The New Zealand Whisky Company
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Located in Oamaru's Victorian precinct a short walk from Thames Street.
The New Zealand Whisky Company is a success story that signals a revival of the New Zealand whisky industry. In February 2014 the South Island Single Malt was placed in the highly coveted ‘Liquid Gold’ category of Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible. Competing with 4,500 whiskies, this is the first time a New Zealand whisky has reached the highly coveted status.
London 2013, our DoubleWood won the category for Best Australasian Blend and our 21 YO Single Malt was voted the best aged Single Malt from Down Under.
The whisky was once distilled by Seagram’s in Dunedin before the distillery was sold to Fosters in 1997 who mothballed the distillery. But fortunately, more than 400 barrels of this whisky remained. These were purchased by the New Zealand Whisky Company and set aside to mature on. Since then, the company has worked hard to revive the century-old industry and the whisky has been met with wide acclaim.
As well as regaining the foothold once held across New Zealand by Wilsons, the whisky is now exported worldwide from our Oamaru maturation store.
Visit our Cellar Door 14-16 Harbour St, historic precinct for tastings and sales. Open daily 10:30am-4:30pm.