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 […]

Foley Family Wines buys Lighthouse Gin brand

Foley Family Wines [NZX: FFW], majority owned by American businessman and vineyard owner Bill Foley, has bought the Lighthouse Gin brand for an undisclosed amount. Lighthouse is made by Greytown-based boutique distillery Greytown Fine Distillates, was founded in 2007 by Neil Catherall, who will act as a consultant to Foley Family Wines. Read more:

The genie behind Lighthouse Gin

The Lighthouse trio started out with a still built from old apple-juicing equipment that made five litres at a time. They soon moved on to a still that made 25 litres. Eventually, Catherall designed his own copper still capable of making 200 litres of gin and had it made locally by 2K Design & Manufacturing […]