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The Joy of Whisky Tastings

Waitui Honey Mead Whiskey


Kurt’s Dark Matter Tasting
Les’s Damson Plum Gin
New Beginnings & Openings 2021

We write these pages for you with three goals in mind – to reflect on whiskies we have experienced, to (hopefully) educate on whisky-related matters, and just to have some fun!

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A Closer Look at New Zealand Distilleries – Kiwi Spirit Distillery, Takaka

In my last post  I looked at the disturbances that the last 18 months is likely to have on NZ whisky stocks. As a part of that discussion, I considered there was a great opportunity for New Zealand distilleries to fill probable gaps in the supply line. This article on Waitui Whiskey is the first …