NZ gold medal winning Rogue Society Gin launches in Australia

Rogue Society, a highly regarded and versatile artisan dry gin coming out of New Zealand, has recently made it’s Australian debut, travelling across the ditch to bring the ever-growing domestic market something refreshingly classic yet modernised for contemporary trends. “It was about creating a gin from the bottom of the world that turns tradition upside […]

Rogue Society putting the tang in artisan gin

Canterbury-based gin producer Rogue Society is shaking up the premium liquor market. Co-founder Daniel McLaughlin weighs in on how important product design is in this competitive retail industry. Rogue Society Gin is a super-premium gin from the bottom of the world. We launched just under three years ago, after two years of development. We’ve always had a […]

Hi-Spirits to distribute New Zealand’s Scapegrace Gin

Distilled by Rogue Society Distilling Co, Scapegrace is made from spring water sourced from the country’s Southern Alps and 12 botanicals from around the world. Its name is a traditional word for rogue or rascal, and incorporates gin’s “murky history” with a black-tinted bottle – a shape based on an antique genever bottle. Hi-Spirits managing […]

Tasting Navy Strength Gin In New Zealand

This week we did a tasting of the Navy Strength Gins we have. Since they are very strong I would suggest we try this again in a month or so, and possibly do it blind to see if we can replicate these results. The standout was Perry’s Tot, with its bold and punchy character. The […]

Rogue Society in the news

Gin is the hippest tipple right now “…artisan gin distilleries began popping up in the past five years. The trend caught the eye of liquor marketers Mark Neal and Daniel McLaughlin, who, thoughtfully, noticed the need here for new gins. In the three years the pair spent talking to distillers and gin gurus in the […]