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