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In 1872 London, little did John Dore Still Makers know that their finest produced, one day, would end up in the ‘utter most ends of the earth’ in New Zealand, historically producing some of New Zealand‘s finest single malt whiskies.

This type of traditional John Dore hand beaten Copper Pot Still is famous for bringing together the heavy, oily, robustness of the local malted barley and enhancing the sweetness and aroma of the new made spirit.

The perfect alignment of still maker, master distiller with unique vision of Ol’ John Fitzpatrick and not the ‘need’ but the ‘want’ to produce the distinctively rich, warm fruity, full bodied character of Kaiapoi Whisky.