Orphan Barrel Rhetoric 22 year old Kentucky Bourbon 45.2% (NOT 62.8% as previously listed) 750ml
Made at the old Bernheim Distillery and matured for at least part of its life in the warehouses of Stitzel-Weller Distillery, the latest Orphan Barrel to hit our shelves is this 22 year old produced from a mash bill of 86% corn, 8% barley and 6% rye. Released in 2016.
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
Overeem XO Australian Brandy 40% 700ml
Distilled from a selection of the finest east coast Tasmanian wines and matured for seven years in the Overeem Whisky bond store, this extremely rare spirit will be treasured by those with an appreciation for an exceptional XO brandy.
Encased in beautiful custom wooden boxes, there were only 682 of these prized decanters available.
This hand-crafted brandy will never be repeated.
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.
Signatory Vintage 1991 Ben Nevis Cask Strength Scotch Single Malt Whisky 56.5% 700ml
Bottle No: 239/538
Cask No: 2378
Cask Type: Sherry Butt
Smith's Angaston Whisky 18 year old - Single Malt Australian Whisky 46% 700ml
Two charges took place in 1998 and 2000, before the distillery was de-commissioned in 2001. It was then re-commissioned for a further two charges in 2011 and 2014.
For the 2000 distillation we sourced double strength malt extract from Coopers Brewery, made from pale malted Tasmanian Franklin barley and seeded with a special French yeast strain originating from the Cognac district. The brew was fermented in our Angaston cellars at the Yalumba winery, then distilled through our original 1931 pot still.
The spirit was filled into old hogshead coopered at Yalumba.
Right from the outset the 2000 vintage showed all the hallmarks of becoming an outstanding whisky. Regular tastings over the years showed a pleasing progression in flavour development, exhibiting great diversity in richness and complexity.
This 18-year-old Single Malt release has been selected from the 2000 vintage, cask no. 970637, which has been judiciously topped with small quantities of Smith’s Single Malts from 1997 and 1998 vintages. The richness of the 2000 vintage, enhanced with the liveliness of the earlier vintages, has resulted in a finely balanced whisky.
This bottle is 1 of 142 bottled on 22 May 2019.
Enjoy. It is proof that good things come to those who wait.
TASTING NOTES A very deep, brooding colour and intense flavour. Barley sugar, stewed fruits and a round, full palate with soft, velvety layers of golden syrup, dried spice and cumquats. This delivers butterscotch and vanillin floral overtones with soft sweet malt and crème caramels. The spirit is bright and lively finishing magnificently long and sweet with maltiness and spice. Big, rich and intense.
Smith's Angaston Whisky 20 year old - Single Malt Australian Whisky 46% 700ml
The idea came about while our Managing Director Robert Hill Smith was taking a well earned sabbatical, and our Production Director Peter Wall was standing in as titular head.
In his early days with the company Peter had experienced first hand the activities that took place during our times of brandy distillation. As a bit of a nostalgic throw back, Peter thought it a good idea to put a few charges through our aging pot still before it was de-commissioned.
At the time we were distributing Glengoyne Single Malt Scotch Whisky and Coopers ales and stouts. It was a nice combination that enabled us to learn more about the finer points of whisky distillation from our friends in Scotland and source brewer’s wort from Coopers. The project had begun.
In August 2012 during our barrel tasting, we recognised that the final cask of our 1997 distillation, cask no. 970331, should be released as something very special: a 20 year old whisky. The decision was made to leave it in its current cask until its release in 2019.
This bottle is 1 of 264 bottled on 22 May 2019.
TASTING NOTES Light golden amber in colour this emanates spice, gingerbread and dark orange chocolates. This is a real winter warmer with Christmas cake, brandy snap, honey and spices developing over time in the glass. Shows a tang of grapefruit and poached pear with liquorice and sweet maltiness. Delivers a crisp attack of spirit, narrow and long with a dry honeyed finish. Very elegant.