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 6 May 2022

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