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South Island Single Malt 21 Year Old 750ml

Ralph Hiltrup
Expert Senior Senior Expert
Posted on 05-01-2012 at 13:28 pm

South Island Single Malt 21 Year Old 750ml

Owning this one, can`t find it...

http://thenzwhisky.com/shop/product.php?id_product=15

alectron
Connoisseur Connoisseur
Posted on 05-01-2012 at 21:17 pm

Hey & greetings from Kiwiland,
I added most of the Milford/theNZwhiskyCompany recent single cask releases, that one I haven`t seen around here yet though. But why don`t you add it yourself ?
Look here:
Community - Send A Bottle
and fill tthe form out as appropriate with as many information you have and add as many links to help the team to verify the bottle as well.
And with your help and within a few days/weeks, this bottling would be on the whiskybase as well ; )
Cheerio.
c.

Remember - whisky scores and impressions are highly subjective and situational by nature - so don't go and buy whisky according to someone else's taste...
Ralph Hiltrup
Expert Senior Senior Expert
Posted on 06-01-2012 at 19:12 pm

Hi!
First Problem is:
I don`t know from what destillery this is. Is it from Milford, too?
And I don`t know in what kind of barrels that whisky has been stored...
Same problems I have with Canadian Club 30yo...

alectron
Connoisseur Connoisseur
Posted on 06-01-2012 at 21:13 pm

Hi Ralph,
yes, the New Zealand whisky landscap is confusing.
In essence, all of the theNZwhiskyCompany bottlings are ex Milford/Lammerlaw/Wilson/Willowbank stock (afaik), which is all the same Distillery, re-named through out the years.
In my opinion, Lammerlaw & Milford would rather classify as `bottlers`, or better, brand names, since the distillery never carried either name...
But, for the ease of use, the wb team stated it would be best to run it all as `Milford` whisky.
Here`s a bit of history for you though.
I wrote something about it elsewhere when someone was wondering, so I just copy that here in case you`re interested.

The best summary of the wild name-change game and different brands under
which the produced whisky was sold is probably from Michael Fraser
Milnes, an ex Scot living down here as well and running one of the main
shops around these parts

"Willowbank Distillery, located in
Dunedin in the South Island of New Zealand, began production in 1968 and
was founded by the Wilson family. The distillery has been renamed
Wilson`s in their honour and the spirit has improved from the early days
when refined steel stills were used.
The distillery was latterly
owned by Seagram who, in 1991, launched the New Zealand single malt that
was originally sold as Lammerlaw. Lammerlaw, which was notably peaty,
was discontinued when Seagram sold the stocks and the Willowbank
Distillery, which closed in 2000.
The New Zealand Single Malt Whisky Company secured the remaining single malt stocks that are still ageing in barrels. The Milford Brand was created to showcase this fine, limited edition, single malt.
The distilling equipment at the Willowbank Distillery has since been dismantled.
Milford
Single Malt is similar in style to the Lowland malts of Scotland,
lighter in body and aroma than the malts of the highlands - elegant with
a delicate nose, soft citrus in flavour and a very smooth finish."
http://www.whiskygalore.co.nz/webstore/home.php?cat=258
The
only thing to add is that the recent Thomson Whisky that has been
coming out over the last year, is a bottler in essence and just slapped a
new brand name onto bottlings of old Willowbank cask(s) they aquired.

In
regards to the old stock, a newly founded company has bought all the
remaining stock a few years ago, and is now releasing some of those
casks slowly as single cask & casks strength bottlings as well as a
new number of blends/vatts. Have a look here for some info and contact
details.
http://thenzwhisky.com/
Also,
in case you (or anyone) is after only samples of the latest 4 cask
strength releases ( I added them to the whiskybase as well : http://www.whiskybase.com/bottlers.php?bottlerid=278 ) and doesn`t shy away from the postage costs from NZ, let me know and we can probably sort something out.

Cheers.
c.

Remember - whisky scores and impressions are highly subjective and situational by nature - so don't go and buy whisky according to someone else's taste...
Ralph Hiltrup
Expert Senior Senior Expert
Posted on 07-01-2012 at 16:57 pm

Quote by alectron

Hey & greetings from Kiwiland,
But why don`t you add it yourself ?
Look here:
Community - Send A Bottle



Done!
Thanks for explainig how this system works!

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