Tasting Notes: thewhiskywash.com
NOSE: Spiced apple sauce spiked with red wine. Quite soft and inviting.
PALATE: The first impression is luscious creaminess. By mid-palate, the spirit proves darker and earthier than it smells—lots of cinnamon and fig, but without smoke except in the way that, say, a kalamata olive delivers a vague sense of smokiness. The finish is even spicier as the flavors accumulate.
Conclusion: I suppose one buys a bottle like this because it’s unique and rare. But Overeem Single Cask is a rich, complex, and intriguing spirit no matter its exotic source or price tag.