Whisky Tasting

The New Zealand Whisky Collection Cellar Door is open 7 days. Sample our full range of specialty Whiskies, either by the dram, or tasting sets. We also stock a variety of local foods infused with NZ whiskies.

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In 1997 the last whisky distillery in New Zealand was closed down, and the hundreds of barrels of Cask Strength whisky auctioned off or mothballed. In 2010, we bought the last 80,000 litres in 443 barrels from what had previously been stored in an old airplane hangar.
The whisky now resides in the towering seaside bonds store in Oamaru. These are exceptionally rare drams from what was once the world’s southern-most distillery.

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We hope to start distilling again in the future, and are looking forward to seeing the industry flourish around the country yet again


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Physical address

Whisky Tasting, 14 Harbour Street, Oamaru, Waitaki, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
10:30am - 4:30pm 7 Days.
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Facilities and Features

Proximity to town:
We are located within the Historic Precinct.

Pricing and Conditions

Further pricing information:
Must be over 18 to take part in tastings, please bring ID with you.

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