In the Media

2019

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

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