Gold Medal – San Francisco World Spirit Competition 2016
"Thomson Whisky brings you an update from the barrel. Made from 100% New Zealand grown malted barley, smoked using South Island Peat, and distilled through our copper pot still, it’s our Peated release in its youth. Notes on flavour – iodine, smoke, and sweet vanillins."
drinksbiz Magazine, May 2018
"This New Zealand whisky brand was established by husband and wife team Rachael and Mathew Thomson in 2010. With a new distillery now in operation in Riverhead, north west of central Auckland, they blend whiskies and distil single malt using a hand-beaten copper pot still and New Zealand grown and malted barley. The Thomsons age their whiskies in a range of casks including ex-bourbon barrels, New Zealand red wine casks and some miniatures.
The New Zealand-grown malted barley used in this whisky is smoked using South Island peat, for an additional local touch. The whisky is distilled through a copper pot still and bottled in its youth, as “an update from the barrel”. The lifted aroma has hints of smoke while on the palate there is iodine, smoke, and sweet vanillins. It is among Thomson’s award-winning range, taking Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2016 and Silver at the IWSC