GINdulgence – New Zealand’s Gin Festival

Welcome to GINdugence, New Zealand’s first Gin Festival! The festival features a line-up of New Zealand’s leading gin producers along with international craft gins, gin tastings, complemented beautifully by the festival official tonic Strangelove, live gin discussions, a range of Christchurch’s favourite food vendors and live music throughout the day. Come and enjoy the atmosphere and […]

NZ Gin Month 2018

We are called Gin Zealand. We love NZ Gin. As part of promoting NZ Gin we have decided that February in New Zealand is the best month to drink NZ Gin. Therefore we are going to spend the whole month promoting NZ Gin. #NZGinMonth The main focus will be posting a different NZ Gin on […]

10 Must Try New Zealand Gins for 2018

You’ve probably heard Gin is the next new thing. People are comparing it to Craft Beer. It’s massive in London and exploding across the UK. Right next door we have Melbourne which has its own Gin Festival – Junipalooza. So what about New Zealand? Did you know that there are currently 68 different Gins produced […]

Reefton Distilling Co. Crowdfunding With Snowball Effect

The following is from the Snowball Effect Crowdfunding Offer. Our gin will use our neutral spirit infused with botanicals and aromatics featuring both traditional gin flavours (juniper, citrus, orris root, liquorice root) and local botanicals (horopito, manuka, kanuka, kawakawa, lemonwood, ti kouka root, watercress, and harakeke flower) to produce a genuinely unique product reflecting the […]

Craft gin distillery another business for Hastings hospitality hub

Big plans are afoot for the opening of a craft gin distillery in the heart of Hastings CBD – thought to be the first of its kind in the region. By spring wine industry veterans Kate Galloway and David Ramonteu hope to open Hastings Distillers on a corner site in the city’s growing hub of […]

West Coast Gin on the way from new Reefton distillery

A new business is looking to turn pure West Coast rainwater into gin, liqueurs and eventually whisky. Reefton Distilling Co. will open its doors next year in the West Coast town that shares its name, co-founders Patsy Bass and Sean Whitaker said. While starting at the smaller end of the scale, head distiller Whitaker said Reefton was the perfect place to […]

Jane Walkenhorst turns her love of gin into artisan business Riot & Rose

Riot & Rose’s first bottles hit the shelves in March and already the brand has gained momentum nationwide and piqued interest overseas. A Marlborough craft gin company which set out to replace “stuffy” rules of how gin should be consumed, with modern vibrancy and fun, has proved a hit with gin drinkers around the country. […]

Pickering’s marks Edinburgh Military Tattoo with new gin

Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Gin is made with the base of Pickering’s along with four additional Scottish botanicals – heather, Scots pine, bog myrtle and milk thistle. “Our partnership with The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo has opened opportunities in Australia and New Zealand and Asia is also in the offing. We hope our collectable half bottle will delight […]