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Location: 10 Smith Street, Reefton 7830 (before moving on to our distillery site)
Reefton Distilling Co. creates a range of international award winning spirits.
Learn about our Reefton Distilling Co. history, the story of our Founder and why we established a distillery in the Tai Poutini West Coast rainforest. You will relax in the Lounge at our Cellar Door and original distillery, in the historic Haralds General Store and get a glimpse of where our story began and the 380L column still that created our international award-winning spirits until September 2022. This still has now been been turned into a time capsule, which will be opened at our 100 year anniversary in 2117.
You will enjoy a complimentary tasting of a selection of our products and have an opportunity to shop in our retail store before self-driving - 2km – to our new distillery. There you will be given a tour of our brewhouse, stillroom and bottling area and an overview of our sustainability initiatives.
This tour covers the distilling process for our Moonlight Creek single malt whisky and Little Biddy Gin.
Duration: 1hr 15 minutes
Limited to 10 guests. Larger groups by prior arrangement
Timing: Tours run daily 12noon and 4.00pm
This tour includes 4x product samples of approximately 5ml of spirit between 26%ABV and 47% ABV.
There is a 2km self drive component to this tour following the company history, complimentary tasting and time in our retail store. This is an interim arrangement while we establish a visitor centre at our new production site. If you are not comfortable driving after tasting, please book the Our Story and Tasting tour.
Guests on this tour must wear covered footwear for your own safety.