South Island Single MaltAged 21 Years in Oak
South Island Single Malt 21YO
Made from 100% malted New Zealand barley in the Willowbank distillery, Dunedin. This whisky has been aging in American Oak, Ex-Bourbon barrels for 21 years.
- Peat 10% 10%
- Fruits 80% 80%
- Nuts 80% 80%
The original release of the South Island Single Malt was in an 18 and 21 year old. The barrels were picked via a multitude of barrel samples sent to Hobart, tasted and matched in CEO Greg Ramsay’s lounge room during the Rugby World Cup by Greg himself, production manager Tom Holder, and, to keep things civilized, good friend and lawyer Brendan. The results spoke for themselves, with the first batch picking up the coveted Double Gold in San Fran.
Nose Mature nose with subtle campfire smoke, fruit and drying grass.
Taste Sweet malt, light oak, delicate fruit with light vanilla.
Finish Silky and light with delicate oak and cereal sweetness.
The Hard Facts
Type Single Malt
Age 21 Years
Barrel American Oak, Ex-Bourbon
San Fran Spirit Awards 2013
95/100 LIQUID GOLD
Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible 2014
BEST AGED SINGLE MALT
World Whisky Awards 2013
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
if someone asked me how I would like my 21-year-old non-peated malt to come to me, it would probably be something like this: a top of the range 40-year-old!! Proof that the country in which a whisky is made is totally irrelevant… Great whisky is great whisky
We have distributors in many parts of the World: The UK, Europe, Canada, The USA, Australia, and of course, New Zealand. However, If you can’t find a bottle locally, we can ship to most parts of the world.