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 there about 50 gin distilleries in New Zealand with many more coming emerging small batch operations.

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? Checkout my October 2019 feature article in Gourmet Traveller Wine magazine.

Updated 8 February 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. Blush Gin, Albany
  11. Broken Heart Gin, Queenstown
  12. Bureaucrats Gin, Wellington
  13. CarbonSix Distillery, Auckland
  14. Cardona, Cardona, South Island
  15. Christie’s Crisp Gin, New Zealand (no website)
  16. Concept Bespoke Distilling, Christchurch
  17. Curiosity Gin,Christchurch
  18. Dancing Sands Distillery, Takaka
  19. Dellows Distillery, Waiheke
  20. Denzian Urban Distillery, Wellington
  21. Dr Beak Gin, Martinborough
  22. Elementals Spirits, Malborough
  23. First Cut, Nelson
  24. Gin and Bare it Gin, Central Otago
  25. Golden Bay Distillery, Golden Bay
  26. Hastings Distillers, Hastings
  27. Hidden World Gin, Auckland
  28. Humdinger Gin, Geraldine
  29. Indiginous Gin, Kapiti
  30. Island Gin, Great Barrier Island
  31. Juno Gin, New Plymouth
  32. Karven Gin, Auckland
  33. Kiwi Spirit, Takaka
  34. Lavender Hill, Coatesville
  35. Lighthouse Gin, Martinborough
  36. Little Biddy, Reefton
  37. Liquid Alchemy, Nelson
  38. Matakana Moonshine Gin, Matakana
  39. Mahurangi Gin, Waiwera
  40. National Distillery Hemp and Adorn Gin, Napier
  41. Papaka Road Distillery, Ngunguru
  42. Prenzel Shop Marlborough
  43. Puhoi Organic Distillery, Puhoi
  44. Rogue Society Gin, Auckland
  45. Reid & Reid, Martinborough
  46. Revenge Gin, Auckland
  47. Roaring Forties, Nelson
  48. Rifters Gin, Arrowtown
  49. Riot and Rose, Marlborough
  50. Sacred Spring Gin, Takaka
  51. Sandymount Distillery, Otago Peninsula
  52. Smoke and Oakum
  53. Solace Gin, made by Kings Liquor
  54. South Gin (out of production)
  55. Southward Distilling Small Batch gin, Wellington
  56. Squealing Pig Wines, South Island
  57. Sundown Gin, Auckland
  58. Thomsons Victor Gin , Ricverhead
  59. The Bond Store Gin (Koakoa), Kāpiti Coast
  60. The Source Gin, Cardrona
  61. The Vicar’s Son Gin
  62. TeKiwi Unique Gin, Takaka
  63. Vaione Gin, Auckland
  64. Victor Gins Riverhead
  65. Waitoki Washhouse Distillery, Waitoki
  66. Waiwera Mahurangi Gin, Waiwera
  67. Wild Diamond Gin, Wanaka

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