Buy Whisky Online in NZ

Looking to buy whisky, but not sure what to try? The local team at Wine Divine are here to help. From our online store we can ship whisky anywhere in New Zealand, right to your door. We stock the popular Scotch whiskies you know and love, whiskies from around the world, as well as locally made New Zealand whiskies. Whether you like your whisky rich and fruity, sweet and floral, or robust and peated, we can recommend a whisky to suit you.

Buy Whisky Online in NZ

New Zealand Whisky Delivery

Under the current COVID-19 guidelines and regulations, you can still buy a bottle of whisky online in NZ. We process and distribute all orders made before 11 am for next day delivery. Our Christchurch based warehouse and dispatch team have strict hygiene checks and measures in place to protect our staff and to ensure whisky orders are processed safely. We offer contactless delivery for all whisky orders purchased online.

What kind of whisky should I buy?

There is a whisky out there to suit everyone. One of the reasons whisky is such a popular drink is because within the world of whisky there are such a wide range of flavours. One of the challenges can be choosing a whisky you like, and once you’ve found one, deciding which whisky to try next?

Scotch Whisky

Scotch Whisky

Scotland is the most famous whisky making country, and it’s divided into whisky making regions. Each Scotch Whisky region has its own unique characteristics, helping you find your new favourite whisky.

Highland Scotch Whisky

The Highland whisky region of Scotland is the largest, and you’ll find a wide variety of flavours within the whisky made here. Typical flavours found in Highland Scotch whiskies are slightly sweet oak, cereal like malt, vanilla, and a dry nuttiness. Classic examples of Highland Scotch whiskies are Glen Garioch, Deanston, Macallan or anCnoc.

Speyside Scotch Whisky

The Speyside region has been the heart of malt-whisky production for a long time, and has a very high concentration of whisky distilleries. There is no one Speyside style of whisky, but you’ll typically find fruity and spicy flavours of vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and honey. Speyside whiskies that use sherry or port barrels will have very rich flavours of raisin, dates, or rich stone fruit. If you want to try a Speyside single malt whisky, try Knockando, Cardhu, Glen Grant or Cragganmore.

Lowland Scotch Whisky

The area of Scotland closest to England, Lowland Scotch whiskies tend to be quite light, fragrant and floral. If you’re new to whisky and aren’t sure where to start, a Lowland Scotch whisky is a great introduction. Flavours like heather, honey, green apple are typically found in Lowland whiskies. Try Auchentoshan 12 year old, or Auchentoshan American Oak for a great Lowland whisky.

Islay Scotch Whisky

Islay Scotch Whisky

Scotch whiskies from Islay are famous for peat and smoke. It’s said Islay Single Malt Whisky takes on the rough, stormy characteristics from the weather and local surroundings. Not for the faint hearted, Islay whiskies can taste earthy, salty, like soot and smoke with a touch of sweetness. For a great Islay single malt whisky try Laphroaig, Bowmore,Finlaggan, or the Ileach.

The Islands Scotch Whisky

This is how Single Malt Scotch Whisky that doesn’t fit into the other categories are labelled. Scotland is surrounded by a number of islands, and most of them have a Scotch whisky distillery or two. Within Scotch whisky from the Islands you’ll find a wide range of flavours from smoky to sweet. Island single malt Scotch whiskies include Scapa, Ledaig, Arran, and Talisker.

Blended Scotch Whisky

Blended Scotch whisky is simply a number of whiskies produced at different distilleries blended together to create a more layered, complex flavour. Of all the Scotch whisky produced, most of it goes into making blended Scotch whisky. Famous examples of blended Scotch whiskies are Johnnie Walker, Teachers, Chivas Regal, and Islay Mist.

Irish Whiskey

Compared to Scotch whiskies, Irish whiskies tend to be lighter, sweeter, more fragrant and floral. This is because Irish whiskies are triple distilled, and the extra step in the whiskey making process removes more of the impurities and robust whiskey flavours. You’ll find a great selection of Irish whiskies available to order on our website, and we can ship anywhere in New Zealand. For a great Irish whiskey try The Irishman, Writer’s Tears, Silkie Irish Whiskey or Teeling.

New Zealand Whisky

New Zealand Whisky

With the increasing popularity of whisky around the world, New Zealand whisky has become the new trendy drink in the market. There are more New Zealand distilleries than ever before and we expect good things from the New Zealand whisky industry. Made in Auckland, you can try Thomson Single Malt New Zealand Whisky. Divergence Single Malt Whisky is made right here in Christchurch. Wine Divine is proud to support our local New Zealand whisky industry.

American Bourbon Whiskey

While Irish or Scotch whisky is usually made with malted barley, American whiskeys like Bourbon are made using corn and rye. The different grains give Bourbon a much lighter, sweeter flavour, packed with vanilla, and honey. American Rye whiskies have lots of zesty, spicy, sometimes slightly dusty flavours that are just delicious. Want to try a Bourbon or American Rye whiskey? You might like Basil Hayden’s Kentucky Bourbon, Maker’s Mark, Willett Pot Still Reserve Bourbon, or Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Rye. Order your whisky online from Wine Divine today, there’s something for everyone!