New Zealand Gin Distillers List

The Kiwis are a long way from most places, and I think that’s fostered their self-reliance, global world view, and a pursuit of excellence in pretty much everything. 

At the time of writing this list in 2017 there about 50 gin distilleries in New Zealand with many more coming emerging small batch operations, now over 75!

In March 2019, I had the honour of being a guest international judge at their inaugural craft spirits awards in Wellington- you can read about that experience and the winners here.

Here’s a list of the current distillers, note the makers may have released multiple gin labels, so this list does not include every release available.

Want to learn more about New Zealand gins? Checkout my October 2019 feature article in Gourmet Traveller Wine magazine.

Updated 31 May 2021

  1. 1st Cut Gin, Nelson
  2. 1919 Distillery Gin, Auckland
  3. Ariki Gin, Auckland
  4. Armada Spirits, Bay of Plenty
  5. Aurora Distillery Gin, Wellington
  6. Batch10 Spirits, Puhoi
  7. Blenheim Bay Gin, Blenheim
  8. Black Robin Gin, Auckland
  9. Black Collar Distillery, Bay of Islands
  10. Black Wolf Gin, new! 
  11. Blush Gin, Albany
  12. Broken Heart Gin, Queenstown
  13. Bureaucrats Gin, Wellington
  14. CarbonSix Distillery, Auckland
  15. Cardona, Cardona, South Island
  16. Christie’s Crisp Gin, New Zealand (no website)
  17. Coromandel Distilling, Thames  – new!
  18. Concept Bespoke Distilling, Christchurch
  19. Curiosity Gin,Christchurch
  20. Dancing Sands Distillery, Takaka
  21. Dellows Distillery, Waiheke
  22. Denzian Urban Distillery, Wellington
  23. Dr Beak Gin, Martinborough
  24. Dunedin Craft Distillers, Dunedin
  25. Elementals Spirits, Malborough
  26. Enceladus Distilling Co new! 
  27. First Cut, Nelson
  28. Forth Luck Distillers, Canterbury – new!
  29. Gin and Bare it Gin, Central Otago
  30. Grey Lynn Gin, Grey Lynn – new!
  31. Good George Brewing, Hamilton– new! 
  32. Golden Bay Distillery, Golden Bay
  33. Gully Creek Distillery, TBA  – new! 
  34. Hastings Distillers, Hastings
  35. Herrick Creek Distillery, Christchurch  – new! 
  36. Hidden World Gin, Auckland
  37. Humdinger Gin, Geraldine
  38. Imagination Gin, Kapiti Coast – new! 
  39. Indiginous Gin, Kapiti
  40. Island Gin, Great Barrier Island
  41. Juno Gin, New Plymouth
  42. Karven Gin, Auckland
  43. Kiwi Spirit, Takaka
  44. Lady H Spirits, Westmere, -new!
  45. Lammermoor Distillery, Ranfurly – new! 
  46. Lavender Hill, Coatesville
  47. Lighthouse Gin, Martinborough
  48. Little Biddy, Reefton
  49. Liquid Alchemy, Nelson
  50. Matakana Moonshine Gin, Matakana
  51. Mahurangi Gin, Waiwera
  52. Mtyffe Distillery, Kaikoura  – new! 
  53. National Distillery Hemp and Adorn Gin, Napier
  54. No. 8 Distillery, Dunedin – new! 
  55. Papaka Road Distillery, Ngunguru
  56. Peaked Distillery, Queenstown – new!
  57. Prenzel Shop Marlborough
  58. Puhoi Organic Distillery, Puhoi
  59. Rogue Society Gin, Auckland
  60. Reid & Reid, Martinborough
  61. Revenge Gin, Auckland
  62. Roaring Forties, Nelson
  63. Rifters Gin, Arrowtown
  64. Riot and Rose, Marlborough
  65. Rose and Twig Gin, Auckland
  66. Sacred Spring Gin, Takaka
  67. Sandymount Distillery, Otago Peninsula
  68. Silhouette Peak Distilling Co, Christchurch – new!
  69. Smoke and Oakum
  70. Solace Gin, made by Kings Liquor
  71. South Gin (out of production)
  72. Southward Distilling Small Batch gin, Wellington
  73. Squealing Pig Wines, South Island
  74. Sundown Gin, Auckland
  75. Taupo Distilling Company, Taupo – new!
  76. Thomsons Victor Gin , Ricverhead
  77. The Bond Store Gin (Koakoa), Kāpiti Coast
  78. The Source Gin, Cardrona
  79. The Vicar’s Son Gin
  80. TeKiwi Unique Gin, Takaka
  81. Twelfth House Distillery, new! 
  82. Vaione Gin, Auckland
  83. Victor Gins Riverhead
  84. Waitoki Washhouse Distillery, Waitoki
  85. Waiwera Mahurangi Gin, Waiwera
  86. Wild Diamond Gin, Wanaka