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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
10:30 - 16:30
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 16:30
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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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Great stuff!

We had a private tasting - by an American! Very informative. Great product. Several us bought small bottles. Cute little tasting room.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Sun City West, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 353 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a private tasting - by an American! Very informative. Great product. Several us bought small bottles. Cute little tasting room.

Thank Soulefulltraveler
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

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.

Thank JustineMichelle
Sohar, Oman
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

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

1 Thank egrieb2017
Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 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

1 Thank Tuwhare
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 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 

Thank Jackie O
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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Reviewed 13 December 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.

Krabi Town, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 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 

2 Thank Rebecca2016
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Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

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

1 Thank Buffalo W
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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Reviewed 26 July 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.

1 Thank Emma H
Dunedin, New Zealand
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Reviewed 24 July 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.

1 Thank samandhenry

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