From 1pm Friday 26 October 2018, The NZ Whisky Collection will be using PledgeMe to raise up to $2,000,000 to fit out a distillery and expand production in a new bonded warehouse. Shares are $1 with a minimum $500 investment.The NZ Whisky Collection General Manager, Grant Finn said the company has a secured a long-term lease on the former Northern Hotel in Oamaru. “With the tremendous support of the Hynds Group we are set to move to The Northern Hotel and warehouse on the corner of Wansbeck and Tyne Street in Oamaru. We will fit out a new bonded warehouse space in Oamaru to house the increased number of whisky casks maturing by the seaside. We plan to put the bonded warehouse in the rear, which will potentially allow us to move our Cellar Door and tasting experience to the beautiful old front bar.”“Additionally, we have signed a strategic partnership with Dunedin’s award-winning Speight’s the largest brewer in the South Island. Speight’s will supply us with ‘wash’. the base for all single malt whisky. Wash is a rich, sweet, flat beer without any hops added for bitterness. Speights dedicated brewing team are ideal partners and have been terrific to work with developing our wash recipes. Speight’s can produce the 500,000 litres of wash we need annually at a consistent high quality. Which allows us to focus on distilling great single malt whisky,” Grant said.The NZ Whisky Collection has purchased new stills, which are due to arrive in November 2018 with the distillery planning to have its first production before Christmas.