our unique stills

We've gone back to scratch for still design and manufacture with a unique approach.

Learn about our still design & how it influences the spirit


A fantastic result for the Waiheke Whisky team - taking away a Gold and Silver Medal for the 2 whiskys we entered into the 2021 Drammys. 

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still crazy

What started as one man's obsession has grown to become a full scale commercial distillery.

Meet the Waiheke Whisky team and see what makes them tick

the process

how we make our whisky

Making whisky by the sea from fresh, salty rainwater, combined with organic Canterbury Malted Barley, gives us our unique taste profile. If you like salinity and seaweed with sweet nuts and cigar smoke with a toffee or two, you're in the right place. Our Island is our biggest ally. 

cask selection and maturation

Traditional ex Bourbon casks rub shoulders with Chardonnay and Syrah ex wine barrels. Learn about our wood philosophy and experimentation. 


Join kindred spirits

Our Kindred Spirits Club will be amongst the first to know when we release our batches of single malt, single barrel whisky. 

And if you sign up before 1 September 2021 you're in the draw for an exclusive distillery tour with our head distiller and our founder.


kōrero pono

We come from an island
walk on the sky, the ocean above
lends its briny tang to sleeping casks

They age in dog years
peat-touched spirit breathing life
into the new world whisky fabric

Our horizon glows copper
distilling the past and the future
We Are Waiheke Whisky

Featured articles

Five go to Dramfest

Five go to Dramfest

The team of 5 mates from Waiheke Whisky set off to Christchurch on a Friday night in March 2018 to experience our very first New Zealand Dramfest ...

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A new DRAM is born

A new DRAM is born

When you take a good look around our website www.waihekewhisky.com and read our story you'll see this has been quite a journey. A 10 year ride so ...

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