[Sold Out] Break Even XXI: The 21st Birthday Party [2018.11.18.]

Break Even XXI: The 21st Birthday Party

Sunday, November 18th 2018, Hobart Tasmania


Hoposphere invites you to Break Even XXI, on Sunday the 18th of November.

In celebration of our 21st ‘Break Even’ whisky tasting, we’re throwing a 21st Birthday Party! There will be cake, there will be Champagne, and most importantly, there will be 21 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky.

This will be a blind tasting of 8 different 21 Year Old Single Malts, covering some of our favourite Scottish Distilleries. 

Light finger foods, refreshments, prizes to be won, and good times provided on the night.

Tickets are strictly limited to 24 people, RSVP essential.

Tickets Limited: $90 Per Person / Sold Out
When: Tuesday, November 18th 2018, 16:00 – 18:00
Where: The Worlds End Brewpub, 236 Sandy Bay Road



The Line Up: 
  • #1: Glenfiddich Distillery (Scotland/Highland) – Glenfiddich Experimental Series #3: Winter Storm 21 Year Old Wine Cask Finished Single Malt Scotch Whisky [43.0%]

[ 2018 Limited Release Canadian Ice Wine Cask Finish ]

‘For his latest experiment, Malt Master Brian Kinsman found his inspiration in the freezing vineyards of the renowned Peller Estates winery near Niagara, Canada. When he returned to the Glenfiddich Distillery in Dufftown, his memories of the extreme conditions and the unique production process of the intensely sweet Icewine led him to experiment with several French oak Icewine casks. What he found fascinated him.’

“Only the rarer whiskies, those aged for 21 years, could cope with the extra Icewine intensity. Having more tannins, extracted from years in oak, these malts brought out a uniquely fresh lychee note instead of being swamped by sweetness.” ‒ Malt Master Brian Kinsman

‘The taste is a perfect combination of both pioneering liquids, the heightened candied sweets and oakiness of Glenfiddich are complemented by mouth-watering tropical fruit notes and a luscious sweetness from the unique Icewine cask finish.’


Cask Type: American Oak Ex-Bourbon Barrels

Cask Finish: French Oak Canadian Ice Wine Casks

Alcohol By Volume: 43.0%

The Rating (From 24 Votes): 6.75 / 10



  • #2: BenRiach Distillery (Scotland/Speyside) – The BenRiach 21 Year Old Tawny Port Cask Finished Single Malt Scotch Whisky [46.0%]

[ 2016 Limited Release Tawny Port Cask Finish ]

‘Matured in the traditional style in American Bourbon barrels, this whisky is then ‘finished’ in Tawny Port Hogshead, sourced from the Douro region in the north of Portugal. During this second period of maturation, the whisky derives a rich red fruit taste distinctive to the Port hogshead.’


Cask Type: American Oak Ex-Bourbon Barrels

Cask Finish: European Oak Tawny Port Hogshead

Bottle Date: 2016/06/16

Alcohol By Volume: 46.0%

The Rating (From 24 Votes): 7.0 / 10



  • #3: Glen Keith Distillery (Scotland/Speyside) – Rest & Be Thankful: 1995 Glen Keith 21 Year Old Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky [48.8%]

[ Sold Out / Single Cask ] 

Cask Filled: November 1995 Bottle Date: July 2017

‘However you climb the long and steep, take time to rest at the top and be thankful.’

Cask Type: American Oak Ex-Bourbon Barrel

Cask Number: 171288

Cask Filled: 1995/11/08

Bottle Number: 212/261

Bottle Date: 2017/07/19

Alcohol By Volume: 48.8%

The Rating (From 24 Votes): 7.0 / 10



  • #4: Allt-A-Bhainne (Scotland/Speyside) – Rest & Be Thankful: 1995 Allt-A-Bhainne 21 Year Old Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky [54.4%] 

[ Sold Out / Single Cask ]

Cask Filled: 1995 Bottle Date: 2017

‘However you climb the long and steep, take time to rest at the top and be thankful.’


Cask Type: American Oak Ex-Bourbon Barrel

Cask Number: 125305

Cask Filled: 1995/08/08

Bottle Number: 233/279

Bottle Date: 2017/07/19

Alcohol By Volume: 54.4%

The Rating (From 24 Votes): 6.5 / 10



  • #5: Tobermory Distillery (Scotland/Islands) – Cadenheads Small Batch: Tobermory 21 Year Old Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky [52.5%]

[ Sold Out / Limited Release ]

‘Our Small Batch Cask Strength releases are vattings of a maximum of 4 casks, but normally 2 or 3 casks, and these whiskies are bottled at Cask Strength. The only factor that we consider when deciding what strength to release a whisky at is taste – because taste is what matters most to us. And we are pleased to say that these bottles are available globally as well as in our shops.’

‘At Cadenhead’s we are proud to say that;’

‘We do not add artificial colouring, we do not chill filter’


Cask Type: 2 x American Oak Ex-Bourbon Hogsheads

Casks Filled: 1995

Bottle Date: 2016

Bottle Number: One of 450

Alcohol By Volume: 52.5%

The Rating (From 24 Votes): 7.75 / 10



  • #6: GlenDronach Distillery (Scotland/Highland) – The GlenDronach Parliament: 21 Year Old Sherry Cask Matured Single Malt Scotch Whisky [48.0%]

[ 2015 Release GlenDronach 21 Year Old Parliament ]

‘Matured in a combination of the finest Oloroso and Pedro Ximenez sherry casks for a minimum of 21 years, the ‘Parliament’ continues the great GlenDronach tradition of offering fruit-laden intensity in its single malts. This rich expression has been named ‘Parliament’ after the colony, or ‘parliament’, of rooks that have been nesting in the trees that overlook the GlenDronach distillery for almost 200 years. Bottled at 48%, the ‘Parliament’ is non chill filtered and of natural colour.’


 Cask Type: European Oak Oloroso & Pedro Ximenez Sherry Casks

Distilled: 1994

Bottle Date: 2015/03/09

Alcohol By Volume: 48.0%

The Rating (From 24 Votes): 8.5 / 10



  • #7: GlenDronach Distillery (Scotland/Highlands) – GlenDronach Batch 1994 Pedro Ximinez Single Cask 21 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky [53.1%]

[ Sold Out / Single Cask ] 

Cask Filled: September 1994 Bottle Date: January 2016

‘Glendronach Master Distiller, Billy Walker, has once again entered the deepest, darkest depths of the Glendronach warehouse to specially select a handful of top performing casks to be bottled as the GlenDronach ‘Single Cask Limited Releases’. It’s another collection involving a diverse selection of barrels, hogsheads, puncheons and butts, all ex-Sherry and all bottled uncut, unchill-filtered and colouring free. Like last year’s line up, the volumes are next to nothing, with no one as yet caving into opening a bottle, so no tasting notes either. In short, an offer for collectors who are quick on the draw.’


Cask Type: European Oak Pedro Ximenez Sherry Puncheon 

Cask Number: 3274 

Cask Filled: 1994/09/09

Bottle Number: 293/664 

Bottle Date: January 2016

Alcohol By Volume: 53.1%

The Rating (From 24 Votes): 8.5 / 10



  • #8: Ardmore Distillery (Scotland/Highlands) – Adelphi Selection: 1996 Ardmore Ex-Bourbon Single Cask 21 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky [61.0%]

[ Sold Out / Single Cask ] 

Distilled: 1996 Bottled: 2017

‘Welcome to Adelphi Selection’

‘We exist to identify the very small number of casks that have produced the ultimate whiskies. The criteria for selection include rarity and maturity, but above all flavour.’

‘Adelphi whiskies are both rare and sought-after – these very special casks are so rare that, on average, Adelphi accepts a mere 4% that it is offered.’

‘Each single cask of whisky matures its contents very differently, imparting its own character to the whisky it holds and, as a result, there are never two Adelphis quite the same.’

“Malt does more than Milton can to justify God’s ways to man”

– A. E, Housman. 


Cask Type: American Oak Ex-Bourbon Barrel

Cask Filled: 1996 

Cask Number: 149026

Bottle Date: 2017

Bottle Number: One of 236 

Alcohol By Volume: 61.0%

The Rating (From 24 Votes): 7.75 / 10



Tickets Limited: $90 Per Person / Sold Out
When: Tuesday, November 18th 2018, 16:00 – 18:00
Where: The Worlds End Brewpub, 236 Sandy Bay Road


The Next Break Even Tasting: 
Break Even XXII: Rare Tasmanian Single Malts Part 2. [2018.12.02.]

Sunday, December 2nd 2018, Gold Bar, Hobart Tasmania

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