Willowbank 25 Year 1988 New Zealand Whisky Collection

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Description

“When I first encountered this whisky it would have been a six-year-old and the Dunedin distillery had a very uncertain future. Question marks hung over the quality of the stock, so they were a bit surprised when I assured them that the vast majority of what they were making was of very decent to high standard. Who then would have thought that some two decades on I would be tasting this as one of the most delicate and sophisticated and complex 25-year-olds imaginable? Only the untidy finish shows the distillery’s Achilles: low copper content. On the other hand, it also ensured that it would never be short of character. One of the most poignant and enjoyable whiskies of the year. And memories of the only distillery I ever visited and then took a five minute drive to watch penguins surface from the seas”
– Jim Murray The Whisky Bible 2015

Additional information

ABV

55.1

Bottled Date

2013

Distillery

Willowbank

Opened

Sealed

Style

Single Cask

Volume

700 ml

Distilled Date

1993

Age

25

Cask

Refilled Hogshead