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Herrick Creek Explorer Series Rye Whisky

Herrick Creek Explorer Series Rye Whisky

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Straight American-made Rye Whisky | ex-Waipara Pinot Noir Barrel Finish

Made in America, Finished in New Zealand. This limited single barrel release was distilled in Indiana, USA at MGPI with a heavy rye mash bill. We've finished it in a New Zealand ex-Waipara pinot noir cask to round out the profile, add some dark fruity flavours, and accentuate the rye spices.


What is the Explorer Series?

Like the explorers who came before and those who ventured to the area near Herrick Creek in search of the Moose, we too want to explore the world. In that spirit, we're selecting whisky and other spirits from around the world, from different distillers and categories, to release here in New Zealand. 

We will explore flavours, finishes, and categories and see what a bit of NZ does to them. We don't make the Explorer Series - we import it, finish it, and bottle it. 


  • Strength: 46%abv
  • Size: 500ml
  • Mash Bill: 95% Rye, 5% Malted Barley
  • Distiller: MGPI Indiana
  • New Barrel: 200L New American Oak Barrel
  • Aged: 3 years
  • Finishing Barrel: 225L Ex-Waipara Pinot Noir

Notes from Cameron at Discovering Drams:

Nose - Boozy Christmas cake, cherry, plum, plenty of nutmeg & cinnamon.

Flavour - Big rye upfront, settles into red fruit that lingers. Warming cherry, stewed plum, cinnamon, and vanilla ice cream.

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