WW RELEASE NO. 04
NZ SINGLE MALT WHISKY [NON-PEATED]
46% ABV | 700ml Bottle
NON-CHILL FILTERED | NO ADDED COLOUR
Dyad, our first release in the wine barrel finish range, has been recognised for its excellence with gold medals at both the Drammys and the NZ Spirit Awards.
Bottled at 7 years old, this whisky showcases the talents of Waiheke Whisky's head distiller, Patrick Newton, who has been named New Zealand Winemaker of the Year on three occasions.
Predominantly aged in ex-Bourbon, this whisky has been finished for 2 years in an ex-Mudbrick French Oak Chardonnay barrel. The barrel was a wet fill; meaning the Chardonnay wine is removed and the whisky is introduced almost immediately to prevent contamination.
Presented at 46%, the Chardonnay character on the nose of melting butter and oak blends with sherbet lemons and honey.
On the palate, more umami flavours with sweet miso, lemon and butter. A deliciously smooth, oily mouthfeel and a long finish of toasted hazelnuts, bready malt and our trademark salinity.
This is a truly interesting whisky, with real New Zealand character – non chill filtered, no added colour and it even has a screw cap! If you are interested in adding unique, complex whiskies to your collection, this is the perfect choice for you.
NZ SPIRITS AWARDS