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