Welcome to Special Reserve , Single Malt Whisky!


Our whisky begins with natural spring water sourced from right here on Lammermoor Station.

Our home grown Organic Barley is also used in our Whisky.

Our whisky is aged in locally sourced  Central Otago Pinot Barrels which are made of French oak!

Our climatic conditions are dramatic and this encourages Whisky to breath in the wood depending on the weather!  On a hot day the wood expands allowing the whisky to breathe more, whilst on a cold day it contracts.  This all helps in the ageing process of our whisky!

This Whisky has fabulous colour and maturity for its youthfulness, but  our extreme hot and cold climate accentuate and in fact accelerate these complex processes.

Once again this is a limited bottling!

All bottles are individually numbered!

NOSE - hints of sweet caramel with hints of toffee in a lightly peaty fruity surround!

TASTE- smooth and sweet up front with hints of caramels building across the palette to release a fruity luscious lightly peated malt!


Lammermoor Whisky

Relinquished “spring laden” water, high on the Lammermoor’s,

Begins its profound journey, to the valley floor’s,

Cascading Aqua tumbles through “silver tussocks” and matagouri,

Brookside burn”, has the rightful contour to carry,

The crystal clear liquid enters the Distillery of sort

Nearly captured, but never caught,

Consummated marriage, with Barley and yeast,

Commences its process, to tame this beast,

Distilling the amber spirit awakens each dawn

Water of life” is soon to be born,

Port bloodied barrels, steadfast in anticipation,

The “new make” inaugurates its maturation.

Climatic seasons unfold, yielding the aromatic flavor,

Judicious connoisseurs, gratefully savor

Unleashed and enjoyed, the golden glow is set free

Lammermoor Whisky, distilled illegally, since 1863





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Bronwyn M.
New Zealand

Whiskey special reserve

Bought for my husband as a gift. He has an extensive collection and is finding this unique in its flavour and its taste. Great presentation and very enjoyable. Loves the gin even more

Jan B.
New Zealand New Zealand

Lammermoor whiskey

Beautiful product, excellent service and delivery time.

Ben M.
New Zealand New Zealand

Lammermoor special reserve

This expression shows great promise for those yet to come.

Deb B.
New Zealand New Zealand


Bought some whiskey & gin for Christmas presents, arrived really quickly & v well packaged so in one piece which was great. Lovely looking bottles & buddies chuffed with their presents.. yet to hear feedback re taste test.. hopefully I get a taster too! Deb

Brian M.
New Zealand New Zealand

Young, with promise

Supporting New Zealand enterprise by buying local is not so easy when it comes to buying whisky! Unsurprisingly, an online offer from a new whisky distillery was one not to be ignored and this Christmas malt whisky is the Lammermoor Special Reserve. Lammermoor Station in Central Otago was a landmark destination for gold miners, prospectors and other hardy souls during the 1860s, and Lammermoor Range illegally distilled ‘moonshine’ back then for all those who travelled the Dunstan Trail. Re-born in 2017, Lammermoor is the ultimate farm distillery, crafting whisky “from paddock to bottle, from grain to glass.” They are one of the few distilleries to grow their own grain; malt, mash, ferment, distil and mature on site. The barley is grown on the Station, the peat is dug up from the ground, fresh spring water runs from the hills and the French oak barrels are sourced from local Central Otago vineyards. Even the spent grains from the distillery are recycled, feeding a herd of spoilt Berkshire heritage pigs! Now, for the first New Zealand whisky we have reviewed in a very long time, from an individually-numbered bottle of this limited Special Reserve … Appearance: Dark golden honey colour. Nose: A young whisky, influenced by the pinot noir cask, with hints of sweet caramel and toffee in a lightly-peated fruity surround. Palate: Sweetness up front, with hints of caramel building across the palate, releasing a fruity, lightly-peated malt. Then slightly peppery, fading to sweet honey. Finish: Medium-long for such a youthful whisky; pepperiness fading slowly to a nice honey-sweet end. Conclusion: A welcome addition to New Zealand’s resurgent whisky distilleries; we look forward to future, longer-matured editions. Support local! Bottle #406 from Batch 002, bottled 6.7.2021, 700ml, 46% ABV, $145 plus postage directly from Lammermoor Distillery.