In the Media

2020

Toast Magazine – Issue 15 Winter 2020
Little Wonder by Nikki Birrell
www.liquorland.co.nz/toast/#view=catalogue2&saleId=11281&page=19
and
toastmag.co.nz/spirits/little-wonder/

NZ House & Garden – June 1 2020
Imbibe
Drinks – West Coast Winners Page 151
fairfaxmagazines.pressreader.com/nz-house-garden

Restaurant & Café – May 28 2020
Strengthening the future at Reefton Distilling Co.
restaurantandcafe.co.nz/strengthening-the-future-at-reefton-distilling-co

The Westport News – May 28 2020
New Board Members
www.wpn.co.nz/papers/ - 28th May Pg.3
 
Voxy – May 27 2020
Business
Strengthening the future, Reefton Distilling Co. welcomes three new Board members
www.voxy.co.nz/business/5/365787

Daily Encourager – May 11 2020
Business and Innovation, Courage and initiative, Creativity, Science and Technology
Reefton Distilling Co. adopts hands on approach – by Rosemary McLennan
dailyencourager.co.nz/reefton-distilling-co-adopts-hands-on-approach

NZBusiness – May 7 2020
News, Inspiration
Reefton Distilling tries its hand at sanitiser
nzbusiness.co.nz/news-items/reefton-distilling-tries-its-hand-sanitiser

The Westport News – May 7 2020
Reefton Distilling buys new premises – by Raquel Joseph
www.wpn.co.nz/papers - 7th May Pg.3

Fenec and Friends – April 30 2020
Delivery Guide, Eat
We’re Sipping Gin
fennecandfriends.com/were-sipping-gin

Restaurant & Café – April 20 2020
On Trend Review of all Wild Rain Vodka and Reefton Distilling Co. Liqueurs
 – Pg 35
mag.restaurantandcafe.com/april-2020

Otago Daily Times – April 14 2020
Distiller starts producing hand sanitiser to help meet need - by Viv Logie
www.odt.co.nz/business/distiller-starts-producing-hand-sanitiser-help-meet-need

Greymouth Star – April 14 2020
Distiller starts producing hand sanitiser to help meet need

The Westport News – April 9 2020
Reefton Distillery wins more awards
www.wpn.co.nz/papers - 9th April

The Westport News – April 8 2020
Reefton Distillery picks up sanitiser slack
www.wpn.co.nz/papers - 8 April

Weekend Herald Canvas Magazine – April 4 2020
The Saturday Brew – by Monique Barden
Monique Barden reviews Little Biddy Gin – Classic
www.pressreader.com/new-zealand/weekend-herald-canvas/20200404/281513638261467

Magic Talk Rural Today – April 3 2020
Good News on the West Coast - Patsy Bass talks to Dominic George

HSBC World Magazine – Autumn 2020
Ginsanity - by Tom Hyde
Review of Little Biddy Gin – Classic (Pg 82)
hopepublishing.co.nz/world.html

Latitude Magazine – Facebook April 1 2020
Fantastic news for a local company doing great things on the world stage!
www.facebook.com/LatitudeMag/posts/2982652125090157?__tn__=-R

Restaurant & Café Magazine – April 1 2020
International award raises spirits
restaurantandcafe.co.nz/international-award-raises-spirits

Voxy – March 31 2020
International awards raise NZ Spirits – Reefton Distilling Co.
www.voxy.co.nz/business/5/361696

Stuff – March 14 2020
Ten of the best small New Zealand towns - by Lorna Thornber www.stuff.co.nz/travel/back-your-backyard/120245205/ten-of-the-best-small-new-zealand-towns

Sunday Star Times – March 8 2020
From bust to bloom – by Stu Hunt Pg 22 & 23
www.pressreader.com/new-zealand/sunday-star-times/20200308/page/22/textview

And Stuff – online platform
Once reliant on gold and coal, now Reefton is striking out on its own - by Stu Hunt
www.stuff.co.nz/travel/destinations/nz/118840785/once-reliant-on-gold-and-coal-now-reefton-is-striking-out-on-its-own

The Westport News – March 5 2020
Reefton Distilling raises $3.2m

Voxy – March 3 2020
Reefton Distilling Co. fast tracks plans for expansion
www.voxy.co.nz/business/5/359503

The Westport News – February 25 2020
Reefton Distilling achieves $2m target

Restaurant & Café – February 23 2020
On Trend
Review of all four Little Biddy Gins – Pg 16
mag.restaurantandcafe.com/february-2020/

Stuff – February 21 2020
Reefton Distilling Co reaches $2m investment target – by Joanne Carroll
www.stuff.co.nz/business/119723471/reefton-distilling-co-reaches-2m-investment-target

Voxy – February 21 2020
Successful capital raise accelerates distillery’s plans for expansion
www.voxy.co.nz/business/5/358757

Restaurant & Café – February 2020
Liquor & Beverage News
Industry expert joins growing craft distillery
restaurantandcafe.co.nz/industry-expert-joins-growing-craft-distillery/

The Westport News – February 18 2020
Reefton Distilling appoints new board member

Voxy – February 17 2020
Industry expert Carl Carrington joins Reefton Advisory Board
www.voxy.co.nz/business/5/358398

RNZ The Panel, Friday Mailbag – February 14 2020
www.rnz.co.nz/audio/player?audio_id=2018734212  
Reference to ‘Regions leading their own growth’
begins approx 1:27 in, through to, 2:09.

The Westport News – February 12 2020
Distillery raises $1.2m so far – Lee Scanlon

Voxy – February 11 2020
Reefton Distilling Investment Offer opens, 800 expressions of interest
www.voxy.co.nz/business/5/357998

Drinksbiz - February/ March 2020
Pure of Spirit – Vodka Report
Page 56
Reefton Wild Rain Vodka
www.drinksbiz.co.nz/february-march-2020

Latitude – February 1 2020
Showcase – In Detail
Crafters of Untamed Spirits
Pg 177
www.pressreader.com/new-zealand/latitude-magazine/textview

Restaurant & Café Magazine – February 2020
Distilled to perfection and poised for growth
Industry, liquor and beverage, news
restaurantandcafe.co.nz/distilled-to-perfection-and-poised-for-growth/

Magic Talk Rural Today – January 30 2020
Good times keep getting better at Reefton Distilling Co. on the West Coast
Dominic George talks to Patsy Bass about what is happening with Little Biddy Gin
Interview begins 17:21 into programme & ends 23:10
omny.fm/shows/magic/magic-talk-catch-up-05-30-january-2020

Otago Daily Times – January 29 2020
Reefton spirits firm looks to raise 3.5m – by Aimee Shaw
www.pressreader.com/new-zealand/otago-daily-times/20200129/281887300282787

NZBusiness - January 29 2020
Reefton Distilling Co. plans for expansion
nzbusiness.co.nz/news-items/reefton-distilling-co-plans-expansion

The Westport News – January 29 2020
Distillery seeks $3.5m to expand - by Lee Scanlon, Raquel Joseph

Voxy – January 28 2020
Business - Producers of ‘Little Biddy’ unveil plans for expansion
www.voxy.co.nz/business/5/357122

NZ Herald - January 28 2020
Reefton Distilling Co seeks $3.5 million in capital to foot export by Aimee Shaw
www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12303676

Kiwi -Tripsters – the inside word on all things travel - January 15 2020
Chris Lynch & Mike Yardley talk up Reefton and its emergence as a ‘provincial tourism rock star’
Feature on Reefton & Reefton Distilling Co. begins 19:29 into the podcast & ends 25:40

Stitcher
www.stitcher.com/podcast/kiwi-tripsters/e/66603244?autoplay=true

iHart Radio
www.iheart.com/podcast/269-kiwi-tripsters-53351768/episode/iatas-latest-global-survey-legendary-movie-55754966/

Spotify
open.spotify.com/show/4TMNVrTZKiDAMmCGuIuUN4

Apple Podcasts
kiwitripsters.co.nz/podcast/episode-7-tombstone-tourism/

2019

NZ Herald 31 December 2019

Worth a detour: Where To go in the South Island
Buller – 1. Reefton Distilling Co. 10, Smith Street, Reefton
www.nzherald.co.nz/travel/news/article.cfm?c_id=7&objectid=12295080

Maketi News – Tonga 30 December 2019
news.maketiplace.com/2019/12/31/worth-a-detour-where-to-go-in-the-south-island/

ABC Australia – Griff’s Great Kiwi Road Trip 23 December 2019
Get Some Number 8 Wire
Griff Rhys Jones' North to South journey of New Zealand's back roads sees him arrive in Reefton where he joins Reefton Distilling Co. ambassadors Nigel and Steffan MacKay as they gather botanicals, take a tour in the Model A Ford and pay their respects to West Coast legend Bridget Goodwin.

New Zealand Trade & Enterprise Website December
Investing in the West Coast / Te Tai Poutini
Regional Success Stories – Reefton Distilling Co.
investnewzealand.nz/page/west-coast

Go Travel – Summer 2019
Reefton – Activities and Attractions
Explore a modern distillery at the forefront of spirit production
A pioneer’s spirit - paying homage to Little Biddy a pipe smoking, gin toting, 4ft tall female gold prospector (Pg 110)
publications.waterfordpress.co.nz/go-travel/110/

Reefton 150 years in the making (pg. 108 to 113 inclusive).
publications.waterfordpress.co.nz/go-travel/106/

DrinksBiz – December 2019 - January 2020
Reefton Distilling releases aged gin and launches in duty free
Pg 82
www.drinksbiz.co.nz/december-2019-january-2020

Latitude – Issue 68 Dec - Jan 2020
From a history of gold to silver and bronze by Lucinda Diack
www.latitudemagazine.co.nz/from-a-history-of-gold-reefton-distilling-co-2

Sam’s Summer Fruits Entertaining Menu
www.latitudemagazine.co.nz/sams-summer-fruits-entertaining-menu-recipes

NZBusiness – December 2019
BOOMTOWN REVIVAL The metamorphosis of a mining community by Glenn Baker
Page 24
nzbusiness.co.nz/article/boomtown-revival-metamorphosis-mining-community

NZ Life & Leisure - The Insider’s Guide to New Zealand
A COLLECTORS ANNUAL 2020 – on sale November 25 2019
Buller Region
Something Special to Drink
Reefton Distilling Co.
Pg 116

Worth a Detour SI by Peter Janssen
Hidden places and unusual destinations off the beaten track
Buller
No 21 Reefton Distillery
Pg 66

Prime Planet: Griff’s Great Kiwi Road Trip – November 24 2019
Griff Rhys Jones joins Reefton Distilling Co. ambassadors Nigel and Steffan MacKay as they gather botanicals, take a tour in the Model A Ford and pay their respects to West Coast legend Bridget Goodwin

1Newsnow – November 23 2019
West Coast distillery taps into locally sourced botanicals
www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/west-coast-distillery-taps-into-locally-sourced-botanicals

RNZ Country Life – November 22 2019
The West Coast Town in Good Spirits

NZ House & Garden – November 18 2019 issue No. 304 December 2019
That’s the Spirit
Imbibe – Page 150 

MiNDFOOD – Christmas Cookbook/ December issue – on Sale November 2019
The Festive Spirit
Raise a Glass - Page 070

Restaurant & Cafe – November 18 2019
A Special Gin
Liquor and Beverage, News
www.restaurantandcafe.co.nz/a-special-gin-offering/

Kia Ora – November 2019
Still Life
Business Briefs – Page 100

NZ House & Garden – November 2019 No. 303
Cocktail Hour
Shop Window – The latest shopping news from around the country

Magic Talk Rural Today – October 29 2019
Dominic George talks to Patsy Bass about New Zealand’s most exclusive gin
Begins 18:07 into programme Ends 25:30
www.listennotes.com/podcasts/rural-today-catch-up/rural-today-catch-up-29-10-1nGUPrT_sW8/

Air New Zealand Website – October 25 2019
West Coast in 10 days
Day 2 Reefton
www.airnewzealand.co.nz/destination-hokitika-west-coast-itinerary

Food and Drink adventures on the West Coast
A distillation of happiness
www.airnewzealand.co.nz/destination-hokitika-restaurants

Greymouth Star – October 24 2019
Limited release Reefton gin unveiled

Voxy – October 23 2019
Lifestyle - Reefton Distilling Co. launch their first limited release with Little Biddy – Cask Aged Gin
www.voxy.co.nz/lifestyle/5/350749

DrinksBiz – _October 10 2019
Gin is in - Pages 66-67 Report on Little Biddy Gins
www.drinksbiz.co.nz/october-november-2019

Voxy – October 8 2019
Little Biddy Gin débuts in Aelia Duty Free stores
www.voxy.co.nz/lifestyle/5/349672

The Westport News – October 8 2019
Cookies, Soap, Spirits? It’s all hard work - by Lee Scanlon

West Coast Messenger – October 2 2019
A toast for Reefton success
issuu.com/westcoastmessenger/docs/west_coast_messenger_2_october_2019

Latitude – Oct/ Nov Issue 67 – October 1 2019
In Detail – Page 183
Spirits of Reefton
www.pressreader.com/new-zealand/latitude-magazine/20191001/page/183

ODT/ Star News – September 30 2019
Lifestyle
The biggest show ever at the Women's Lifestyle Expo
www.odt.co.nz/star-news/star-lifestyle/biggest-show-ever-womens-lifestyle-expo

The Daily Encourager – September 23 2019
Business and Innovation • Celebrate and honour
The town that raised a distillery by Wayne Graham
dailyencourager.co.nz/the-town-that-raised-a-distillery

NZBusiness Magazine – September 18 2019
Events
Reefton Distilling Co. celebrates first birthday
nzbusiness.co.nz/news-items/reefton-distilling-co-celebrates-first-birthday

The Westport News – September 18 2019
Distilling company’s first year success by Teresa Smith

Dish Magazine – Issue 85 August – September 2019
Meet the Producers – by Maria Hoyle
www.pressreader.com/new-zealand/dish/20190715/281522227637314

Motorhome Lifestyle Travel Magazine – August 19 2019
West Coast Camping - Waiuta Ghost Town and Reefton NZ
Travel Blog
motorhomelifestyle.co.nz/f/west-coast-camping---waiuta-ghost-town-and-reefton-nz

RV Travel Lifestyle Magazine – Issue 77 July-Aug 2019
In Good Spirits – by Sheryl Bainbridge

NZ Today – No. 86 June - July 2019
In Good Spirits – by Sheryl Bainbridge
www.nztoday.co.nz/in-good-spirits/

Kia Ora – June 2019
Culture Food news – EAT, DRINK, COOK Fresh news from the New Zealand cuisine scene – by Shelley Howells
West Coast Spirit

Latitude – Jun/Jul 19 Issue 65
Snippets – bite size pieces celebrating local happenings, events and news
Untamed Spirits

Wild Tomato – June 2019 Issue 155
Gin and a business tonic – by Sophie Preece
issuu.com/wildtomato/docs/wt_issue155_june19/01?e=13956096/70109515

The Project TV3 – 24 May 2019
The Whip – Wellington

NZ Life & Leisure – May/June 19 Issue 85
Drinking Habits/ Reefton Distilling Co
Spirits of Reefton – by Lucy Cory
thisnzlife.co.nz/boutique-distillery-owner-patsy-bass-returns-to-reefton-for-a-shot-at-artisan-gin-with-a-historical-twist/

NZ House & Garden – May 2019 No. 297
Imbibe – Bridie Chetwin-Kelly explores the rising popularity of gin and its new sophisticated varieties…

Go Travel New Zealand – Autumn 2019
Colours of the West Coast
publications.waterfordpress.co.nz/go-travel-autumn-19/174/

NZ Export and Trade Handbook – April 10 2019
International awards for Reefton Distilling Co.
exportandtrade.co.nz/news/international-awards-reefton-distilling-company

Exporter Today – April 10 2019
International awards for Reefton Distilling Co.
exportertoday.co.nz/news/international-awards-reefton-distilling-company

Voxy – April 10 2019
Reefton Distilling Co.’s Little Biddy Gins achieve Silver and Bronze at San Fran World Spirits comp
www.voxy.co.nz/business/5/336076

The Westport News – April 10 2019
Reefton Spirits win international awards by Teresa Smith

Greymouth Star – April 10 2019
Reefton gins win medals in San Francisco

Restaurant & Café Magazine – April 2019, Vol 12 Issue 4
Gin Feature – The Craft Explosion
Top Drops – Little Biddy Gold Label
mag.restaurantandcafe.com/april-2019/ (Pg 40 + Pg 41)

Your Weekend - Stuff – March 23 2019
It’s a good time to drink Gin by Laura Macfehin
www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/food-wine/drinks/111363152/its-a-good-time-to-drink-gin

Otago Daily Times (ODT) –  March 11 2019
Newstalk ZB Jack Tame – Feb 8 2019
The Ashburton Guardian – February 4 2019
Mining its own Rich History by Mike Yardley

West Coast Messenger – February 6 2019
Reefton distillery proving popular
issuu.com/westcoastmessenger/docs/west_coast_messenger_6_february_201

For the Love of Travel – January/ February 2019
The renaissance of Reefton by Mike Yardley
fortheloveoftravel.net.nz/reeftons-renaissance/ 

Star Kiwi – January 28 2019
Under-rated Reefton ‘mountain biking mecca’ by Mike Yardley
www.star.kiwi/2019/01/travel-under-rated-reefton-mountain-biking-mecca/ 

NZ Herald – January 28 2019
The Aucklander – January 28 2019
Hamilton News – January 28 2019
Northern Advocate – January 28 2019
Manawatu Guardian – January 28 2019
Kapiti News – January 28 2019
Rotorua Daily Post – January 28 2019
Whanganui Chronicle – January 28 2019
Bay of Plenty Times – January 28 2019
Hawkes Bay Today –
January 28 2019
Stratford Press – January 28 2019
Rare wonders of Reefton by Mike Yardley

NZBusiness Magazine – February issue – January 17 2019
Crafting untamed spirits by Glenn Baker
nzbusiness.co.nz/article/crafting-untamed-spirits 

 

2018

Stuff – December 31 2018
Remote West Coast lures businesses with its high-speed internet and affordable houses by Joanne Carroll
www.stuff.co.nz/business/109510478/entrepreneurs-and-businesses-see-benefits-of-working-on-the-west-coast

Daily Encourager – December 14 2018
New Reefton Distillery Taps into rich vein by Wayne Graham
dailyencourager.co.nz/new-reefton-distillery-taps-into-rich-vein/

Drinks Biz – December/ January issue – December 10 2018
Pg 80 - Reefton Distillery opens its doors by Victoria Wells
www.drinksbiz.co.nz/october-november-2018-1/

New Zealand Herald – West Coast Promotional Pull Out - December 5 2018
Pg 10 - Reefton Distilling Co. Turning Pure West Coast Rainwater into Gin
MBIE/ West Coast Tourism
www.greydc.govt.nz/SiteCollectionDocuments/Live%20Work%20Invest/WC_NZME_Publication_Dec2018.pdf

Sounds Good – Summer Issue December 1 2018
Bottling the West Coast Spirit by Juliet Carter
pages 26, 27, 29, 29 + 30.
issuu.com/sounds-good/docs/soundsgood_magazine_summer_1819_fa_

Stuff –October 20 2018
New people, tourists and businesses are flocking to Reefton by Joanne Carroll
www.stuff.co.nz/national/107924526/New-people-tourists-and-businesses-are-flocking-to-Reefton

Channel 39 Southern TV – October 19 2018
Reefton Distillery opens its doors to the public
www.channel39.co.nz/news/reefton-distillery-opens-its-doors-public

NZBusiness Magazine – October 18 2018
Crafters of Untamed Spirits open doors
nzbusiness.co.nz/news-items/crafters-untamed-spirits-open-doors

Stuff – October 18 2018
Reefton visitors embrace the spirit of distillery’s opening day by Chris Hutching
www.stuff.co.nz/business/107931967/reefton-visitors-embrace-the-spirit-of-distillerys-opening-day

Greymouth Star – October 17 2018
Video
www.greystar.co.nz/video/reefton-distillery/

New Zealand Herald – October 7 2018
Small Business: Bringing people into small town New Zealand - Reefton Distilling Co by Aimee Shaw
www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12135373

NZ Business – September 14 2018
‘Water of life’ coming to Reefton
nzbusiness.co.nz/article/%E2%80%98water-life%E2%80%99-coming-reefton 

Voxy – September 12 2018
Reefton Distilling Co. gears up to open new distillery
www.voxy.co.nz/business/5/320741

West Coast Messenger - June 13 2018
Pg 11 - Reeftons Vintage spirit by Claire Ward
issuu.com/westcoastmessenger/docs/west_coast_messenger_13_june_2018

RNZ Checkpoint - March 20 2018
From mining gold to liquid gold - Reefton distillery to open - from Checkpoint
www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/checkpoint/audio/2018636940/from-mining-gold-to-liquid-gold-reefton-distillery-to-open

Stuff – February 5 2018
Reefton distillery raises more than $1m to help create up to 50 jobs by Amanda Cropp
www.stuff.co.nz/business/101172899/reefton-distillery-raises-more-than-1m-to-help-create-up-to-50-jobs

MSC Newswire – February 5 2018
Successful capital raise for Reefton Distilling Co.
www.mscnewswire.co.nz/news-sectors/industry-talk/item/8421-successful-capital-raise-for-reefton-distilling-co.html

National Business Review – February 5 2018
West Coast startup in high spirits after crowdfunding campaign by Dane Ambler
www.nbr.co.nz/tags/reefton-distilling-co

MSC Newswire – January 31 2018
Rebuilding the West Coast one drop (dram) at a time!
www.mscnewswire.co.nz/the-msc-network/item/8333-rebuilding-the-west-coast-one-drop-dram-at-a-time.html