Our copper pot stills, named V.I.T.R.I.O.L. 1 and 2, are the beating heart for the whisky we make. We went a long way back into the history of stills, to Victorian times, for the basis of our still, then we added the geodesic design – which allows the stills to maximise the copper contact. We built them ourselves and know every inch of them. Combine this with large diameter copper worms and we have a heavy rich newmake that packs a punch.
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.
But there's a lot more to it than just the raw ingredients, it's our wood. We hand select our barrels, from first fill American Bourbon casks and Sherry to our own toasts using a variety of ex Waiheke wine barrels.
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