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