New Zealand Whisky | Corn, Wheat, Barley | Made in Christchurch – Herrick Creek Distillery

New Zealand Whisky

 

 Herrick Creek Whisky

We're focusing on three main styles of whisky:
1. A Bourbon-style spirit using classic Bourbon mash bills and ageing techniques, which includes at least 51% corn.
2. New Zealand Single Malt Whisky, using only malted barley from here in Canterbury! This whisky is a mix of three malted barley variations that is copper pot distilled.
3. Heritage Corn Whisky, which uses different corn varieties and will be very limited, potentially one-off batches. Keep an eye on social channels for more!

 

Heritage Corn 

Each year we're working to cultivate, grow, and harvest heritage corn varieties right here in Canterbury. 
2020/21 - Blue Hopi Corn
A beautiful dark blue, almost black cob that imparted lots of berry notes. Sold out.
2021/22 - Bloody Butcher Corn
A deep red corn that smells very nutty! Look for a 2024 release. 
2023 - Mexican Blue Corn
An imported grain, mashed, distilled, and aged here in Christchurch. 2025 release. 
2023/24 - 
2026 release.

 

Learn More

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Batches
2020
B1 - Dusky Corn/Wheat/Barley Malt - Triple Oak - 9/2020 - SOLD OUT
2021
B9 - Smoked Single Malt - ex-Corn American Oak - 3/2021 - SOLD OUT
B10 - Dusky Corn/Wheat/Barley(inc. Manuka) - New American Oak - 8/2021 - SOLD OUT
B13 - Waimak Blue Blue Corn & Malt Barley - New American Oak - 10/2021 - SOLD OUT
2022
B17 - Corn/Wheat/Barley Malt - New American Oak & Maple Barrel - 3/2022
B15 - Single Malt - ex-Bourbon barrel - 8/22
B24 - Bloody Butcher & Malt Barley - New European Oak - 10/2022
B26 - 100% Corn - New American Oak - 12/2022
2023
B27 - 100% Corn - ex-Rye American Oak - 2/23
B29 - Corn/Wheat/Barley/Rye - New French Oak - 4/23
B30 - Corn/Wheat/Barley - ex-Rye American Oak - 6/23
B34 - 100% Blue Corn - New French Oak - 9/23
B37 - 100% Corn - New American Oak - 10/23
B38 - 100% Corn - New American Oak - 10/23
B41 - Single Malt - ex-Dusky Barrel - 11/23
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New Zealand Whisky - Defined
As of February 2021, the Distilled Spirits of Aotearoa group has agreed on and implemented guidelines for the definition of what New Zealand Whisky and New Zealand Single Malt Whisky can be. Read more here > https://distilledspiritsaotearoa.org.nz/nz-whisky-definition/