Appearance : Clear, Transparent Aroma : Clean zeasty nose with orange zeast competing with piny juniper for attention. Taste : Honest, Classic old school juniper led london dry gin palate but with zingy orange zest setting above candied zinger, lemon and sage. Aftertaste: Hibiscucs flaover are more obivious in the long levender black pepper and pine finish.
Seville Orange peel, Croatian Juniper, Bitter Almonds, Coriander, Angelica root, Orrisroot, Portuguese Lemon peel, Liquorice Root, Black Pepper, Cardamom and Cinnamon join our base notes of Rarotonga Vanilla and Tongan coconut. Distillation is a combination of Ariki’s own custom-designed reflux method, and, a vapour infusion still. Vapour infusion develops Ariki’s distinctive aromatic notes, resulting in a stunning full-bodied gin. South Seas purity and quality are integral to the taste profile, lending Ariki gin a Pacific edge. ABV: 45%
Every bottle of Aviation Gin is handcrafted in small 100-case batches by a small, dedicated team of master distillers in Portland, Oregon.
Like the world's finest gins, Aviation is distilled using a proprietary maceration process that produces a pure medley of botanical flavor. So smooth and delicious, it can fly solo, or take any mixed drink to new heights. ABV: 42%
Appearance: Crystal clear.
Aroma: Laveder bouquet of original Beefeater is replaced by floral aromas, particuarly hibiscus with berry notes also evident.
Taste: Less citrussy than is usual for Beefeater with superbly intergrated flavours which present as a unified force making it hard to distinquish the individual contributions of the elderflower, hibiscus and blackcurrant that set this gin apart from original Beefeater.
Aftertaste: Blackberry emerges in a reassuringly predominant pine-ey juniper finish. A master class in gin formulation by Desmond Payne.
Beefeater Pink is the vibrant new strawberry gin from Beefeater London. A delicious, easy to drink and fun strawberry gin made in London and based on the classic award-winning Beefeater Dry recipe. ABV:37.5%
All the way from Spain comes Berry Pickers Gin, made with fresh strawberries grown in Huelva (it's in the south-west of Spain, for those of you that aren't quite up to scratch with your Spanish geography). Alongside these tasty berries, you'll find juniper, orange, lime and cardamom within this tipple. It seems obvious, but this will most definitely suit being sipped in a Gin Tonica. ABV: 38%
A true Bay of Islands gin. Juniper forward with hints of floral and spice expertly distilled to produce a smooth and flavoursome gin. Try it with a premium tonic and a slice of grapefruit, it's really good! Bronze Medal winner IWSC & a fresh new look! ABV: 40%
Black Robin Gin is inspired by the extremely rare and endangered black robin found only on the Chatham Islands. This gin combines traditional botanicals with native New Zealand Horopito, anicent flowering plants. Flavours of citrus spice. Distinctive, mellow and refreshing on the palate. Finishes elegant and refined. 100% pure natural whey spirit distillate from a sustainable & renewable source. Whey is a by-product of New Zealand’s dairy industry & a key factor in our sustainability policy. Organic, natural, gluten free and GE free. ABV: 43%
Big Barrel is proudly the largest Independent 100% NZ Family Owned & Operated Liquor group in NZ. Big Barrel is a specialist liquor retailer formed in 2003, starting with their first ever store in Marewa, Napier and has since grown to over 43 stores nationwide and going strong.