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The New Zealand Whisky Company

Closed Now: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Connoisseurs' Destination

During our recent visit to Oamaru, we visited the whiskey factory and tasted some very nice... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2018
New Delhi, India
Lovely surprise

I actually have to admit I had never heard of New Zealand Whisky before which is embarrassing so... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
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  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“cellar door”(3 reviews)
“whisky lover”(2 reviews)
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...more
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14-16 Harbour Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
+64 3-434 8842
Most Helpful Positive Review
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

4  Thank Mariette M
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 4 February 2016

We are a small group tour operator in Scotland and love to include whisky distilleries on our tours. We really love single malts and have quite a collection so we thought it would be great fun to visit a whisky shop in New Zealand. No...More

3  Thank ScottishDreamTours
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Reviewed 15 October 2018

During our recent visit to Oamaru, we visited the whiskey factory and tasted some very nice & smooth whiskey. Very nice experience. The prices were, of course,very high.

Thank shashi09
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

I actually have to admit I had never heard of New Zealand Whisky before which is embarrassing so when I saw the sign I decided to go in and have a look. It's a cosy little room and a small selection of whiskies (5 in...More

Thank Brizzexplorer
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

A few years ago I was not into Whiskey, but this company has changed my mind. Pop in for a quick dram and try out.

Thank 422iana
Reviewed 11 June 2018

there was not a lot of choice as we really love our whiskey and bought 1 bottle , had they had more varieties that were not $699 we would have gladly had more as Im sure so would a lot of visitors

Thank Ali-Henrik
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Nice place to buy and get information on single malt whisky of all different flavours with big range.

Thank haridhiraj
Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

Went to see all the different types of whiskey. Whiskey tasting and lots of history. The owner bought the whole stock of the factory when it closed so will run out one day of all these different types. Still reasonably priced. Very informative too.

Thank leoniehastings
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Friendly staff and good knowledge of whisky. I had the Oamaruvian double wood single cask whisky which was so good. highly recommend to every whisky lover. will be back soon.

1  Thank yogeshn2016
Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

We shared the tasting tray of four different whiskeys. All good, but different. Easy to share with amount given. Might be too much for one person, unless you are a big whiskey drinker. Great historic building to enjoy the tastes!

Thank Salmondeschutes
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Have been thoroughly introduced to whisky and never liked it before. Great gifts for the men in your life . We have a good collection and the bottles are a great story piece . worth a look in .

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

I’ve been past this “shop” a couple of times in the past, but it’s always been closed. This time however, it was not only open, but the duty manager went out of her way to make us welcome. Four tastings later and a purchase or...More

Thank Old-un50
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