What's in a name? Old Hobart Overeem Sherry Cask Matured whisky is called whisky because it's produced in Australia. Were it from America it would be spelled Old Hobart Overeem Sherry Cask Matured whiskey, rather than whisky.
This is the Daniel Day Lewis of whisky. Capable of being many things and capable of making you totally enthralled by its performance. There is power in this whisky, but also beauty, fire, complexity, sweetness and excitement. Like a great film it is impossible to pick up all the subtlety of the story on one viewing. You understand the plot but miss the detail; different moods will allow you to see different expressions in the whisky. Above all it is something to share, that burst of apple-caramel, or lingering cinnamon finish can leave you glued to the glass like you would be to the screen. In reality, trying to write a tasting note to describe something like this is like trying to describe Lincoln as ‘a tall man with a big hat’; you’ve got an outline but the only way to really know is to try it for yourself. @BestyMike if you like the tasting note.
25th August 2014
I can't put it any better than stated above! I bought a bottle of this lovely liquid for Christmas Day. Typically I am a Speyside whiskey fan, but after trying this at a Christmas party whereOvereem was featured tasted something completely unique, I would definitely recommend this Aussie treat for ANY occasion!
28th December 2013
On the nose we have notes spiced apple pie, vanilla ice cream some perfumed notes and a slight vegetative note (boiled sweet potato.) Given time some sweet, plump raisins come to the fore, alongside a little dustiness and some cracked black pepper. Extremely rich and complex!
The palate: Wonderfully spicy and sweet, with star anise, clove and cinnamon dusted apples coating the palate, alongside some dried fruits (apricot and date), soft caramel and some vibrant blood orange notes.
The finish is very lengthy indeed giving lingering notes of dark chocolate, orange zest and toasted malt.
25th November 2013