Hand distilled New Zealand gin Lighthouse Gin is now available across Australia, bringing flavours from the town of Martinborough across the ditch.

Lighthouse Gin takes inspiration for its name from the lighthouse near Palliser Bay on the North Island, and started in an old apple juice shed in Martinborough in 2005.

Rachel Hall joined Lighthouse Gin in 2010 and took over as head distiller in 2014, ensuring the same traditions and original recipe continues to be upheld.

“The gin-making process is one that is often overlooked; however, it is one that requires agreat deal of effort and patience,” says Hall.

“Though I am the head distiller at Lighthouse I execute the entire process; from gatheringthe botanicals, bottling each batch, labelling the product, and sending the product out to stockists and purchasers.”

Lighthouse Gin was recently awarded a master awards at the 2019 Gin Masters and scored in the top category from over 300 gins for its appearance, nose and overall taste.

It is now available in Vintage Cellars, Liquorland and First Choice for RRP$65.00, as well as select restaurants and bars nationwide.

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