DUNEDIN DOUBLEWOOD 16
BLENDED NEW ZEALAND WHISKY
OAMARU, NEW ZEALAND
The Dunedin DoubleWood 16 is an exceptionally rare dram from the last remaining stock of what was once the world’s southern-most distillery. Only 80,000 liters / just over 400 barrels remain.
This is a blend 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 10 in French Oak NZ wine barrels.
In 1974 the Baker family opened the Dunedin Distillery. In 1997, the distillery was eventually sold to Fosters who decided to close production and sell off the distillery equipment.
A decade later, the New Zealand Whisky Company acquired the last remaining barrels matured in the quiet seaside town of Oamaru.
Ruby colour in glass with complex sweetness, layers of aromatic dried fruit and spices. Rising fruity-vanilla nose, vague bourbon flavours with sweet vanilla, brown sugar, a touch of coconut.
Pleasant fruit and spicy flavours. Loads of vanilla, sweet, soft spice notes. Faint tannic note from the red wine barrel maturation.
Satisfyingly warm but short with lingering toffee and red wine. Almost evaporating on the tongue, with the drying, slightly bitter tannic notes driving the experience.