with you. It has truly been a wonderful journey… In 2009 Founder, Casey Overeem filled his first ever 200 litre ex-Bourbon casks from Heaven Hill Distillery, Kentucky. Over the course of the next 12 months, Casey filled another 5. A total of 6 casks that he planned on maturing for at least 10 years.
‘See you in 2020’ he had said, as he rolled them into the bond store”
“The second of only six casks from our 12-Year-Old Bourbon Cask Matured series, OHD-057 showcases summer fruits and sweet pudding, in an incredibly well-balanced display of malt, spirit and cask. Presented at 46% abv, this wonderfully soft and oily spirit offers a silky mouthfeel and a finish that keeps giving. Perfect for the Australian summer ahead, this single cask, single malt whisky offers both layers of complexity to be analysed and critiqued, yet also a simplicity that is easily enjoyed”.