|Checking a batch at Old Hobart.|
Old Hobart Distillery, a boutique distillery that produces whiskeys and other spirits, has unveiled its Overeem Single Malt Whiskey, with single cask bottles individually numbered and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.
The family-owned distillery was created in 2005 by Casey Overeem on the Australian island of Tasmania. Its first batch includes four styles: Port Matured Overeem Single Malt Whiskey; Port Matured Overeem Single Malt Whiskey Cask Strength; Sherry Matured Overeem Single Malt Whiskey, and Sherry Matured Overeem Single Malt Whiskey Cask Strength.
Old Hobart has achieved highest score for an Australian whiskey in a blind tasting by the Malt Whiskey Society of Australia (MWSoA). Its whiskies can be ordered online.
The first legal distillery in Tasmania was established in 1822 when the area was known as Van Diemen’s Land. By 1824, there were 16 legal distilleries on the island, but in 1838 Governor John Franklin issued a decree prohibiting distilling. That held until the late 1990s when distilling began to return.
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