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. […]

Gin distilleries on the rise in New Zealand, Reid+Reid new kids on the block

Gin is – according to those in the industry – on the up and up in New Zealand. Both Kiwi and international consumers are growing very fond of gin, making it a great industry to delve into. Reid+Reid co-founder Chris Reid said gin was “massive” in the US, Australia and the United States. “New Zealand still hasn’t […]

Time To Drink More Gin In New Zealand

Since starting an Instagram account in the last month I have been sampling more gin. Just for the photos, and flavours of course. I have found this a fun way to share the journey and discovery of gin with others. Check me out at http://instagram.com/ginzealand I want to blog more but find at the end […]

Bombay Sapphire Limited Edition – DUTY FREE FAIL

 Back in May when coming back through duty free at Auckland International Airport I came across a bottle of Bombay Sapphire Limited Edition. At the time Star of Bombay had just been released and it looked very much like this bottle I ended up purchasing. I asked the guy at the duty free store if […]