Type Single Malt
Age 30 Years
Barrel American Oak, Ex-Bourbon
Nose: Golden mature cedar, Sphagnum moss, Stone fruits and Cigar box.
Taste: Gentle warming spice, Subtle cloves and dried Seville orange
Finish: Old world library book oak, with Vanilla and roast Almond finish
Scotland, Ireland, and Japan have matured single malt to 30 years and beyond in recent years. New Zealand is only the 4th nation to release a Single Malt Whisky with the benefit of three decades in American Oak.
This precious liquid began in the rich soils and barley fields of North Otago. After massaging at the hands of proud Maltexo maltsters, Dunedin’s distilling team married the snowmelt waters into the ‘uisga beatha’ (Water of Life). They let their copper stills work magic on the vapours, before laying down the recaptured liquids, to rest and quietly mature in American Oak barrels.
Since 1987 until 2017 The Otago was softly sweetening into the syrupy and silky flavours of rich malt, divine fruit and a buttery mouth-feel that leaves lasting flavours of the South Island. In their 30 years, these barrels took a journey from Willowbank in North Dunedin, to further maturation in the Taieri Valley, before an enlightened relocation to enjoy the seaside influence of Oamaru’s crashing coastline.
Experience this for yourself and see how thirty long years of careful maturation are reflected in this beautifully delicate New Zealand Whisky.
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