New Zealand Gin Distillers List

cropped-img_3725.jpgThe relationship between Australia and New Zealand is an especially close one. Like siblings with love and tease each other, and nothing feels better than beating each other at a sporting match!

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.

The evolution of craft gin has been a recent development for the country, and has been approached with professionalism (after all their wine and beers are world class) and polish, thoughtfully informed by unique local botanicals.

Here’s a list of the current distillers, note the makers may have released multiple gin labels, so this list does not include every single gin available.

For the most part, production is small batch, and availability outside NZ can be a challenge, but I do recommend you seek them out, they offer a distinct and polished gin expression.

In March 2019, I have 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.

Updated 15 May 2019

  1. 1st Cut Gin, Nelson
  2. 1919 Distillery Gin, Auckland
  3. Ariki Gin, Auckland
  4. Blenheim Bay Gin, Blenheim
  5. Black Robin Gin, Auckland
  6. Black Collar Distillery, Bay of Islands
  7. Blush Gin, Albany
  8. Broken Heart Gin, Queenstown
  9. Bureaucrats Gin, Wellington
  10. Cardona, Cardona, South Island
  11. Christie’s Crisp Gin, New Zealand (no website)
  12. Curiosity Gin,Christchurch
  13. Dancing Sands Distillery, Takaka
  14. Dellows Distillery, Waiheke
  15. Denzian Urban Distillery, Wellington
  16. First Cut, Nelson
  17. Hidden World Gin, Auckland
  18. Indiginous Gin, Kapiti
  19. Island Gin, Great Barrier Island
  20. Juno Gin, New Plymouth
  21. Karven Gin, Auckland
  22. Kiwi Spirit, Takaka
  23. Lavender Hill, Coatesville
  24. Lighthouse Gin, Martinborough
  25. Little Biddy, Reefton
  26. Liquid Alchemy, Nelson
  27. Matakana Moonshine Gin, Matakana
  28. Mahurangi Gin, Waiwera
  29. Prenzel Shop Marlborough
  30. Puhoi Organic Distillery, Puhoi
  31. Rogue Society Gin, Auckland
  32. Reid & Reid, Martinborough
  33. Revenge Gin, Auckland
  34. Roaring Forties, Nelson
  35. Riot and Rose, Marlborough
  36. Sacred Spring Gin, Takaka
  37. Smoke and Oakum
  38. South Gin (out of production)
  39. Sundown Gin, Auckland
  40. Thomsons Victor Gin , Ricverhead
  41. The Source Gin, Cardrona
  42. TeKiwi Unique Gin, Takaka
  43. Vaione Gin, Auckland
  44. Waiwera Mahurangi Gin, Waiwera
  45. Wild Diamond Gin, Wanaka


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