New Zealand Whisky, emerging from the pristine and diverse landscapes of the island nation, is carving out a unique niche in the world of spirits. Crafted with the same meticulous attention to detail that characterizes New Zealand's acclaimed winemaking, these whiskies often utilize local ingredients and pure spring waters, resulting in a product that reflects the country's natural purity. New Zealand whiskies vary in style, from smooth and light to rich and peated, capturing the adventurous spirit of the land. With a focus on quality and innovation, New Zealand's distillers are producing whiskies that are not only distinct in flavor but also in their commitment to the environment and sustainable practices.
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Pokeno Discovery is a whisky that celebrates its unique place in the world. It begins by meticulously selecting and blending stock parcels that have undergone full maturation in first-fill bourbon, Oloroso, and Pedro Ximenez casks. These blended components are then returned to casks for further aging, allowing them to meld and harmonize perfectly. The result is a whisky characterized by its richness and complexity, featuring enticing notes of dark chocolate, black forest gateau, ripe cherries, and sweet citrus. This journey leads to a finish that is remarkably smooth and exceptionally long-lasting. Tasting Note by Pokeno: Nose: A hint of treacle and cinnamon, along with dried figs, cherries, and cocoa nibs.Palate: Warm spices, vanilla, cocoa powder, candied orange peel, and oak.Finish: Allspice and dried raisins linger.
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In the creation of Pokeno Origin, careful consideration is given to its unique origins. The whisky is meticulously crafted using the finest locally sourced barley and subjected to a deliberate and unhurried fermentation and distillation process, aimed at enriching its body and flavor profile. Exclusively matured in first-fill bourbon casks, this whisky exudes remarkable sweetness and a well-rounded character, offering a symphony of flavors including citrus, honey, grapefruit, and creamy toffee. The culmination of this journey leads to a complex and enduring finish, leaving a lasting impression on the palate. Tasting Note by Pokeno: Nose: A hint of lemon peel, warm fudge, allspice, and black pepper.Palate: Large portions of toasty oak, cinnamon, candied citrus, and vanilla caramel.Finish: Brown sugar and spicy pepper notes towards the finish.