Overeem Confirm First And Only Red Wine Cask Whisky

Overeem's bottling line. Pic by Jemima Phelps.

Tasmanian distillery Overeem have announced their first ever red wine cask, the first time and only their spirit has ever been matured in such oak.

Founded by Casey Overeem and run out of his back shed, Overeem whiskies have traditionally been matured in ex-sherry or ex-port casks with a smattering of ex-bourbon casks, which quickly became collectables.

The expression, cask OHD-100, made an unofficial appearance at the Whisky Distillers’ Dinner as part of Sydney Whisky Fair in August, but will be officially released in November.

It will also likely be showcased at upcoming east coast tasting events in the same month.

A different sweet take on the distilleries’ thick style, it carries dark fruits and confectionery notes. Cask #100, this expression, is the only time the distillery – which is now owned by Lark and has moved from Casey’s shed to the former – have filled such a barrel.

It will be presented in a gift box with two branded crystal Glencairn glasses, as their ex-bourbon expressions were.

Yielding just 130 bottles at 43%, it will carry a retail price of $450. It will be available through the distillery.

Read more about Overeem here.

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