Craft spirits on the rise in New Zealand

The worldwide craft beer phenomenon has paved the way for craft spirits. With a boom in premium products overseas, from Japanese whiskies to British gins, trailblazing Kiwi distillers are taking inspiration from the land, forging alcohol with ingredients such as manuka and homegrown malted barley – creating a taste that is uniquely New Zealand. We explore some of the country’s best multi-award […]

Dancing Sands toasts success from Kiwi products

American distiller Ben Bonoma  and his British wife Sarah are on a mission to make New Zealand famous around the world for its gin. They bought existing distillery equipment and now make around 200 bottles a day of Dancing Sands Vodka, Sacred Spring Dry Gin and barrel-aged gin. After launching to market early last year, the entrepreneurs are […]