Waitoki Washhouse Gin 700ml


The name Washhouse Distillery is a nod to where it all began - a backyard laundry - and the home of Waitoki's very own gin. It started with three neighbours, living in a quiet cul-de-sac joined forces to make vodka in their laundry. Several failures and many batches later they began to combine science and art, and detail everything they were doing - all the while improving the quality of the vodka using a simple reflux still. And this continues today - the neighbours meeting up in the laundry, distilling vodka. It wasn't enough to quell the curiosity of one, and Steve went onto attend distilling courses and explore different botanicals.

In 2019 he purchased a beautiful handmade alquitar copper still, to which all our recipes are developed today. His ultimate goal was really to make good tasting gin which was an enjoyment to make and to drink - and without pretence. Along the way the family joined the journey and every part of the Washhouse Distillery is handled by us.

Waitoki Washhouse Gin combines the basics of Juniper, Coriander and Angelica Root, along with a citrus explosion from fresh oranges and grapefruit. On the tongue, a fresh peppery spice from Kawakawa and Horopito. Along the way Washhouse Distillery added another (secret) local addition from a tree that is 200+ years old and calls Waitoki home on their property. Its fresh, tasty, easy to drink and best enjoyed with your neighbours. The botanicals and citrus fruits are sourced from local suppliers and spring water is used in the distillation process.

New Zealand Spirits Awards 2020 Silver & The Junipers NZ Gin Awards 2020 Bronze Award Winner.

Volume: 700ml

ABV: 43%

Country: New Zealand

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