The 1987 Touch. Pause. Enjoy!

This superb Single Malt captures the triumph of a nation. Distilled in 1987 in Dunedin, the spirit has been ageing in oak barrels for 26 years, quietly softening and sweetening into the delicate dram it is today.

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Oamaru Cellar Door

The whisky shop at our Oamaru Cellar door is now open. Come and see our full range of specialty New Zealand whiskies. Partake in a tasting session and find out more about the intriguing history of distilling in New Zealand.

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South Island Single Malt

“You would be forgiven for thinking this was a 30 or even 35-year-old Speysider: almost a grassy maltiness melding into the light, exotic fruit and freshly chopped celery. Clean, delicate and elegant beyond words.”

– Jim Murray

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Distilling in New Zealand goes back to the earliest Scottish settlers in 1838, a time when the distilling industry thrived in New Zealand, particularly in Dunedin and the surrounding Otago region. By the 1870s, government influence saw many close down.

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Find out more about our company and the history of New Zealand whisky.

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We have distributors in many parts of the World. However, If you can’t find a bottle locally, we can ship to most countries.

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Cask Strength Collection

Our Cask Strength range of Single Malts is a collectible series for the discerning drinker. Aged between 20 and 26 years, these are hand bottled straight from the wood at our Oamaru Cellar Door. No two barrels are exactly the same, so these always have a pleasant surprise up their sleeve. With alcohol content between 49-60%, these Single Malts will satisfy the inquisitive pallet and provide a tasting experience that cannot ever be repeated.

Average ABV’s

  • 1992 52%
  • 1990 62%
  • 1989 55%

An exceptional whisky by any standards! It bears comparison with the finest

Charles MacLean

The 1987 Touch.Pause.Enjoy

You would be forgiven for thinking this was a 30 or even 35-year-old Speysider: almost a grassy maltiness melding into the light, exotic fruit and freshly chopped celery. Clean, delicate and elegant beyond words

Jim Murray

South Island Single Malt 21 YO

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Meet the team who brought a mothballed whisky to the world’s stage.

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