Dunedin DoubleCask

Aged for six years in American Oak Ex-Bourbon, finished for twelve in French Oak Ex-Red WIne barrels
The New Zealand Whisky Collection Dunedin DoubleWood

Dunedin DoubleCask
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 Story

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

Type MasterBlended

ABV 40%

Age 16 Years

Barrel American Oak, Ex-Bourbon. Finished: French Oak, Ex-Red wine.


Wizards of Whisky 2014


World Whisky Awards 2013


San Fran Spirit Awards 2013
A superb blended whisky from the now demolished Willowbank distillery in New Zealand, with complex fruit and oak flavours. The Dunedin is a really great whisky, complex and rich!
Mark Connelly

The Good Spirits Company, Glasgow

A distinctive, pleasant nose which combines scented face cream with light rosé wine, and later some sandalwood. The taste is lightly sweet, with coconut and more rosé wine
Charles MacKlean