"Ever since I was really little, I have dreamed big dreams. It's nice to imagine what could be, and leave it at that. But I've never been that sort of dreamer. I've always wanted to take one of my dreams, find just the right one-and turn it into something real."
The Spirit of Cardrona is the story of how former dairy-farmer Desiree Reid-Whitaker and her husband Ash took a risk to realise a dream of setting up a world-class distillery. Their quest to produce a single-malt whisky that would compete with the best whiskies in the world is classic story of Kiwi persistence, sacrifice and self-made success. It's also a modern-day tale of living off the land in the high-country.