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

Updated 26 October 2020

  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. Curiosity Gin,Christchurch
  17. Dancing Sands Distillery, Takaka
  18. Dellows Distillery, Waiheke
  19. Denzian Urban Distillery, Wellington
  20. Dr Beak Gin, Martinborough
  21. Elementals Spirits, Malborough
  22. First Cut, Nelson
  23. Gin and Bare it Gin, Central Otago
  24. Golden Bay Distillery, Golden Bay
  25. Hastings Distillers, Hastings
  26. Hidden World Gin, Auckland
  27. Indiginous Gin, Kapiti
  28. Island Gin, Great Barrier Island
  29. Juno Gin, New Plymouth
  30. Karven Gin, Auckland
  31. Kiwi Spirit, Takaka
  32. Lavender Hill, Coatesville
  33. Lighthouse Gin, Martinborough
  34. Little Biddy, Reefton
  35. Liquid Alchemy, Nelson
  36. Matakana Moonshine Gin, Matakana
  37. Mahurangi Gin, Waiwera
  38. National Distillery Hemp and Adorn Gin, Napier
  39. Prenzel Shop Marlborough
  40. Puhoi Organic Distillery, Puhoi
  41. Rogue Society Gin, Auckland
  42. Reid & Reid, Martinborough
  43. Revenge Gin, Auckland
  44. Roaring Forties, Nelson
  45. Rifters Gin, Arrowtown
  46. Riot and Rose, Marlborough
  47. Sacred Spring Gin, Takaka
  48. Smoke and Oakum
  49. Solace Gin, made by Kings Liquor
  50. South Gin (out of production)
  51. Southward Distilling Small Batch gin, Wellington
  52. Squealing Pig Wines, South Island
  53. Sundown Gin, Auckland
  54. Thomsons Victor Gin , Ricverhead
  55. The Bond Store Gin (Koakoa), Kāpiti Coast
  56. The Source Gin, Cardrona
  57. The Vicar’s Son Gin
  58. TeKiwi Unique Gin, Takaka
  59. Vaione Gin, Auckland
  60. Victor Gins Riverhead
  61. Waitoki Washhouse Distillery, Waitoki
  62. Waiwera Mahurangi Gin, Waiwera
  63. Wild Diamond Gin, Wanaka

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