The NZ Whisky Collection 16YO 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 in French Oak NZ wine barrels, giving ruby colour, depth of character and long-lasting, rich flavours. The Story 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 nine 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 Type: MasterBlended ABV: 40% Age: 16 Years Barrel: American Oak, Ex-Bourbon. Finished: French Oak, Ex-Red wine."