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The Cardrona

Single Malt Whisky

The Cardrona Single Malt Whisky, award winning progress reports of our natural, cask strength celebration of five years in oak. Includes Growing Wings Solera, a marriage of select ex-Oloroso Sherry butts and ex-bourbon barrels brought together. Single cask releases are limited throughout the year.

The Cardrona
Full Flight Solera - AU

Full Flight Solera


Key Ingredients

In Cardrona Spirits


Our water is drawn from Alvin’s well, named after Desiree’s father who built the well. Alvin’s well is fed by the flanks of Mount Cardrona itself. The water is sweet and plentiful – the first ingredient in making great spirits.  


The King of Grains - Cardrona’s barley is grown on the rich Canterbury plains, and then malted to Cardrona’s exacting standards. The malted barley is milled on site at Cardrona and then combined with Cardrona water in a Forsyth lauter mash tun.


The wort is slowly drawn off where the final ingredient, distiller’s yeast is added, and the magic of fermentation begins. From these early stages the distillery and the landscape stamp its character permanently into the spirit. Our fermentation is long, more than 70 hours, allowing the spirit's character to develop fully formed, before being captured in Cardrona's curiously small copper pot stills.

The Cardrona


Classic cocktails with a Cardrona twist. Simple to make at home to enjoy an elegant tipple with friends.

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