About the Distillery
The Overeem Distillery began as a family-owned and operated business, headed by Casey Overeem. Casey’s interest in the industry started back in the early 1980’s when he had his first experience of distilling at a relative’s house in Norway.
Following years of research, experimentation and the realisation that Tasmania was the perfect place to make single malt whisky, Casey secured his distiller’s licence in 2005. It was time to commence his ‘hobby-business’!
A trip to Scotland, the spiritual home of all whiskies shortly followed with visits to around 15 distilleries to gain a better understanding of the entire distillation process.
The Overeem Distillery is nestled among the trees of the Overeem family home. Due to the business starting out merely as a ‘hobby’, Casey Overeem thought it would be most convenient to be able to ‘walk to work’.
Using a world-class, all-copper pot still, made in Hobart by Knapp Lewer Contracting, production commenced in 2007 and has since ramped up to full production with all expressions of whisky under bond.