Straight American Wheat Bourbon | NZ Pinot Noir Wine Finished Whisky – Herrick Creek Distillery
Herrick Creek Straight American Bourbon - 2021 Explorer Series Release
Straight American Bourbon - 2021 Explorer Series Release
Herrick Creek 500ml Straight American Bourbon - 2021 Explorer Series Release
Herrick Creek Straight American Bourbon - 2021 Explorer Series Release
Herrick Creek 250ml Straight American Bourbon - 2021 Explorer Series Release
Herrick Creek Straight American Bourbon - 2021 Explorer Series Release
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Herrick Creek Straight American Bourbon - 2021 Explorer Series Release
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Straight American Bourbon - 2021 Explorer Series Release
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Herrick Creek 500ml Straight American Bourbon - 2021 Explorer Series Release
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Herrick Creek Straight American Bourbon - 2021 Explorer Series Release
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Herrick Creek 250ml Straight American Bourbon - 2021 Explorer Series Release
  • Load image into Gallery viewer, Herrick Creek Straight American Bourbon - 2021 Explorer Series Release

Straight American Bourbon - 2021 Explorer Series Release

Regular price
$74.99 NZD
Sale price
$74.99 NZD
Regular price
Sold out
Unit price
per 

Straight American Bourbon Whisky

NZ Pinot Noir Barrel Finish

Free Shipping for 500ml bottles in NZ

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

On the nose it's sweet and fruity touting dark cherry, vanilla, and red fruits. The taste is classic wheat bourbon - bold - with chocolate, vanilla, and a dark fruit finish. It's oily and lingers. 

Add a few drops of water and watch it change. 

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. 

Details:

  • Strength: 50% ABV or 100 Proof
  • Mash Bill: 51% Corn, 45% Wheat, 4% Malted Barley
  • Distiller: MGPI Indiana
  • New Barrel: 200L Speyside Cooperage, Kentucky
  • Aged in New Oak: 2 years, 6 months, 20 days
  • Finishing Barrel: 225L Sylvain Grande Reserve Ex-Marlborough Pinot Noir
  • Finishing length: 5 Months
  • 2021 NZ Spirits Awards Bronze

As our first Whisky release at Herrick Creek Distillery, this batch will help us continue to procure future Explorer Series releases, as well as build our own New Zealand Whisky inventory.