Thomson Manuka Smoke "Progress Report"
Thomson Whisky // New Zealand
Based in the small town of Riverhead, northwest of Auckland, Thomson Whisky focuses on making single malt whiskies with New Zealand-grown ingredients. This includes their Manuka Smoked expression, which is made with 100% malted barley harvested from South Island. The barley is smoked with wood from the Manuka tree, native to the country. After being distilled in a hand-beaten copper pot still, the whisky is aged in ex-bourbon and new French oak casks. The name "progress report" is in reference to the whisky being taken from the casks at its youth. Non-chill-filtered without added color, it is bottled at 46% ABV.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
Cask TypeEx-Bourbon and new French oak