Willowbank 17 Y.o Single malt whisky That Boutique y Whisky Company

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2.000,00 kr

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.

53,8
0,5 liter
New Zealand
Whisky
Single malt

Mere information

Willowbank or the Wilson Distillery was located in Dunedin, New Zealand. Founded in 1974 by the Baker family, it is known for the Lammerlaw whiskies (actually a Seagrams brand, also seen from Cadenhead), the Milford single malt.

However it closed down in 1997, the stills were sold to a rum company and remaining stocks are now owned by The New Zealand Whisky Company which occasionally releases some of the remanining 300-400 casks.

Tasting notes:

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)

53,8
0,5 liter
New Zealand
Whisky
Single malt