10 of The Best Kiwi-Made Spirits

It’s easy to support local distillers when they handcraft fine spirits, resulting in a sublime drop.

Dancing Sands v5

Dancing Sands Dry Gin

A carefully selected combination of local and traditional botanicals is vapour-distilled in a 700L copper still, preserving its delicate flavours.
A modern dry gin, given a distinctive Golden Bay twist with verdant mānuka leaves. 

Tini Remana v4

Koakoa Tini Remana Gin

Kiwis have been creating classic lemon-based delicacies for decades. Koakoa continues the tradition by showcasing the best of New Zealand citrus with this handcrafted limoncello-style gin, created on the Kāpiti Coast.


Black Collar Rum v2

Black Collar Rum

This Bay of Islands beauty is pot-distilled then aged in oak to give it smoothness with charred wood flavour notes.

Scapegrace v2

Scapegrace Rise Single Malt Whisky

This Central Otago drop is made from New Zealand grain Laureate and aged for five years in Virgin French Oak. A creamy whisky with notes of cinnamon and cloves – and a vanillin finish with a hint of freshly buttered toast.

Blush v3

Blush Boysenberry Gin

Fresh Nelson boysenberries infused with handcrafted New Zealand gin. Tickle the palate by splashing over ice and top with your favourite mixer.

Pokeno v3

Pokeno Discovery Single Malt Whisky

Selected and blended from stock which has been matured in first fill bourbon casks, this Waikato-made whisky is rich and complex with notes of dark chocolate, black forest gateau, cherries, and sweet citrus, giving way to a rich, smooth and long finish.

Rifters v3


Rifters Quartz Gin

Be transported to Central Otago with this botanical gin. Infused with elderberries and mint along with locally foraged wild thyme, mānuka and Douglas fir. Experience eucalypt and citrus high notes with a smooth and long juniper finish. 

Juno v2

Juno Extra Fine Gin

Taranaki-based Juno Extra Fine award-winning gin is created with fresh locally-grown botanicals and is the perfect base for building a delicious cocktail, a classic gin and tonic, or a martini. It pairs well with elderflower, cucumber, lime, and mint. 

The Source v2

The Source Pure Cardrona Gin

A gin forged by the four seasons that blow through the Cardrona Valley in the Southern Alps. Locally foraged rosehip together with juniper, coriander seed, angelica root, lemon, and orange zest, is vapour-distilled into a single malt spirit.

Curiousity v3

Curiosity Gin

Made in Canterbury, Curious Dry is the world’s only gin made using only New Zealand native botanicals to make a perfectly balanced London Dry style gin with a distinctly NZ taste. It delivers a curiously good G&T.