Whisky from Down Under lands in UK

10 October, 2013

A whisky range from Down Under is now available to buy for the first time ever in the UK.

The Overeem single malt range is made at family-run distillery Old Hobart in Tasmania, which produces just 8,000 bottles per year.

In his Whisky Bible 2013, Jim Murray called it “one of the best wine cask deliveries I have tasted from the southern hemisphere."

He added: "Absolutely classic. Just get it if you see it – a no-brainer.”

The four-strong range starts at an rrp of £140 and goes up to £190 for a 70cl bottle and it is going into off-licences this month.

The single cask whiskies are marketed and distributed by Oak Cask Distribution, a new firm set up by Toby Dudfield and Jonah Costello.  

Two expressions are matured in port casks, at 43% abv and 60% abv, and the other two are matured in sherry casks, also at 43% abv and 60% abv.

Dudfield said: “I wanted something different to offer the market, something exclusive and a product that had the potential to change the views of whisky drinkers all over the globe.

“We have a fantastic product that we are doing our best to get into the hands of the consumer. Our goal is to have all whisky lovers share the fantastically unique Overeem experience.”

Bookmark this

Site Search


Donald Trump: the US has much to learn from history

The reasons Donald Trump should not be left in charge of a shopping trolley, let alone the keys to the White House, are plentiful and well-documented – from his use of the word “bigly” and lamentable business legacy to his dubious post-modern feminist principles, quite astonishing lack of political acumen and, most worrying of all, his bewildering hair. 

Click for more »
Upcoming events


Is blended Scotch overshadowed by single malt in retailers?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don't know