New Zealand Gin Distillers List- updated December 2022

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 28 December 2022

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