The Oamaruvian Cask Strength DoubleWood 16 Year
New Zealand Whisky Collection // South Island, New Zealand
Oamaruvian is the name for a person who lives in Oamaru, a town on the South Island of New Zealand. This was distilled at the now closed Willowbank Distillery. The whisky aged first in American ex-bourbon barrels for 6 years and then French oak which held New Zealand red wine for another 10 years. This double wood expression is bottled at cask strength. These are single cask bottlings; ABV may vary. Released to the US in August 2017 and sold in 375ml sized bottles.
Single GrainDistilled 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 TypeAmerican oak Ex-Bourbon and French oak Ex-Red Wine
"Lots of glue to start, pointing towards the grain origins of this whisky. Big on the wood varnish and resin, but the red wine influence is also quite extreme. Super intense. Balsamic, prunes and sour cherries. The palate is as big, if not bigger than the nose. Raspberry jam, strawberries, dark chocolate. Lots of spices and a tad dry. The finish lingers for a long time."