Just in time for Spring and after multiple delays due to Covid, we’ve finally launched Batch No. 2 of Waitoki Gin! This follows our inaugural sold-out release in June and caps off some busy months for us, having also collected a silver medal in the 2020 NZ Spirit Awards in August.

Steve’s been working on the recipe for a few years so it’s pretty humbling to see a passion project come to life and then to sell out so quickly. Plus get an award on top of that. It’s been great to be able to share our gin with more people, and hear their feedback.

But we won’t stop there! The next few months will be just as busy as we’ll be releasing 200ml bottles of the gin and another recipe, plus we’ll be kicking off a refill program for locals shortly!

If you’re looking for a summer serving suggestion, the bold citrus flavour of the Waitoki Washhouse Gin lends itself to being paired with a fresh tonic such as East Imperial Tonic Water or soda water and garnished with a sprig of thyme. Come winter, opt for a stick of cinnamon.