Waiheke Whisky Dyad Single Malt Whisky

  • Single Malt
  • New Zealand, 700ml

This award-winning Dyad single malt has been finished in ex-Chardonnay wine barrels resulting in inviting aromas of melting butter and oak which blends with sherbet lemons and honey. On the palate, more umami flavours with sweet miso, lemon and butter. A deliciously smooth, oily mouthfeel and a long finish of toasted hazelnuts, bready malt and our trademark salinity.

  • Distillery: Waiheke Whisky
  • Type: Single Malt Whisky
  • Region: Waiheke Island, New Zealand 
  • Alcohol: 46% 
  • Volume: 700ml
  • Other: Chardonnay Barrel Finish
  • Goes with: Neat or over ice

Dyad, Waiheke Whisky's first release in the wine barrel finish range, has been recognised for its excellence with gold medals at both the Drammys and the NZ Spirit Awards. Bottled at 7 years old, this whisky showcases the talents of Waiheke Whisky's head distiller, Patrick Newton, who has been named New Zealand Winemaker of the Year on three occasions.

Predominantly aged in ex-Bourbon, this whisky has been finished for two years in an ex-Mudbrick French Oak Chardonnay barrel. The barrel was a wet fill; meaning the Chardonnay wine is removed and the whisky is introduced almost immediately to prevent contamination. This is a truly interesting whisky, with real New Zealand character, non chill filtered, no added colour and it even has a screw cap! If you are interested in adding unique, complex whiskies to your collection, this is the perfect choice for you.

This award-winning Chardonnay Barrel Finished NZ single malt whisky comes in a stylish gift box and makes a great NZ whisky gift for someone special or corporate gift. Buy here in our local NZ online liquor store, we deliver nationwide.

Over 10 years, using just 3 ingredients, the Waiheke Whisky team have produced award winning whisky from beautiful Waiheke Island. 


The Waiheke Whisky Distillery truly came to life in 2010, thanks to the invaluable guidance of Tony Denny. As the former chief brewer for Lion Nathan, Tony brought with him a wealth of expertise, teaching the Waiheke Whisky team the art of mashing and the secrets to a perfect ferment. Having Tony on the team has been an extraordinary stroke of luck, and his influence continues to inspire the team every day. 


Meet Richard Evatt, Waiheke Whisky's dedicated beekeeper and production manager, who dives into his work with enthusiasm, like raking a mash with passion. Richard and Mark embarked on the Waiheke Whisky journey together, infusing the process with practicality and a profound love for nature. Richard's touch adds a special sweetness to everything they do. 


Eric joined the Waiheke Whisky adventure in a moment of serendipity, over a fireside chat about crafting whisky. With a mind that dances between Newton’s principles and Crowley’s mysticism, Eric’s innovative ideas on distillation and design have shaped Waiheke Whisky stills and, ultimately, their distinctive character.


Calling Paddy Newton merely the stillman is an understatement. As a multiple Winemaker of the Year awardee, he is a virtuoso of fermentation and flavour, as well as a forklift maestro. Paddy ensures daily production runs smoothly and maintains impeccable quality control.


Mark always envisioned a distillery on Waiheke, a place to share with friends and create memories. With Ro's unwavering support, that dream has blossomed into a vibrant reality, filling their lives with joy and endless possibilities.

  • Gold - 2023 NZ Spirits Awards
  • Gold - 2022 NZ Whisk(e)y Awards
  • Gold - 2022 NZ Spirits Awards
  • Gold - 2022 The Drammys




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