[Sold Out] Break Even XII: The Dregs Round 2: Port & Sherry Single Casks [2018.06.17]


Break Even XII: The Dregs Round 2 – Port & Sherry Single Casks

 Sunday, June 17th 2018, Hobart Tasmania


The Dregs Round 2 – Port & Sherry Single Casks

Join Hoposphere on Sunday the 17th of June for Break Even XII.

Just 8 Single Malts, all Single Casks. Once again, one of our rarest tastings to date, with only 16 seats available. We will be starting at 2pm on Sunday, wrapping things up by 4pm. This will not be a blind tasting.

Our 2nd round in ‘The Dregs’ series will explore some huge Sherry & Port single cask single malts from around the world. As per usual, there will be single casks from the likes of The GlenDronach, Heartwood Malt Whisky, Kavalan Whisky, BenRiach Distillery and the Glenfarclas Family Casks range.

Tickets include a can of either a Modus Operandi Brewing Co. Pale Ale or Session IPA, and a cheese platter upon arrival.

Tickets Limited: $80 Per Person / Sold Out
When: Sunday, June 17th 2018, 14:00 – 16:00
Where: The Worlds End Brewpub, Sandy Bay
Attire: Casual! No wank or whisky snobbery


The Line Up: 
  • #1: GlenDronach (Scotland) – Silver Seal & Lion: 1994 Single Cask Pedro Ximinez Sherry Cask #276 21 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky [54.1%] 

[ Sold Out / Single Cask ] 

‘Our first Glendronach private bottling, we selected this beauty from dozens of casks, we really liked the whole experience of tasting it, hope you like it too…. enjoy.’

– Bottled For Silver Seal & Lion Whisky –

Cask Number: 276

Bottle Number: 68/431

Cask TypeEuropean Oak Pedro Ximinez Sherry Butt

Cask Filled: 1994/12/09

Date Bottled: 2016/08

Alcohol By Volume: 54.1%


  • #2: Glenfarclas (Scotland) – The Family Casks: 1993 Sherry Butt #3951 23 Year Old Single Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky [59.4%]

[ Sold Out / Single Cask ] 

‘Distilled in 1993 and placed into Sherry butt #3951 before being bottled in January 2017 at natural strength, this edition had an outturn of 536 bottles.’

Cask Number: #3951

Bottle Number: One of 536

Cask Type: European Oak Oloroso Sherry Cask

Cask Filled: 1993

Date Bottled: 2017/01/17

Alcohol By Volume: 59.4%


  • #3: Kavalan (Taiwan) – Kavalan Solist: Oloroso Sherry Cask Strength Single Cask Taiwanese Single Malt Whisky [57.1%]

[ Sold Out / Single Cask ]

‘Matured in Spanish top quality oloroso sherry casks in special editions, Kavalan Solist Sherry is bottled at the distillery, without any colouring or chill-filtration. It is a naturally smooth and rich whisky with a complex character. It is clean and complex with multi-layers of dried fruit, nuttiness and spices with some marzipan and vanilla touches to it as well.’

Cask Number: S081229022

Bottle Number: 276/488

Cask Type: Spanish Oak Oloroso Sherry

Cask Filled: 2008/12/29

Date Bottled: 2015/01/26

Alcohol By Volume: 57.1%


  • #4: Kavalan (Taiwan) – Kavalan Solist: KavaFan 1st Anniversary Bottling: Single Cask Port Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky [58.6%] 

[ Sold Out / KavaFan Single Cask Release ] 

‘Port is a Portuguese fortified wine that is robust and sweet with a fuller and richer body. It is therefore usually served as a dessert wine or digestif. Kavalan Solist Port Cask is fully matured in  Portuguese Port barriques under the subtropical climate to create the multiple fruity flavours such as plum, blueberry, blackberry and strawberry just to name a few, with chocolate as the main background note.’

– KavaFan 1st Year Anniversary Specially Selected Cask

Cask Number: O090706042A

Bottle Number: 156/204

Cask Type: European Oak Port Casks

Cask Filled: 2009/07/06

Date Bottled: 2017/12/08

Alcohol By Volume: 58.6%


  • #5: Heartwood Malt Whisky (Australia) – Dare To Be Different: Cask Strength Australian Single Malt Whisky [65.5%] 

[ Sold Out / Single Cask ]

– Distilled at the Lark Distillery – 

Cask Type: European Oak Oloroso Sherry Cask

Cask Number: LD542

Cask Filled: November 2008

Bottle Number: 118/330

Bottle Date: November 2016

Alcohol By Volume: 65.5% 


  • #6: Heartwood Malt Whisky (Australia) – Mediocrity Be Damned: Cask Strength Australian Single Malt Whisky [67.2%] 

[ Sold Out / Single Cask ] 

– Distilled at the Lark Distillery – 

Cask Type: European Oak Oloroso Sherry Cask

Cask Number: LD530

Cask Filled: September 2008

Bottle Number: 234/280

Bottle Date: August 2016

Alcohol By Volume: 67.2%


  • #7: The BenRiach (Scotland) – The BenRiach Batch 14: 2005 Peated Port Pipe Single Cask #2679 12 Year Old Cask Strength Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky [53.1%] 

[ Sold Out / 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: First Fill European Oak Port Pipe

Cask Number: #2679

Cask Filled: 2005/02/16

Bottle Date: June 2017

Bottle Number: 321/713

Alcohol By Volume: 53.1%


  • #8: The BenRiach (Scotland) – The BenRiach Batch 14: 2008 Peated Port Pipe Single Cask #2047 9 Year Old Cask Strength Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky [63.2%] 

[ Sold Out / 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 Port Pipe

Cask Number: #2047

Cask Filled: 2008/03/18

Bottle Date: June 2017 

Bottle Number: 441/838

Alcohol By Volume: 63.2% 


Tickets Limited: $80 Per Person // Sold Out
When: Sunday, June 17th 2018, 14:00 – 16:00
Where: The Worlds End Brewpub, Sandy Bay
Attire: Casual! No wank or whisky snobbery


The Next Break Even Tasting: 
Break Even XIII: The BenRiach Distillery – Heart Of Speyside [2018.07.07.]

Saturday, July 7th 2018, Hobart Tasmania

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