Juno Extra Fine has won a number of national and international medals, and our Seasonal Gins consistently bring home medals from the New Zealand Spirits Awards. But ultimately, your palate is king! Choose one that suits your style – citrus, spicy, herbaceous, woody, floral. The choice is wide and may depend on the occasion and how you would like to drink the gin.
Well, technically speaking, all our gin comes to you fresh from our New Plymouth distillery. However, if you’re in the region and you are looking for more of an old-fashioned face-to-face gin purchase, our cellar door is open for purchases from 10am through to 5pm most days, so pop in for a visit! For tastings and tours, please make a booking here
The EU definition of gin describes it as a clear neutral spirit of agricultural origin, predominantly flavoured with juniper, and having an alcohol by volume (abv) of 37.5% – 45%. Juno Gin ranges between 40% abv and 44% abv, with a 55% barrel-aged and a 55% Navy Strength available.
Technically all gin should be gluten-free as gluten is not carried across from the original fermented product during distillation. But if you want to be extra sure, then choose a gin where the base alcohol is made from lactose as opposed to a grain. Juno Gins are all gluten-free!
The base alcohol for gin is a neutral spirit of agricultural origin. This includes any of grains, vegetable, fruit and lactose. These are fermented (by yeast) and the alcohol produced is then distilled. At Juno Gin, the base alcohol is made from lactose.
We are currently working with Massey University to develop a Juniper industry, and we anticipate that in 2023 we will be looking for potential Juniper growers. We are still at the propagation-stage in 2022. For the other botanicals, we are always interested in a conversation. Please do contact us through the Contact page.
Technically yes, gin is a vodka that has been flavoured with botanical material (primarily juniper). But I think all those who love gin prefer not to think of it that way! All our gins are vapour-infused in Lila, our lovely locally-made copper still.
Unfortunately, not at this stage. As a company, we are required to have an importing agent (to pay the Excise duty). If you liaise with a friend, they would be able to mail it you as a private individual.