This is a beautifully dark Kiwi whisky produced at the Willowbank distillery on the South Island. It is aged for around six years in American oak bourbon barrels and then transferred into French oak red wine barrels for up to seven years...
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Nose: Butterscotch and red berry fruits. Hints of acacia honey and creamy vanilla. A little allspice.
Palate: Creamy, sweet palate entry with walnut and cranberries. Toasted oak, hints of over-ripe grape and black pepper.
Finish: Medium finish. Warming malt notes and hints of toffee apple.
Exactly like an XO cognac...
Just not that great
Flavour and mouthfeel profile of an XO cognac. Nuff said, unbelievable!
2nd December 2014
There's a lot of hype, but not a whole lot of follow through. Tastes like a ripoff Crown Royal with plastic top notes and burnt rubber. Don't buy it because it's 'dark' and rich looking, it's really average whisky.
23rd October 2014
Ive fallen in love. From the first mouthful a beautiful smooth whisky that gives a hint of warmth and honey. Well done Kiwis
19th August 2014
Tastes AMAZING suprised to see no where does it say it has tastes of port.