Reefton Distilling Co.

Premium Gins and Liquers hand crafted from local botanicals and spray free fruit.



Reefton Distilling Co. is a modern distillery at the forefront of spirit production in New Zealand. Our distillery is housed in one of Reefton’s original buildings which has been carefully restored to accommodate our working distillery, tasting bar and retail store.

Nestled deep in the untamed wilderness of New Zealand’s West Coast, Reefton appears as a quaint small town on the surface. But what lies beneath, is a town that has played a significant part in New Zealand’s development as a nation.

Officially established in 1870, just a few years after the discovery of gold bearing quartz reefs in the area, Reefton has a rich history defined by moments of innovation and entrepreneurship. In 1888 Reefton became the first place in the Southern Hemisphere to have a public supply of electricity.

We run small group tours of our distillery at 4.00pm most days (pre-booking via our website is required).

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The Reefton Distilling Co. team are inspired to provide you with a truly unique West Coast experience as they share the story behind the crafting of their local botanical gins, fruit liqueurs, vodka and whisky.

Drawing inspiration from our rich history of gold, innovation and moonshine, we craft premium West Coast spirits, including gin, liqueur and whisky.

We utilise locally foraged native botanicals, wild West Coast water and local fruit.

  • Distillery tours.
  • Tasting bar.
  • Retail store.

Special events by prior arrangement.

Tour and package options

Distillery tour and complimentary tasting

$35 (1 hour).

Learn about the Reefton Distilling Co. journey and how we craft our products, before sampling some of them at our tasting bar.

Biddy's Backyard Premium Tour

$575 for 1 or 2 people (Allow up to 3 hours).

This special tour runs on select days each month, and traces Biddy’s footsteps in the Reefton area.

Hosted by Nigel and Steffan McKay, our ambassadors, water prospectors and historians.

After your tour and refreshments, you will return to Reefton Distilling Co. to learn more about our journey and how we craft our products, before sampling some of them at our tasting bar.

Each guest will receive a Reefton Distilling Co. gift.


10 Smith St, Reefton 7830, New Zealand
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