Wilson (Willowbank) Distillery

The Wilson’s Dunedin Distillery, also known as Willowbank Distillery, was dismantled and sold off in 2000. In its time Willowbank was the most southerly whisky distillery in the world. Whiskies were bottled as Milford and Lammerlaw (named after a nearby mountain range) and were highly regarded. The remaining barrels of Lammerlaw have been bottled into their own label. The New Zealand Single Malt Whisky Company have secured the remaining single malt stocks that are still ageing in barrels. The Milford Brand was created to showcase this fine, limited edition, single malt. They hope to start distilling again and are looking forward to seeing the industry flourish around the country.

The Whiskyphiles tasting notes

  • New Zealand 19 Years Old 1993 Cask #32 (2015) - New Zealand 19 Years Old 1993 Cask #32 ~ 55.4% (New Zealand Whisky Company) New Zealand single malt whisky 55.4% ABV, £95 for 70cl Score: 87/100 What they say: Single cask single […]
  • SouthIsland21YO South Island 21 Years Old (2014) - South Island 21 Years Old Single Malt New Zealand Whisky (New Zealand Whisky Company) 40% ABV, £108.50 for 70cl Score: 86/100 What they say: Our flagship Single Malt Whisky marked the re-birth […]
  • willowbank-18-year-old-that-boutiquey-whisky-company-whisky Willowbank 18 Years Old Batch 2 (2021) - Lots of old wood and fruit influence as you'd expect for its age and ex-red wine cask, hints of eucalyptus in places but overall a superb woody old whisky! 85/100