New Zealand wines are world famous so should be the spirits distilled here. There are a number of products when it comes to Top shelf whiskeys made in New Zealand. Here are some of our favourite whiskies which are made in New Zealand.
Made in world's most southern distillery, crafted non-chill filtered New Zealand whisky. It has gained popularity not only in New Zealand but in overseas as well. It offers delicate fruit and floral notes over a delicate hint of Toffee and Sweetness. American oak ex-bourbon barrel have been used initially for ageing and finishing done in French oak ex-New Zealand red wine barrels for 10 years. Aged for 16 years this is pure nectar.
Nose Complex sweetness with layers of aromatic dried fruit and spices
Taste Rich full natural sweetness with pleasant fruit and spicy flavours
It was established that Oamaru's historic harbour is an ideal climate for whiskey maturation. The Oamaruvian been matured for 18 years, in specially selected cask to provide rich toffee, floral nose and creaming soda mouth-feel with a hint of Oamaru sea spray to finish.
Colour: Dark cherry wood
Nose: Bold port-soaked raisins followed by dark cherries, cloves and various stone fruits. Water and time brings out pecan praline, almonds and balsamic reduction glaze.
Taste: A vibrant taste of dried fruits, including dried cherries and strawberries, intertwined with almonds and nutmeg leading to a palate covering liquorice sweetness spiked with anise.
Finish: A slightly drying and energetic see-saw between the spices and sweetnesses experienced. Somewhat acidic on the tongue, but it carries a very pleasant balance along the drawn out port-like finale.