Thanks to everyone who came by our stand at the Auckland Food Show. We enjoyed introducing you all to our fabulous Curiosity Gin and hope to see you again next year when we hope to be able to introduce you to our fantastic NZ Single Malt Whisky!
We’ve invented a whole new Whisky! Extremely limited release – only 5 bottles available of this first trial!!
100% New Zealand Single Malt Whisky aged with nothing but toasted and charred Manuka for a unique and truly New Zealand flavour profile!
New make spirit made from 100% Canterbury grown and malted barley, mashed, fermented and double pot still distilled in Christchurch, aged 18 months exclusively on New Zealand native Manuka wood.
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.
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!!
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!!
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
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!