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Waitui Whiskey, a unique New Zealand Single Malt Whiskey crafted with care in beautiful Golden Bay, New Zealand. Eight long years mellowing and maturing in Manuka honey mead barrels have resulted in an exquisite drop - a smooth and easy drinking dram now finally ready for you to enjoy.

This small batch single malt is one of only a few true honey malt whiskeys produced in the world today. Made using New Zealand malted barley and aged in Manuka Honey Mead oak barrels for no less than eight years the result speaks for itself in a very gentle easy to drink whiskey.

Waitui Whiskey goes back to the first aged whiskeys made by monks who only had Honey Mead barrels available to age their malted barley spirit before whiskey became what it is today. In 2002 Kiwi Spirit Distillery began creating our Waitui Whiskey using these revived age old techniques.

There is no honey added to our whiskey, instead the Manuka Honey character is imbued from barrels that have previously held our Manuka Honey Mead.

No malt blends or additives, simply just time in a barrel.

Waitui Whiskey

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Waitui Whiskey, a unique New Zealand Single Malt Whiskey crafted with care in beautiful Golden Bay, New Zealand. Eight long years mellowing and maturing in Manuka honey mead barrels have resulted in an exquisite drop - a smooth and easy drinking dram now finally ready for you to enjoy.

This small batch single malt is one of only a few true honey malt whiskeys produced in the world today. Made using New Zealand malted barley and aged in Manuka Honey Mead oak barrels for no less than eight years the result speaks for itself in a very gentle easy to drink whiskey.

Waitui Whiskey goes back to the first aged whiskeys made by monks who only had Honey Mead barrels available to age their malted barley spirit before whiskey became what it is today. In 2002 Kiwi Spirit Distillery began creating our Waitui Whiskey using these revived age old techniques.

There is no honey added to our whiskey, instead the Manuka Honey character is imbued from barrels that have previously held our Manuka Honey Mead.

No malt blends or additives, simply just time in a barrel.

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Waitui Whiskey is made with meticulous dedication and care from the pure terroir of this land – Aotearoa New Zealand.

Waitui is inspired by ancient tales of Irish Monks that used Honey Mead barrels to age their malted barley spirit. It is thought that the original spirit they created was Uisce Beatha (water of life or Aqua Vitae), a few hundred years later this would be known as whiskey. When we began the process of producing a truly New Zealand Whiskey, we looked back to ancient times and we asked ourselves, what could be a uniquely New Zealand expression of Whiskey?

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