The New Zealand Whisky Collection 21 Year Old SingleWood Aged High Wheeler Whisky

The New Zealand Whisky Collection 21 Year Old SingleWood Aged High Wheeler Whisky

(0.375l, 43%)


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A light, refreshing, almost summer-like dram of exquisite New Zealand Whisky.

The New Zealand Whisky Company has an interesting story. The last distillery in New Zealand — the Willowbank Distillery — closed its doors in 1997. They had been caught up with mergers and acquisitions until Fosters Beer got them in a package deal and decided it wasn’t worth the trouble, selling the stills to a Rum plant in Fiji and leaving a large stock of Whisky aging in their rickhouses without a brand or market to sell to. in 2010, a group of local Whisky-loving investors bought the last remaining 443 barrels and seized upon the idea of rebottling, rebranding, and revitalizing the New Zealand Whisky industry. And things are off to a wonderful start.

High Wheeler 21 Year Old is their latest flagship release. First issued in 2016, it is a blend of 70% New Zealand Single Malt and 30% unmalted barley — thus the large number “3070” on the label. This batch has been sitting in the Dunedin, New Zealand, warehouse in ex-Bourbon casks for a full twenty-one years. It’s golden yellow hue and light, fruity character spring naturally from the barrels and grain. It’s light color and thick body almost resemble wine in the glass. It’s delicious, it's Kiwi and it's in very limited supply. (Don't get confused here, Kiwi stands for New Zealanders!)

Smartass corner:
When it was running, the Wilson’s Dunedin Distillery — the Willowbank — was the southernmost distillery in the world in the far south New Zealand town of Dunedin at nearly 56° South Latitude.
  • Category
  • Style
    Blended Whisky (70% single malt / 30% single grain)
  • Region
    Otago Region
  • Country
    New Zealand
  • Alcohol
    43%
  • Distillery
  • Age
    21 Year Old
  • Maturation
    Ex-Bourbon casks

Flavor Spiral™

About The Flavor Spiral

Close
pear
oak
smoky
vanilla
spicy
honey
apricot
roasted
mint
What does The New Zealand Whisky Collection 21 Year Old SingleWood Aged High Wheeler Whisky taste like?

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Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Golden yellow.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Ripe pears, waffle cones, mint, and florals. 

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Clean with roasted pear, apricot, oak, and grappa. 

Finish
Long with ancho peppers, more juicy pears, and a dash of smoky brine.
Ratings & Reviews
Jordan
Jordan,
Smooth, flavorful.
 
Paul
Paul,
Love this! Has a great, bold flavor. Will buy again.
 
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