Old Hobart Overeem Sherry Bottling Note
Single cask malt whisky from the Old Hobart distillery in Tasmania aged in a French Oak Sherry quarter cask. This smaller cask leads to greater interaction between wood and liquid during maturation and results in a more intense whisky.
Christmas in a bottle!
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