New Zealand wants clean sweep in Whisky Test Match series Nov28

New Zealand wants clean sweep in Whisky Test Match series...

Mon 26 Nov 2012 source: http://www.whiskymag.com/news/18188.html New Zealand wants clean sweep in Whisky Test Match series New Zealand will be hoping for a clean sweep over the UK in an Autumn International Test Match series with a difference that concludes in London on Monday. Fresh from stunning triumphs over Scotland and Wales, the New Zealand Whisky Company is taking on St George’s distillery in the final of three Whisky Test Matches. The series coincides with the All Blacks tour of Europe. While New Zealand is famed for its rugby side, it has been far less known for its whisky – until now. “Made from some of the purest ingredients on earth, the New Zealand Whisky Company has been picking up awards wherever it goes,” said company spokesman Grey Ramsay. “It is showing some of the world’s most refined whisky palates that there is so much more to a fine dram than what comes out of traditional strongholds like Scotland and Canada.” The New Zealand Whisky Company’s whiskies are also extremely rare, as they come from a distillery that is no longer in production – when it closed in 1997, it was the last distillery left in the country. The remaining stock was set aside to mature and sweeten in a South Island seaside village. It is now being released around the world, to such huge acclaim that plans are afoot to start production again. The inaugural Autumn International Whisky Test Match earlier this month pitted New Zealand’s Dunedin Doublewood, South Island Single Malt and 1990 Cask Strength against some of Scotland’s most famous brands – Johnny Walker Black, Glenfiddich Single Malt and Ardbeg Uigeadaul. It was a stunning upset as New Zealand emerged the victor with two wins and a tie. Then last week, New...

Otago Whiskies Named World’s Best Sep06

Otago Whiskies Named World’s Best...

Source: Otago Daily Times, 6 Sep 2012 Two brands of whisky matured at the towering seaside bond store in Oamaru have been named as the “world’s best” at the Mid-West Whisky Olympics in Michigan. Competing against some of the best known brand-names from Scotland, Ireland and the United States, the 10-year-old Dunedin DoubleWood blended whisky and the 21-year-old South Island Single Malt whisky, both manufactured at the now defunct Willowbank distillery in Dunedin, were named the world’s best blended and single malt whisky, respectively. Read full...

Full-bodied drop found in a NZ barrel Aug22

Full-bodied drop found in a NZ barrel

source: The Australian Financial Review, 16 August 2012 Good whisky weather is not like good beer weather. Whisky comes from areas where the ground is thick and muddy and the sky a dense grey blanket. Scotland, for example. Ireland, too. Tasmania even. But also New Zealand. Greg Ramsay – a man whose blood runs with the peaty smells of single malts – has revived the Tasmanian whisky industry and is now focusing on the land of the long white cloud. READ FULL...

The New Zealand Whisky Company

The New Zealand Whisky Company has the only New Zealand whisky stock remaining from the last whisky distillery in New Zealand, which ceased operating in the late 1990s.  Experience Consulting is currently managing the project – and day-to-day business operations – of taking this fine whisky from barrel to bottle. On behalf our our client we are building sales in several channels, including the Cellar Door in Oamaru (1.5 hours north of Dunedin), trade sales and export to Australia, UK, Norway and Asia. This interesting and exciting projects has seen many facets of the Experience Consulting team strengths being utulised, including: Marketing, branding and market research Financial management Bottling and production line management Operational management Regular reporting to the Board of investors See the full site www.thenzwhisky.com...