A modern distillery from an age old town
Reefton Distilling Co. is a modern distillery at the forefront of spirit production in New Zealand. Our distillery is housed in one of Reefton’s original buildings which has been carefully restored to accommodate our working distillery, tasting bar and retail store.
The Reefton Distilling Co. team are inspired to provide you with a truly unique West Coast experience as they share the story behind the crafting of their local botanical gins, fruit liqueurs, vodka and whisky.
There is something about the spirit of the West Coast and its people. They have always had belief in themselves, a can-do attitude and they are not afraid to get behind a new idea. Reefton was an entrepreneurial and prosperous place in its early days, and we in turn plan to add the success story of Reefton Distilling Co. to the history books.
The hills surrounding our distillery are rich in botanicals, if you know where to look. Our search takes us deep into the densely forested West Coast region and to local gardens where we forage for native leaves, flowers and berries.
Risk takers and adventurers – Our history defines us