18 Year Old
A MasterBlend of 70% single malt, and 30% premium grain whisky produced from unmalted barley in the Willowbank Distillery. Aged for 6 years in American Bourbon barrels, before finishing for 12 in French Oak NZ wine barrels, giving ruby colour, depth of character and long-lasting, rich flavours.
- Sweet 90% 90%
- Spice 80% 80%
- Fruit 80% 80%
The awesomeness of the Dunedin DoubleWood comes from the foresight of our predecessors, the Preston Family, to transfer a large number of six year old MasterBlended whisky from American Oak to French Oak ex-red wine barrels. The new barrels came from the North Island and previously contained New Zealand Pinot and Cab Sauv. The Prestons released their DoubleWood after 2 years in French Oak. Our current release has benefited from at least twelve years in the new barrels giving it a truly unique flavour.
Nose Complex sweetness with layers of aromatic dried fruit and spices
Taste Rich full natural sweetness with pleasant fruit and spicy flavours
Finish Satisfyingly warm with lingering toffee
The Hard Facts
Age 16 Years
Barrel American Oak, Ex-Bourbon. Finished: French Oak, Ex-Red wine.