Dunedin Doublewood 15 Year

Single Grain

New Zealand Whisky Collection // South Island, New Zealand


community rating

3 out of 5 stars
( 8 )

Crafted in "the world's southernmost distillery", the now closed Willowbank Distillery, this 15 year old blended whisky is first matured in American oak ex-bourbon barrels for six years. It is then transferred to French oak ex-New Zealand red wine barrels from the North Island for 9 years of aging. The bottle comes complete with a marvelous map of Aotearoa printed upon it. This whisky is a blend of 70% Single Malt whisky and 30% premium grain whisky (unmalted barley).

  • age
    15 Year
  • Cost
  • abv
  • Single Grain
    Distilled from a grain or mixture of grains, usually corn, wheat, or barley from one distillery, if Scotch or Irish must be aged for at least three years in barrels.
  • Cask Type
    American oak ex-bourbon, French oak ex-New Zealand red wine

Tasting Notes

"It begins in a wonderful hanging garden, soft plum trees growing amidst a cluster of vanilla orchids, with heavy thick cherries bending the branches of the trees upon which they grow. The slight hint of green tree sap is a welcome addition, with just enough tang that the nose stays awake and alert. Small toffee'd nuts wafts through a tiny spice haze at the end. On the tongue a wooded sweetness comes across, taking the best parts of the wood from the barrel to build stained wine cabinets with bruised dark stone fruits. A floral sweetness wafts down to turn slightly tart towards the end, with half the ingredients for a Christmas cake at the ready. The finish is short and sweet, turning sharply toward the end with a tartness that snaps its fingers at the taste buds, keeping them awake for the next sip. "

Score 82

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