We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The New Zealand Whisky Company

14-16 Harbour Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 3-434 8842
Review Highlights

We arrived close to closing time so we were so pleased to see the owner had no problems staying... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Greater London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Contiki Tour

Great set up. Staff very knowledgeable, friendly and entertaining. Interesting stuff to look at and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
via mobile
Read all 76 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
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!
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“cellar door” (3 reviews)
“new zealand” (13 reviews)
“great stuff” (2 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
14-16 Harbour Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 3-434 8842

Similar Things to Do in Oamaru

Write a Review
Reviews (76)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 70 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We arrived close to closing time so we were so pleased to see the owner had no problems staying open for my husband and I. We had a very educational and entertaining experience! This is a absolute must for Whisky lovers, we enjoyed a flight...More

1  Thank janineabroad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great set up. Staff very knowledgeable, friendly and entertaining. Interesting stuff to look at and bits of history to learn. Good variety of tasters, a whisky enthusiasts place to be. Great view of the water as well.

1  Thank TylerJ93
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Who knew that the Kiwis made whiskey. We came here last year when we stumbled across it, tried and bought some whiskey and came back this year for more. Both of the staff who served us this year and last were great, knew their stuff...More

1  Thank Janiecc
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Time was NZ whisky was a bit of a standing joke, but not any more. The NZ Whisky Company is selling aged versions from old spirit from the Dunedin 'experiment', the remains of 200 barrels, while waiting for their own spirit to age. I can't...More

1  Thank Pounamu-s
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

As above - top bloke with some great whiskey. What more do you want from a whiskey bar? Told us about the history of the company, recommended some great ones to try - and I happily walked out with a bottle. A++

2  Thank Jarrad E
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Stopped by whilst wandering through the Victorian style shoppes - found this little corner style shop open and learnt a thing or two about the difference between NZ Distilled Whiskey and Scottish - a small tasting went down a treat on a cold afternoon -...More

1  Thank Chinacol A
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Friendly owner ,very informative visit , whisky taste great ..the guy told me it was $125 for 3 small bottles , plus he'd give me a free small jar of jam ... when I got my master card bill , I realized he had charged...More

1  Thank Mariette M
Reviewed 24 March 2017

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

1  Thank Soulefulltraveler
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.

1  Thank JustineMichelle
Reviewed 16 January 2017

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

3  Thank egrieb2017
Nearby Restaurants
Scotts Brewing Co
193 reviews
.05 km away
333 reviews
.30 km away
Star and Garter
341 reviews
.25 km away
Fat Sallys
220 reviews
.60 km away
Nearby Attractions
Oamaru's Victorian Precinct
512 reviews
.14 km away
Steampunk HQ
749 reviews
.23 km away
Oamaru Public Gardens
145 reviews
.91 km away
Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail
77 reviews
.28 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The New Zealand Whisky Company staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines