We’ve searched high, we’ve searched low, we’ve searched between high and low, and we’ve found what we were looking for – whisky from New Zealand for us to bottle! While New Zealand might be more famous for wines, the Willowbank once produced incredible whiskies on the South Island, though it closed back in 1997. The distillery, we mean. Not New Zealand’s South Island.
Nose: Sweet black coffee and shellac, are followed by all manner of dark fruitiness; Blackberries lead blackcurrants, blueberry muffins, sour cherry, and dried plums. There’s just a hint of salty licorice too
Palate: Complex with Chinese salted cherries, coffee grounds, and bitter dark chocolate. Cognac like at times.
Finish: Long, starting spicy, then drying, turning chocolatey, while leaving a fruity sweetness with a pinch of salt
THE BEST WHISKY I´VE TASTED IN 10 YEARS (JOHN HOPPE/WHISKY LOVER AND TRAVELLER)
Style: Blended New Zealand Whisky
Latest Batch: 1
Released: January 2018
Latest Batch Age: 17 Years Old
Latest Batch Size: 307 bottles
Latest Batch ABV: 53.8%