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The New Zealand Whisky Company

14-16 Harbour Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 3-434 8842
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Top bloke with some killer whiskey

As above - top bloke with some great whiskey. What more do you want from a whiskey bar? Told us... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jarrad E
via mobile
Tasty nip!

Stopped by whilst wandering through the Victorian style shoppes - found this little corner style... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2017
Chinacol A
Shenzhen, China
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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
“new zealand” (13 reviews)
“small bottle” (2 reviews)
“great stuff” (2 reviews)
Opens in 15 min
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Hours Today: 10:30 - 16:30
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
14-16 Harbour Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 3-434 8842

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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++

1  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

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

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.

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.

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.

2  Thank egrieb2017
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
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...More

Thank Jackie O
Matthew W, Manager at The New Zealand Whisky Company, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2017

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...More

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.

1  Thank SILVANO C
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...More

2  Thank Rebecca2016
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