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The New Zealand Whisky Company

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Address: 14-16 Harbour Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 3-434 8842
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10:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Come in and try our World Famous New Zealand Whisky. Relax with a dram and...

Come in and try our World Famous New Zealand Whisky. Relax with a dram and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the Historic Precinct. We also have a wide range of locally made Craft Chocolate and Whisky Fudge to be enjoyed along with your Whisky. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Cool Place For The Whiskey Lover

If you love whiskey this is the place for you! You can even buy your own cask, it'll be bottled and sent to you. Pretty cool.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you love whiskey this is the place for you! You can even buy your own cask, it'll be bottled and sent to you. Pretty cool.

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Thank JustineMichelle
Sohar, Oman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

The tasting was expensive, but a great experience. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable and really make you welcome.

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1 Thank egrieb2017
Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

A quaint little place with a very knowledgeable person on the counter. We purchased some whiskey and learnt some of the history involved with this place. it was great

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

Overall, the gal who ran this tasting was sweet and nice. The reason I gave this a three stars is that this whiskey company ran out of business and closed shop. They have this little space open in Oamaru to do tastings so that they can sell the rest of the bottles. We found that a bit strange. If you... More 

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Matthew W, Manager at The New Zealand Whisky Company, responded to this review

Hi Jackie, great to hear you enjoyed your time here. Just to clarify a few things, the Whisky you tried does indeed come from the old Willowbank Distillery in Dunedin that closed in the late 90s. All their remaining barrels now live with us here in Oamaru...However we are currently making our own spirit too! Which will come of age... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

Tried a flight of 4 NZ whiskies before I decided to buy a bottle. The ambience in an old maritime building was fantastic, and the staff were friendly and knowledgeable.

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Krabi Town, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

We decided to spend a little money for a change and try some whisky in this cosy little spot; half gift shop, half pub. The staff know a lot about their products and are quick to admit they don't have the depth of flavour that a true Scotch has but for what it is the tastings are delightful. The guys... More 

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1 Thank Rebecca2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

Well worth the visit. Next time I will make sure to have more time. Excellent knowledge of their product.

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

I always love going for a tasting when I visit. The staff have great info on the Whiskey and I love the Omarauvian one.

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1 Thank Emma H
Dunedin, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

Great place with wonderful product. Big prices, but I'm sure many visitors lap that up too. Fascinating range and variety of product, and most informative and helpful staff.

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1 Thank samandhenry
Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2016

This was the little gem at the very end of the beautiful historic street! We were talked through the history of the Whiskies they had on offer and stayed for a tasting. The young man in the shop, helped us find a Whisky that we would enjoy and my wife and I purchased a bottle to take home with us.... More 

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