The future of the Explorer Series | Future Releases – Herrick Creek Distillery

The future of the Explorer Series

Our first Explorer Series release, the 2021 Pinot Noir finished Bourbon, ES1, was a huge success and there have been a lot of requests for us to do something like this again. 343 bottles were created in total and we're so thankful to everyone who purchased a bottle or two. 

It's time to look ahead to the future of the Explorer Series. If you're not sure, the Explorer Series was created as a way for Herrick Creek to source pre-made spirits from abroad that you might not usually find in New Zealand. We don't make the Explorer Series - we import it. 

For 2022, we are lucky enough to have a small release of Bourbon that will be available before year's end. This is the same Wheated Bourbon as ES1 that has been ageing in a small barrel and will be over 4 years old. We can't wait to share that with you later this year. 

For 2023, we don't have anything in the works at the moment. We are hoping to bring in another American spirit, but shipping times and costs are quite high and we are in the process of expanding the distillery. As always, the best place to stay up to date is on Instagram or Facebook.

If you have any suggestions or feedback, please send them through to - I love the feedback, good or bad.

Some things I want to change on future releases include removing any reference to NZ including maps, and to show instead the region that the spirit is from.

Thanks for your continued support, and we can't wait to keep exploring the world of spirits with you! Cheers!

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