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.
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)