Curious by Nature
Shaped by Tradition
Unencumbered by History

Premium crafted spirits

Your source for premium, hand crafted, distinctively flavoured spirits which are reflective of their New Zealand heritage.

We're a small batch distillery that's distinctly New Zealand

Welcome to The Spirits Workshop.
Your distillery for small batch craft spirits located in Christchurch, New Zealand.

We're a small batch distillery that's distinctly New Zealand

Welcome to the craft distillery workshop for small batch spirits,
in Christchurch, New Zealand.

We’ve crafted gins and whisky from Canterbury malted grain and pure artesian Canterbury water to form the backbone of our spirits.

our story

Founders of Curiosity Gin
The Founders:  Left to right: Bernard, Antony, Sam & Rod
The Spirits Workshop began in late 2015 when four whisky lovers got together and bought a small still, curious to develop distinctly New Zealand spirits.

Our journey is to create, within our workshop, New Zealand’s most celebrated craft spirits. Quality food and beverages are always best enjoyed when there’s a story behind what you’re eating and drinking. We wondered what would it take to deliver our taste of New Zealand to the spirits world?

Yoyo, the original 50 litre pot still was our initial step and for the first three years it produced the first four Curiosity Gins in the range. Yoyo is still in action and in 2019 we acquired a 500 litre still which currently produces all our gin and whisky.

Antony is our Chief Gin Officer, Master Distiller and Managing Director. Stepping out of the corporate world after 20 years, he was able to combine his skills in chemistry, engineering and strategy to lead The Spirits Workshop on its journey.

Curiosity for great flavour is what drives our craft, makes our products unique and delights our customers. Giving a personal story to what we create and sharing the knowledge of how our spirits are crafted is fundamental to our business.


distillery tours

The Spirits Workshop foyer
The Spirits Workshop Distillery Tour is a great way to spend an hour or two. Learn direct from these talented distillers how Whisky and Gin are made, see the stills, soak up the smell of the barrel room and finish with a guided tasting.

All our spirits are available to sample and purchase at the cellar door. Come on in and try the Curiosity Gin Range and our award winning Divergence Single Malt NZ Whisky.

own your own barrel

Your own barrel aged whisky.
Bottled with your name or brand.
Distilled and barrel aged in your own barrel, to our standards
and your preferences. Bottled and personally labelled.
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our history

Designs of Curiosity past

our history

Designs of Curiosity past

featured products

The Latest at The Spirits Workshop

Riverside Market Gin


Find us at @ Riverside

It’s Friday - come and eat at The Riverside Market and grab a cocktail.

Gin outside event


The Cheeky G&T

It’s Friday - come and eat at The Riverside Market and grab a cocktail.

Curiosity Gin Bottle Pinot Sloe


Sloe is back!

We’ve made a new release of the Sloeberry.