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Thomson Whisky Manuka Smoke Single Malt

Made from New Zealand from grown malted barley, smoked using native Manuka wood, and distilled through the copper pot stills at the Thomson Whisky craft distillery, this is one of New Zealand’s most awarded single malt whiskies.

Head distiller Mat Thomson started tinkering with a recipe around 16 years ago, toasting malted barley on his BBQ at home, playing with different smoke levels, and running the spirit through a small home still.

Upscaling his experiments onto his industrial copper pot stills years later, he has honed and perfected a unique New Zealand style of whisky that delivers an elegant smokiness, luscious mouthfeel and a distinct flavour of home.

Tasting notes include natural smoke, cinnamon, clove, and Manuka oils. Awarded Best New Zealand Whisky at The New Zealand Whisky Awards, aka The Drammy’s, 2020.

RRP $105.00, 700ml, 46% ABV
Contact: (027) 626 6364

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