Overeem Distillery Sherry Cask Matured Single Malt Whisky (700ml) - 43%
Aged in French oak sherry casks, this is the leader in the entry-level core range from Overeem. The malt is plump on the nose, infused with wood shavings, white pepper, cinnamon and burgeoning dried fruits. No shortage of flavour as the palate takes a sweeter trajectory that includes toffee apple, caramel fudge, vanilla wafer biscuits and almond biscotti, countered by gentle astringency. The sugars are kept in check, despite hinting at sticky date through the finish. The effect is a seductive sweet-dry balance that has you coming back for seconds. 43% Alc./Vol.
First tasted 2012... Bright gold appearance. Immediately appealing aroma offers pristinely clean barley sugar / butter menthol top notes with a very enticing lift. After aeration, lovely vanilla / malt aromas are detectable followed by heavier Christmas cake / dried fruit scents. Wispy, silky entry leads into a soft, pure, light to medium bodied palate; medium dry flavours of barley sugar and butter menthol repeat accompanied by gentle spices and continue well into the aftertaste. Exhibits a lightness and panache that’s comparable to class Irish. Well done! 91 points 43% Alc/Vol.