Pinot Barrel Sloe Back In Stock!

Hurrah!! Our ever-popular Pinot Barrel Sloe is back in stock for all customers 😀

The new batch is fruity and delicious as always. A great Winter Warmer for those chilly days and evenings we are experiencing.

Pinot Barrel Sloe Gin

Pinot Barrel Sloe Out of Stock

Hey everyone, sorry but our ever-popular Pinot Barrel Sloe is just gone out of stock for online orders☹️

Never fear though, there is a new batch in the barrel, only about a month away from being ready. We also have new Sloes on the way from the UK, which should arrive any day now, so more will be going down soon!!

You can of course back-order on the website and there are a couple of bottles still available at the distillery shop if you are visiting!

Sorry again! Growing pains!!

Pinot Barrel Sloe Gin

Gindulgence Wellington

New Zealand Gin-naissance!

I was on the radio today! On the National Program – Nine to noon show, talking about the New Zealand Gin-naissance and how we make our  Curiosity Gins.

Click on the link below to listen if you missed it, hopefully you will find it interesting!!

https://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/ninetonoon/audio/2018664848/nz-s-gin-naissance

GOLD for Curiosity Negroni Special!

GOLD for Curiosity Negroni Special!

Great news! Our Negroni Special won a Gold Medal at this year’s prestigious San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

Recipe #23 and Pinot Barrel Sloe also picked up Bronze medals giving Curiosity Gin an exciting Medal Haul for 2018.

New Zealand’s First Sloe Gin!

Our Pinot Barrel Sloe is a strictly limited single batch. Made the traditional way, we brought from the UK the finest Sloe Berries available and steeped them in Curiosity Gin for several months in a barrel that was previously used to age Otago Pinot Noir. Sweetened with natural sugar before bottling, the resulting liqueur is a luscious red colour and exhibits the smooth and slightly bitter, intense sweet fruit flavours of a classic Sloe Gin with an added back note of the fruity Otago Pinot from the barrel in which it was made. his is New Zealand’s first and only Sloe Gin (as far as we know anyway!) and only 274 bottles were available from this one and only barrel.

Serving Suggestions: Fabulous in a long drink with Tonic, as a Sloe Gin Fizz or with Champagne as a Sloe Gin Royale it’s the perfect drink for a Kiwi summer

Founders Celebrate First Anniversary

Founders Meeting on 1st Anniversary

On Friday the four founders of The Spirits Workshop (Antony, Rod, Bernard and Sam) got together to discuss and celebrate the first year of operation. It was a fun evening looking back at some of the achievements of the past 12 months;
– releasing two gins and a vodka
– building a great stock of ageing whisky barrels
– winning a Gold, two Silvers and a Bronze at international competitions
– Selling our first private whisky cask
– making our first export order

and looking forward to the next twelve months and the things we have planned;
– release two more new gins before Christmas
– add the first “special” barrels to our whisky ageing program
– more than double the volume of whisky ageing
– to set up and run New Zealand’s first gin festival
– expand our distribution in New Zealand and export markets

And of course continuing to have fun and make fabulous spirits!