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 1 May 2023

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