We've three tantalizing treats to tell you about today, so listen up and pay attention! New Zealand! Islay! Speyside!
We've always stated we go to great lengths to uncover wonderful whiskies from around the world, and today demonstrates just how far we go with the launch of our first ever batch of single malt from the land of the long white cloud, Aotearoa, or New Zealand to you and me. If we had travelled any further, I think we would have been on our way home (along the underside of this flat earth we live on)
Dunedin's Willowbank Distillery was founded in 1974. It was the most southerly distillery in the world and in its heyday produced the highly regarded brands of Milford and Lammerlaw. Sadly the distillery closed in 1997, so we're incredibly excited about our first new label of 2018. Our 17 Year Old is a release of just 307 bottles. It's a rich fruity malt with a backdrop of blackberry, blackcurrants and blueberry muffin.
Our fourth batch from Islay's Bunnahabhain distillery is a 35 Year Old, and our oldest release to date. If you were lucky enough to have one of our Advent Calendars you would have found a sample of this hiding behind door number 14. A release of just 302 bottles this long aged malt is delicate and sophisticated with aromas of tobacco and chamois leather interplaying with a medley of fruit.
Lastly, and a little later than expected, is our tenth batch from Macallan. Yes, we know we released batch 12 at the end of last year, but hey, haven't you ever slept in and was late for work? Well this is exactly what happened to this batch, but like all good children, it came in with a note from its Mum. A release of just 233 bottles, this 26 Year Old Speysider was another of our Advent Calendar drams hiding behind door number 23, and has a fresh, mally, fruity style.
This trio of treats are available from fine retailers at the following recommended retail prices:
- Willowbank Batch 1, 17 Year Old - £143.95
- Bunnahabhain Batch 4, 35 Year Old - £234.95
- Macallan Batch 10, 25 Year Old - £499.95
Off-trade/on-trade enquiries should be directed to our UK distributor, Maverick Drinks.
Note: Taringa whakarongo! comes from the All Black Haka and translates as Let your ears listen