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Once derided as somewhat out of fashion, whisk(e)y, whether it's bourbon, Scotch, rye, Japanese whisky, or more unusual global offerings, has come roaring back in popularity. And as with all things whisky-related, Saikou offers the best bar in Timaru to sip in a dram, with a massive (and comparatively inexpensive) selection of rare bottles from special distilleries.


There is a lot to be gained by learning how to properly appreciate a fine single malt whisky, and here are some tips from the team at Whisky Galore that we think can help you get the most out of your whisky both at home and here at Saikou...

Ask our bar staff about our Whisky Tastings

We are excited to bring your a range of Whisky from all over the globe. Scotland and the Whisky regions Scotch, Speyside, Highland, Islay & Campbeltown, as well as whisky from America, Ireland and Japan...

Whisky or whiskey is a type of distilled alcoholic beverage made from fermented grain mash. Different grains are used for different varieties, including barley, malted barley, rye, malted rye, wheat, buckwheat and corn. Whiskey vs. Whisky: what's the difference?

Ask about our Whisky lockers... You can hire your locker for a year. This is an ideal option, to protect your stash,  guaranteeing your drink is available when you visit Saikou (ideal for limited editions). And drinking your whisky from your locker is far more economical than buying a drink at a time from a bottle over the bar.

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