Category Archives: New Zealand whisky

NZ Whisky Co 1990, 1991, 15 year old and Water of Leith

NZ Whisky Co is producing some fine whiskies, including the South Island Single Malt 21 Year Old, the 1989 and 1988 bottlings (remember, these latter ones are single cask expressions so different bottles may taste different). The NZ Whisky Co … Continue reading

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NZ Whisky Co 1988 Vintage 25 Year Old

Spirit Name: Spirit Type: Rating: NZ Whisky Co 1988 Vintage 25 Year Old Single malt 86/100 ABV: 52.8%  Region: New Zealand  Body: Full Intensity: Medium-high Texture: Medium-creamy Balance: Near perfect  Best served: Age: Neat 25 years Theme(s): Vanilla, white chocolate, cocoa, … Continue reading

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NZ Whisky Co DoubleWood 10 Year Old

Spirit Type: Rating: Whisky ★★★★★ Score: 86/100  ABV: 40%  Region: New Zealand   Body: Medium   Intensity: Medium   Texture: Medium  Balance: Excellent   Best served: Neat  Theme(s): Honey and mape, red grape, tannins, vanilla bean, ripe persimmon, wine  Tasting notes: Nose: Beautiful golden honey … Continue reading

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NZ Whisky Co 1989 22 Year Old

Spirit Type: Rating: Whisky ★★★★★ Score: 85/100  ABV: 51.4%  Region: New Zealand   Body: Medium-full Intensity: Medium-high (not too piercing)  Texture: Medium  Balance: Superb  Best served: Neat Theme(s): Freshness, spicy oak (cloves, nutmeg), chocolate raisin/orange cake, citrus, earthy  Tasting notes: Nose: Gusts … Continue reading

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Thomson 2 Tone

Spirit Type: Rating: Whisky  ★★★★★ Score: 87/100  ABV: 40%  Region: New Zealand   Body: Medium   Intensity: Medium (initially piercing not bot overly so)   Texture: Medium  Balance: Superb   Best served: Neat   Theme(s): Piercing oak and and wood spice (nutmeg in particular) moderated by beautiful NZ … Continue reading

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Thomson 18 Year Old

 ★★★★ Score: 76/100 ABV: 46%Body: Medium Intensity: Medium-highTexture: MediumBalance: Good, though skewed towards the end  Best served: NeatLikes: Nice body and intensity, superb noseDislikes: Skewed finish, too spicy and intense The Thomson 18 Year Old has an impeccable nose, busting with … Continue reading

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NZ Whisky Co South Island Single Malt 21 Year Old 1990

★★★★★ Score: 87/100 ABV: 40% Region: New ZealandBody: Medium-heavy Intensity: Medium-highTexture: Medium – oilyBalance: SuperbBest served: Neat Theme(s): Old, wood, leather, hay, cigars, blackberryLikes: Power and complexityDislikes: Can be peculiar, with farmyard notesPrice: $148(NZ) The New Zealand Whisky Company is in an … Continue reading

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