Australian and New Zealand Whisky

New Zealand Whisky Co. Oamaruvian Review

The Oamaruvian

By Richard Thomas Rating: B+ New Zealand Whisky Company is unique among independent bottlers because it exists in a country with no active distilleries, and their stock in trade is whisky made by a single distillery, Willowbank, that was shuttered in 1997. The Oamaruvian story starts with Dunedin DoubleWood, which in turn began with 200 ex-Bourbon barrels of grain whisky. ...

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New Zealand Whisky Co. High Wheeler Review

High Roller Whisky

By Richard Thomas Rating: B Whisky-making is a feature of the Anglophone world, forming a complete circle when Australia changed its laws in the 1990s and allowed whisky distillation. Across a deceptively vast expanse of ocean in New Zealand, however, they had been up to it off and on since the 1860s. Ironically, the last distillery in New Zealand, Willowbank, ...

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New Zealand Whisky Coming To America

New Zealand might not be the first place that comes to mind when sourcing great single malt whisky, but thanks to Scottish settlers in the 1830s a whisky tradition was born in a place you’d least expect. Beginning this month, thanks to importer Anchor Distilling Company, the award-winning New Zealand Whisky Collection, comprised of the oldest and rarest whiskies produced ...

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Hellyers Road Pinot Noir Australian Whisky Review

Hellyers Road Pinot Noir Australian Whisky

By Emma Briones Rating: A- Australian whisky is blooming from its start in the 1990s. Nowadays there are many distilleries, most having adapted the Scottish way of whisky-making, and these are the ones to watch in the future. Hellyers Road, located in the north-west of Tasmania, is one of these distilleries. Founded in 1999, it has become the best-selling locally ...

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