This exclusive experience will further your whisky tasting skills, while providing you with deep insight into Whisky maturation. You will be hosted by a passionate, expert member of our distillery team.
Our time will focus deeply upon warehousing and maturation.
You will have the special privilege of tasting spirit directly from cask, and then selecting and personally hand-filling your own exclusive bottle of single cask Cardrona Single Malt Whisky (worth $200), from a choice of three exceptional casks preselected from our stocks.
We will explore the impact temperature, foods and texture have on the Whisky drinking experience.
Our water is drawn from Alvin’s well, named after Desiree’s father who built the well. Alvin’s well is fed by the flanks of Mount Cardrona itself. The water is sweet and plentiful – the first ingredient in making great spirits.
The King of Grains - Cardrona’s barley is grown on the rich Canterbury plains, and then malted to Cardrona’s exacting standards. The malted barley is milled on site at Cardrona and then combined with Cardrona water in a Forsyth lauter mash tun.
The wort is slowly drawn off where the final ingredient, distiller’s yeast is added, and the magic of fermentation begins. From these early stages the distillery and the landscape stamp its character permanently into the spirit. Our fermentation is long, more than 70 hours, allowing the spirit's character to develop fully formed, before being captured in Cardrona's curiously small copper pot stills.
Classic cocktails with a Cardrona twist. Simple to make at home to enjoy an elegant tipple with friends.View All