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For Whiskey to be considered a Bourbon, it must be distilled from at least 51% corn and it must be aged in new, charred oak barrels. Bourbon must be no more than 160 proof, but they prefer to do things like they used to and bottle at an honest 100 proof. Lastly, Bourbon must be aged at least two years without additives of any kind.
Goodnight Bourbon is made from the finest offerings of corn, rye and barley malt. Pure water straight from the Kentucky River is used to cook the grains during the mashing and malting stages. It’s the malt that converts the grains starch into those glorious sugars needed for distillation.
The sugar-laden mash is then pumped into fermentation vessels where the yeast is added. Yeast, known by us as “distiller’s gold,” is what gives their Bourbon its deep amber hues and fragrant notes. They then transfer the mash to a continuous still where it is vaporised at a high temperature, turned back into liquid, and distilled all over again. This creates a succulent mouth-feel without compromising great flavour.
After distillation, they age Goodnight Bourbon in charred, new American oak barrels. That charcoal coating on the inside of their barrels creates those sweet caramel notes and steady spice. They shoot for the highest levels of char possible to get the biggest flavours. Once the barrels are filled, they tuck them away in the rickhouse for six long years. During that time, the spirit develops its bold flavours and a colour the likes of warm auburn.
When the flavours are just right, they craft a specialty, small batch blend from a number of hand-selected barrels. Finally, the Bourbon is finished through a filtration system and put into bottles, ready for drinking.
You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).
You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).
If you need to return an item, simply login to your account, view the order using the 'Complete Orders' link under the My Account menu and click the Return Item(s) button. We'll notify you via e-mail of your refund once we've received and processed the returned item.
Shipping is a flat $7.95 per order to any MAINLAND New Zealand address. Other NZ Island addresses (Waiheke, Stewart etc) are quoted at cost. We do not ship outside of New Zealand. We estimate delivery to be up to 3-4 working days for urban NZ addresses, and up to 5 working days for rural delivery. Offshore islands can take longer still. We are unable to deliver to PO Boxes. Delivery is via NZ Couriers.