Gold Medal – San Francisco World Spirit Competition 2016
"Two Tone refers to the two kinds of cask used for the maturation of this whisky; European oak which formerly held New Zealand red wine and American white oak used exclusively for whisky. Find sea air and caramelised fruits on the nose, followed by red berries, apricot and spice on the palate."
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 name ‘Two Tone’ refers to the two kinds of cask used for maturing this whisky, which is made using selected whiskies barrel aged and blended by Thomson Whisky. The casks are European oak that formerly held New Zealand red wine, and American white oak used exclusively for whiskey. On the nose there is rich caramelised fruit, followed by oak, red fruit and spice on the palate. The infinity symbol on the bottle replaces an age statement and refers to the marriage of casks. This blended cask-finished whisky won Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2016 and Silver Outstanding at the IWSC in 2017."