Bought: Best of Whisky, Holland, 2nd February 2015
90/100 – Whisky Bible 2015
I present to you the Australian single malt ‘Overeem’ or, as we know it in the UK, ‘Overpriced’. But in Holland they know it as “that cheap stuff from down under”. There are several online shops in the UK that sell this bottle of Overeem for £140. For that amount I’d expect a live kangaroo to be thrown in for free! In Holland they sell it for the Euro equivalent of £56. With €15.99 postage to the UK, you could order 2 bottles and still be less than the British price. If the world were a fair place, all those in Britain would get a free bottle of Overeem with every episode of Neighbours they managed to watch. You need something to numb the pain!
The Whisky Bible has very little to say about this bottle of Overeem, which is “heavily alcoholic sticky treacle pudding” but 90/100 ranks this single malt as “brilliant”. For a passionate review, here’s a You Tube video by The Booze Baron, which includes his impression and tasting notes: