Judged Best In Class in the New Zealand Category, SERIS 1 by Waiheke Whisky is named after the famous map of Al Idrisi and its place in the history of the word Sherry.
Made from lightly-peated New Zealand malt, double distilled in copper pot stills. First maturation in American oak wine barrels which have been shaved, toasted and re-charred (STR) giving a floral which leaps from the glass.
Finishing in PX Apera (Australian Sherry) casks helps to develop glazed orange peel, citrus, spiced apple and sandalwood notes.
The palate is rich and mouth-coating with notes of butterscotch, raisins, fruit cake, cereal and a touch of peat, complimented with a savoury spice finish.