In recent years, the re-emergence of New Zealand whisky on the global scene has been a key ingredient in the ongoing growth of New World Whisky. Once the domain of Highland Scotch distilleries and American Bourbon houses, the global appetite for whisky has ventured first to Irish, then Japanese, Tasmanian and even Taiwanese and Indian whiskies – which are now flourishing.

From its humble base in a spectacular seaside bond store in Oamaru, The New Zealand Whisky Collection has been carefully maturing and managing the relaunch of whisky produced at the famed Willowbank distillery. Earning along the way such accolades as “Southern Hemispheres’ Best Whisky” by Jim Murray, in his popular Whisky Bible.

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But the dream has always been re-commencing production of a new future for New Zealand’s whisky industry. We are now very proud to bring to you an opportunity to create your own whisky story with us, through the purchase of a private cask; 20 litres of delicious drams delivering you up to 45 bottles of one of the world’s most sought after single malts. Individually numbered and bottled for your own enjoyment (and to be shared with fortunate friends).

The whisky will be hand-made by our talented distillers. Our production partners have designed and built their distillery with ongoing feedback from ourselves, and have honed their craft and are ready to deliver new make whisky into high-quality wood, for quiet maturation in our seaside bond store.

As a cask owner you will join a limited group of discerning whisky drinkers, who will enjoy:

  • Regular updates on the progress of our distillery expansion;
  • Founder’s discounts and Limited Release bottlings from our Cellar Door;
  • First chance to participate in any public investment offers; and
  • Your very own personalised bottling of whisky from your private barrel.

Join us, and be part of the growth of this tantalising industry!


  • A personalised 20 litre cask of New Zealand single malt, single cask whisky that will mature in our Oamaru bond store.
  • Your choice of two cask options; ex-Bourbon (American Oak) or ex-New Zealand red wine (French Oak). Our premium casks are sourced from the best coopers in Tasmania – the epicentre of Australia’s single malt whisky scene.
  • At the end of the minimum 2 year maturation process, we will deliver to you between up to 45 x 500ml bottles (after Angel Share, and depending on your desired ABV). Each bottle will be premium packaged.(see our current bottle, label and boxes at
  • Within 2 months of purchasing your cask, you will receive a special tasting kit which includes a 100ml sample of your new make (spirit from the still before it starts maturing in your cask), a 100ml sample of a selected 2 year old single malt whisky, and a New Zealand Whisky Collection branded Glencairn glass.
  • On the 1st anniversary, you will receive a special tasting kit with 100ml of your new make, 100ml of your (now 1 year old) single malt whisky, and a selected 2 year old single malt whisky.
  • On the 2nd anniversary you will receive a tasting kit with 100ml of your new make, 100ml of your 2 year old whisky, and a 100ml of water. Using the samples, you can now decide at what strength you would like your 2 year old whisky bottled at.
  • During the 2 year maturation process you may come to Oamaru to taste your single malt, single cask whisky any time.


The total investment is NZD$2995* (including GST, excise, bottling, presentation boxes, 3 tasting kits and freight).

Now available to Australians! AUD$3595* (including GST, excise, bottling, presentation boxes, 3 tasting kits and freight).


*Only available to customers in New Zealand and Australia. Please contact us for further information.  1.5% credit card surcharge (no AMEX).

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