Mad Maxine Australian Single Malt Whisky 54.9% 700ml
11 Year Old Australian Whisky from a closed distillery
10 years in French Oak Port Cask
1 year in American Oak Sherry
Private Bottling - only 71 bottles made - never officially released to retail before
Bottle #4 and #5 up for grabs.
On the Eye: Deep gold & brassy On the Nose: Intense aromatics, fruit chocolates, caramel, butterscotch, turkish delight, crème brulee, plum pudding rum soaked raisins, hint of cider On the Palate: Creamy texture, sweet and delicately spicy, fruitcake, caramel, liquorice & sweet malt. The Finish:Long. Vanilla bean laced with spiced raisins.
700mL | 43% Alc/Vol
Overeem Ex-Port Single Cask
Bottled Exclusively For Whisky Fair 2017
Cask OHD-110 labelled as OBWF-2017.
Bottled at 60%, 120 bottles produced.
This rare Australian collectors whisky is finally available again. 1 bottle only.
Whisky Fair selected, OHD-110, was a 100-litre port cask and will be offered in Overeem’s elegant 700ml bottles.
Years of supply issues (read: zero stocks) have kept Overeem away from Sydney Whisky Fair, but they returned in 2017.
The Overeem distillery began as a hobby for owner Casey Overeem, who commissioned a Hobart-made Knapp Lewer copper pot still and placed it in his garage. Some people put cars in their garage, other people put bars. Casey put a distillery.
Production started in 2007, with Casey filling 100 litre ex-port and ex-sherry casks. These came to maturation after five or six years, on average, and became one of Australia’s most cult-loved whiskies.
Part of the initial Aussie whisky push, when Lark’s Bill Lark, Limeburners’ Cameron Syme, Bakery Hill’s David Baker and Sullivans Cove’s Patrick Maguire were telling the story Australian single malt whisky, Casey and daughter Jane Overeem became much loved fixtures on the Australian whisky scene.
A tough slog initially (“We make whisky in Australia?”) it was soon to be in a post-international award recognition world that demand for Overeem would quickly outstrip supply. Any period of time in the past that Casey decided to take some time off for a holiday was suddenly felt half a decade on, when both sherry and port cask expressions were unavailable for over a year respectively.
In January 2014 Casey sold the Overeem business to Lark, the distillery his good mate and Australian whisky Godfather Bill Lark had established, although the stills remained in his shed at the end of the driveway at their family home.
After a period of planning and hand-over, the stills have now been moved and Overeem is now well-and-truly a sister brand to Lark. Excitingly for drinkers, the slow trickle of releases has started again.
After robust negotiations Overeem agreed to sell Whisky Fair the full cask of OHD-110 and bottle it at 60%. An ex-port cask, it yielded 120 (and three quarters) bottles. It has been labelled OBWF-2017 and the bottles are individually numbered from 1 to 120.
OHD-110 was distilled on or about 6 May 2011 and settled 2 May 2017, making it just three days shy of six years old and right in that five-to-six year window of when Overeem expressions shine. We understand that this was distilled by Casey Overeem himself.
Colour: Rose Gold
Aroma: Mixed spices, cut dry grass, and coconut. Dried cranberries, dark berries, hints of vanilla
Palate: Super complex tannins from the ample oak influence. Blackcurrant, orange, cinnamon,
grapefruit, anise, and red liquorice.
Finish: Barley Sugar and more complex oak.
Cask Number: OHD-100
Individually numbered bottles
147 bottles were released in this very rare & limited distillery release.
Packaging: Display box with two branded Overeem - Glencairn whisky glasses
700ml | 43%alc
Award winning Paddock-to-bottle Tasmanian single malt whisky. Crafted from estate grown, floor-malted barley and distilled & matured onsite in specially selected small oak wine casks.
The result is a beautifully balanced Tasmanian single malt whisky with rich.fruity characteristics and a long, lingering finish.
Distilled by our good mate and local legend Dean Jackson.
This is the final release under the 'Redlands Distillery' label, who will be now producing whisky under their ‘Old Kempton Distillery’ label.
500ml | 46% ABV Tasmania, Australia
Redlands Distillery Cask Strength Pinot Small Cask Matured #08 64.4% 500ml
Cask No: RD065
Cask Type: Pinot
Distiller: Dean Jackson
Released on World Whisky Day 2017 at Old Kempton House for the Tasmanian/SMWS whisky dinner.
Martins first offering of 44 bottles is the Riverbourne Identity Single malt whisky which was made using a mixture of Westminster and Buloke barleys and then matured in an American Oak cask (number 3) and bottled at 61.3%alc. The whisky brings an aromatic nose and is a sugary raisin musty floral bomb.
500mL | 61.3% Alc/Vol
One Only. Bottle 39 out of 44.
Photo for Illustration purposes.
French Oak Tempranillo Cask 1st Release ‘Hector Musselwhite’
Tasmanian Single Malt Whisky
Bottle 62 of 110
Aroma – Lapin cherries, blackberry notes and candied orange | Palette – grassy citrus, milk chocolate and meringue | Finish – spice, rich oak and lingering cocoa.
Limit: Purchase limit of 1 bottle of each style per customer.
The Spirit Thief labels are genuine Hobart Penitentiary criminal records from very early 20th century, a time when Hobart Town was a hard place to live and survive. Hector Musselwhite (our Tempranillo cask label) was sentenced in 1908 for 6 charges of ‘false pretence’ and given 6 months Gaol time. Arthur Jennings (our Shiraz cask label) was, according to his record, a hairdresser and sentenced in 1904 for 6 months Gaol time for being ‘Idle etc’. We feel these men (and women) were (most-likely) hard done-by and now pay tribute to them on our labels a century later. Each new release of Spirit Thief will feature a different ‘Thief’.
This first release batch of whisky was distilled at the original Redlands Distillery in Plenty, Derwent Valley by Dean Jackson and Robbie Gilligan (now Chair of the Tasmanian Whisky Producers Association), matured in part at Plenty and then moved to Kempton, now home to Old Kempton Distillery and was bottled and filtered at Belgrove Distillery. Every bottle is individually numbered. Check your label!
If you missed out on purchasing a bottle from us direct, you can find Spirit Thief at the following excellent bars around the nation, with a lot more to follow. And if you’re a bar manager and you want to stock us, please get in contact.
Sold out at Starward distillery in just under 4 hours.
Rare release - perfect for collectors of Australian whisky.
Cask strength Australian Whisky.
Australian whisky made with 100% Australian barley and matured in ex Makers Mark & Wild Turkey barrels, designed to showcase Starward's wonderful spirit. Super-limited amount.
Nose: Oodles of bright tropical fruits including roasted pineapple, green bananas, and honeydew melon with a background of lemongrass and sweet white chocolate.
Palate: Sweet and buttery, think millionaire's shortbread with caramel biscuit notes, returning to tropical fruit freshness with a subtle pinch of white pepper.
Finish: Indulgent and sweet vanilla custard, coconut and banana with a drizzle of honey.
Tasting notes by Master of Malt
500ml | 52% ABV | Victoria, Australia