The NZ Whisky Collection 18YO Doublewood 500ml
A MasterBlend of 70% single malt, and 30% premium grain whisky produced from unmalted barley in the Willowbank Distillery. Aged for 6 years in American Bourbon barrels, before finishing for 12 in French Oak NZ wine barrels, giving ruby colour, depth of character and long-lasting, rich flavours.
The awesomeness of the Dunedin DoubleWood comes from the foresight of our predecessors, the Preston Family, to transfer a large number of six year old MasterBlended whisky from American Oak to French Oak ex-red wine barrels. The new barrels came from the North Island and previously contained New Zealand Pinot and Cab Sauv. The Prestons released their DoubleWood after 2 years in French Oak. Our current release has benefited from at least twelve years in the new barrels giving it a truly unique flavour.
Nose - Complex sweetness with layers of aromatic dried fruit and spices
Taste - Rich full natural sweetness with pleasant fruit and spicy flavours
Finish - Satisfyingly warm with lingering toffee
The Hard Facts
Type - MasterBlended
Age - 18 Years
Barrel American Oak, Ex-Bourbon. Finished: French Oak, Ex-Red wine.
ABV - 40%