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The New Zealand Whisky Company

14-16 Harbour St, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 3 434 8842
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Ranked #3 of 7 Activities in Oamaru
Type: Distilleries
Description: Come and see our full range of speciality New Zealand whiskies. Partake in a tasting session and even fill your own bottle straight from the barrel!
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Just letting people know this place closes at 4:30pm not 5pm as advertised on their website and any promotional material we saw. We missed the whisky tasting because of this but will just have to visit Oamaru again!

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Osburg, Germany
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

We tasted two flights of whisky here. So it was an overall of 8 tasting glasses, which was more than enough. The whiskys themselves were really nice, tasteful and had different styles. The only thing we did not like so much was, that there was no tour in the cellars themselves anymore. And the woman who served us was not... More

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Hobart, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Kay and the team at The NZ Whisky Co. are not only knowledgeable about whisky and the history of the company, but also very friendly. They take the time to explain the different whiskies and ensure you find a dram that suits your palate. I don't know that much about whisky and really appreciated not being rushed. Pity we couldn't... More

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Whisky tastings, friendly staff, and really an amazing variety of locally produced whiskys ranging from almost bourbon-like sweet whisky to smoky scotch. Great joint!

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31 reviews 31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

I did the 10 dollar tasting four really good Whiskies great value, recommend the twenty one year old malt, best i've had outside of scotland

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Western Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2011

During a visit to NZ last April (2011) my Husband tasted some Milford Whisky & was delighted with the taste & quality of the product. We live in Melbourne & a few weeks ago I wanted to try to buy some Milford 20year aged whisky for my Husbands Birthday. I contacted the New Zealand Whisky Company & they were most... More

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