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[9 Sep 2014 | No Comment | 645 views]
A tale of two Australian Larks

I’m back from Maltstock. It was amazing as usual, but until i settle down again after a few days of boozing and having fun with friends, here are a couple of drams i’ve tried before i flew. more on Maltstock, later this week (or the next ).
Lark distillery is perhaps the the best known Tasmanian distillery, created by Bill Lark …

Australian, Headline, Overeem, Port Cask, Tasting Notes »

[7 May 2014 | No Comment | 659 views]
Old Hobart Overeem Port Matured – 43%

Another quick hop down under as we try this Port cask matured Overeem. Originally this was the very first Overeem I tasted a year or so ago (Many thanks to my Australian friend David L.). I liked it very much, but for a reason that escapes me now I’ve never written any tasting notes. Thankful to Overeem UK for this …

Australian, Cask Strength, Headline, Overeem, Sherry, Tasting Notes »

[1 May 2014 | No Comment | 686 views]
Quick dram: Overeem Take II- Sherry cask 60%

After I’ve enjoyed the sherry cask at 43% , it’s time to try the higher ABV version at 60%. I’m a big fan of Cask Strength whiskies, and rarely dilute with water at all , so 60% is no biggie, right? Let’s dram!
Old Hobart Overeem Sherry Cask Matured (Cask Strength), 60.0%,£188
Nose: Stronger and spicier. Burnt maple syrup. Big sweet sherry …

Australian, Headline, Overeem, Sherry, Tasting Notes »

[23 Apr 2014 | One Comment | 646 views]
Tasting Overeem Whisky Part I

The whisky geeks among you must have heard about Overeem by now as it’s been around for a couple of years, mostly selling down under, but also in the UK in the past few months.I first encountered it when a good Australian friend of mine came over with a nice sample of the port version (43%) which was very …

Australian, Headline, Limeburners, Tasting Notes »

[4 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 772 views]
Tasting A duo of Limeburners whisky (Australia)

It’s really hard keeping track of all the new world whisky distilleries out there,there are so many and so many are popping everywhere, Australia, Europe,India,South Africa, you name it, someone is building one at this moment. This is really cool. I never heard about Limeburnes  distillery down under until my whisky mate Andrew  (@ardbaggie) who was named their Brand ambassador …

Australian, Bakery Hill, Featured, Headline, interview »

[7 Aug 2012 | No Comment | 1,468 views]
World Whisky Figures part I : David Baker of Bakery Hill distillery, Australia

Today we’re starting a new series of interviews with World Whisky insiders, or the people that makes the water of life outside bonnie Scotland. We’re going to start with David Baker from down under who set up the lovely Bakery hill distillery.
Background:
Bakery hill is a distillery is located in North Balwyn, Victoria, Australia, and all brewing and distilling are …

Australian, Bakery Hill, Featured, Headline, Peated »

[11 Jul 2012 | 2 Comments | 1,370 views]
Tasting Bakery Hill peated whisky (Australia)

Scotch whisky is wonderful, but great whisky is made worldwide as we all know. Australian whiskies are sometimes forgotten or not really available in Europe and the US, and they do not get enough PR. Most of you know Lark which is doing a great job, but Bakery Hill and others are sometimes obscure. I know I have not heard …