[Sold Out] Break Even XX: Wine Casks + Peat & Greet Round 4. [2018.11.04.]

Break Even XX: Wine Casks + Peat & Greet – Round 4. 

 Sunday, November 4th 2018, Hobart Tasmania


Join Hoposphere on Sunday the 4th of November, as we celebrate our 20th ‘Break Even’ whisky tasting. 

With summer just around the corner, we have decided that 2018 can still handle one more Peat & Greet tasting. So, we have put together a stunning line up of 8 different Single Malt whiskies.

We will be blind tasting Single Malts from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and early 2000’s. With Single Cask & Limited Release expressions, from some of our favourite Scottish Distilleries.

Light finger foods, welcome drinks, and good times provided. Tickets are limited, RSVP is essential. 

Tickets Limited: $90 Per Person / Sold Out
When: Sunday, November 4th 2018, 16:30 – 18:30
Where: The Worlds End Brewpub, Sandy Bay



The Line Up: 


  • #1: Glenglassaugh Distillery (Scotland/Highlands) – Glenglassaugh Pedro Ximenez Wood Finish Single Malt Scotch Whisky [46.0%]

[ 2016 Limited Release Pedro Ximenez Cask Finish ] 

‘The luscious sweetness of our full-bodied spirit is intensified in Pedro Ximenez sherry wood finish. Known as the ‘King of sherries’, PX is a sweet, dessert sherry, made by the sun-dried PX grape, known for its unctuous raisiny character. During finishing, the PX cask imbues Glenglassaugh with sun-dried warmth, reminiscent of a richly baked fruit dessert, spiced by the sea. Colour: Harvest gold. Nose: Loaded with creamy vanilla and hints of white pepper over caramelised orchard fruits. Palate: A dusting of vanilla-infused Demerara sugar over pear tarte Tatin, finished with a cedar wood spice and rich, sweet barley. 46% Alc./Vol. Non chill filtered.’


Cask Type: American Oak Ex-Bourbon Barrels

Cask Finish: European Oak Pedro Ximenez Sherry

Bottle Date: 2017/05/03

Alcohol By Volume: 46.0%

The Rating (From 18 Votes): 7.25 / 10



  • #2: Benromach Distillery (Scotland/Speyside) – Benromach 2009 Château Cissac Wood Finish Single Malt Scotch Whisky [45.0%]

[ 2014 Limited Release Château Cissac Wood Finish ]

‘A limited edition expression capturing the fabulous influence of finishing in Château Cissac casks, balanced by a tantalising hint of our signature Benromach smokiness.’

‘This beautiful Benromach Wood Finish is matured in First Fill Bourbon casks and is finished for 25 months in hand-selected casks from the illustrious Château Cissac within the Appellation Haut-Médoc Contrôlée in South-western France.’


Cask Type: American Oak Ex-Bourbon Barrels

Cask Finish: French Oak Château Cissac Wine Casks

Bottle Date: 2014/11/20

Alcohol By Volume: 45.0%

The Rating (From 18 Votes): 7.25 / 10



  • #3: GlenDronach Distillery (Scotland/Highlands) – The GlenDronach 2002 Pedro Ximenez Single Cask 15 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky [54.7%]

Distilled: June 2002 Bottled: December 2017
[ 2017 Batch 16 Limited Release PX Single Cask ]

‘Each year our Master Distiller specially selects a handful of individual casks from the warehouses at the GlenDronach Distillery, to be bottled as the GlenDronach ‘Limited Release’. With maturing whiskies dating back as far as 1968, there is a vast selection of barrels, hogsheads, puncheons and butts to choose from.’


Cask Type: European Oak Pedro Ximenez Sherry Puncheon

Cask Number: 4648

Cask Filled: 2002/06/20

Bottle Number: 394/678

Bottle Date: 2017/12/19

Alcohol By Volume: 54.7% 

The Rating (From 18 Votes): 8.0 / 10



  • #4: Tomatin Distillery (Scotland/Highlands) – Chieftains Collection: 2009 Medoc Wine Cask Finish Single Malt Scotch Whisky [50.0%]

Distilled: December 1992 Bottled: October 2009

[ 2009 Chieftains Limited Release Medoc Wine Cask Finish ]

‘From our unrivalled cask stocks, this very rare Single Malt Scotch Whisky has been specially chosen to meet the exacting criteria of our selection panel. Chieftains – an exceptional range of Single Malts – bottled only for the connoisseur.’


Cask Type: American Oak Ex-Bourbon Barrel

Cask Finish: French Oak Medoc Wine Cask

Cask Number: 90311 + 90314

Casks Filled: December 1992

Bottle Number: One of 1182

Bottle Date: October 2009 

Alcohol By Volume: 50.0%

The Rating (From 18 Votes): 8.25 / 10



  • #5: Glenglassaugh Distillery (Scotland/Highlands) – The Glenglassaugh 30 Year Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky [44.8%] 

Distilled: 1984-1985 Bottled: April 2015

[ 2015 Release Glenglassaugh 30 Year Old Single Malt ] 

‘Glenglassaugh 30 Years Old is a rich and complex whisky which has been matured for over 30 years in our coastal warehouses. Bottled at 44.8%, this is a refined single malt with elegant sherry cask characteristics complimented by luscious fruits and oak spice.’


Cask Type: American Oak Ex-Bourbon Barrels

Cask Type: European Oak Ex-Sherry Casks

Bottle Date: 2015/04/27

Alcohol By Volume: 44.8% 

The Rating (From 18 Votes): 8.75 / 10



  • #6: Bruichladdich Distillery (Scotland/Islay) – Bruichladdich DNA Series 1985 Edition 4.1: Rare 27 Year Old Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky [49.4%]

Distilled: February 1985 Bottled: August 2012
EDITION 4 IN THE DEFINITIVE BRUICHLADDICH ‘DNA’ SERIES. SELECTED CASKS OF OUR RARE 1985 SPIRIT. A GLIMPSE INTO THE VERY SOUL OF BRUICHLADDICH SINGLE MALT.’

‘Distilled on the 27th of February, 1985. The year that Orson Welles died.’

“I started at the top and worked my way down.”


Cask Type: American Oak Ex-Bourbon?

Date Distilled: February 27th, 1985

Casks Filled: February 1985 – Aged 27 Years

Bottle Number: 1345/1698

Bottle Date: 2012/08/22

Alcohol By Volume: 49.3%

The Rating (From 18 Votes): 8.75 / 10



  • #7: BenRiach Distillery (Scotland/Speyside) – BenRiach Batch 13: 1975 Peated Sherry Butt Single Cask #7028 40 Year Old Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky [53.0%]

Distilled: December 1975 Bottled: June 2016
[ Batch 13 Limited Release 1975 BenRiach Single Cask ]

‘We continually explore the extensive BenRiach inventory from our warehouses to identify very special casks. Each year we select a small number of these casks which display outstanding distinction of taste as a result of the many factors at play during the long maturation process. These are something to look out for as they are indeed rare and exceptional.’


Cask Type: European Oak Oloroso Sherry Cask

Cask Number: #7028

Cask Filled: 1975/12/18

Bottle Date: June 2016

Bottle Number: 339/511

Alcohol By Volume: 53.0%

The Rating (From 18 Votes): 9.0 / 10



  • #8: Laphroaig Distillery (Scotland/Islay) – The Laphroaig 2016 Edition: 25 Year Old Cask Strength Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky [48.6%]

Distilled: 1990-1991 Bottled: 2016
[ 2016 Edition Laphroaig 25 Year Old Islay Single Malt ] 

‘Laphroaig 25 Year Old has been lovingly created by marrying Laphroaig that has been matured in Oloroso sherry casks with Laphroaig that has been matured in ex-American bourbon barrels; both filled with newly distilled Laphroaig spirit from day one.’

When you join the sherried, oaky flavours from the second fill sherry casks with the creamy, smooth, sweet flavours from the bourbon barrels you create the magic that is Laphroaig 25 Year Old. Bottled at cask strength, it is a perfect fusion of two different styles of maturation flavours, made even smoother by the quarter century it has been gently maturing.’


Cask Type: American Oak Ex-Bourbon Barrels.

Cask Type: European Oak Oloroso Sherry Casks

Casks Filled: 1990 – 1991

Alcohol By Volume: 48.6%

The Rating (From 18 Votes): 7.5 / 10



#9: Edradour Distillery (Scotland/Highlands) – Edradour SFTC: 2004 Peated Chardonnay Cask Matured Single Cask #363 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky [53.3%]

Cask Filled: September 2004 Bottle Date: July 2017

[ 2017 Release Edradour SFTC Chardonnay Cask Matured ]

‘A warm welcome to Edradour, world renowned as the smallest traditional distillery in Scotland and arguably the most unique. Dating back to 1825, Edradour, stands alone as the last stronghold of handmade single malt whisky from a farm distillery still in production today.’

‘Single Malt Edradour that comes to you at natural cask strength. As pure and straightforward as you will find. Strong in essence and flavour. Unchillfiltered of course. Natural colour comes entirely from the casks during maturation and finishing.’


Cask Type: American Oak Ex-Chardonnay Cask

Cask Filled: 2004/09/22

Cask Number: #363

Bottle Date: 2017/07/18

Bottle Number: One of 407

Alcohol By Volume: 53.3%

The Rating (From 18 Votes): 7.5 / 10



Tickets Limited: $90 Per Person / Sold Out
When: Sunday, November 4th 2018, 16:30 – 18:30
Where: The Worlds End Brewpub, Sandy Bay


The Next Break Even Tasting: 
Break Even XXI: The 21st Birthday Party [2018.11.18.]

Sunday, November 18th 2018, Hobart Tasmania

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