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Reefton Distilling Co. launch their first limited release with Little Biddy

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Reefton Distilling Co. is a modern distillery in an age-old town, nestled deep in the untamed natural wilderness of New Zealand’s West Coast. The distillery is housed in one of Reefton’s original buildings, built in 1870. Here they produce a range of small batch distilled premium spirits with a distinct West Coast flavour.

They see Reefton as the perfect place to make untamed spirits, as it has everything they need to operate a distillery. The hills surrounding Reefton are rich in native botanicals, the flora and fauna like nothing else in the world. Lush green rainforests make for ideal foraging environments, rich with botanical gold.

International and national acclaim

At the forefront of spirit production in New Zealand, Reefton Distilling Co.’s spirits include their Wild Rain vodka, Reefton Distilling Co. seasonal fruit liqueurs and their much-lauded range of Little Biddy Gins.

With the doors to their distillery having opened just over a year ago, they have already achieved international and national acclaim with six awards from the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and the inaugural New Zealand Spirits Awards. Their Little Biddy Gins having achieved both silver and bronze.

A gin so good you can drink it straight

Created in honour of Reefton Legend Little Biddy, a pipe smoking, gin-toting, 4ft tall female gold prospector, Reefton Distilling Co.’s Little Biddy Gin is often described as a sipping gin; so good you can drink it straight. Reefton Distilling Co. Managing Director Patsy Bass said, "we receive visitors to our cellar door who announce that they don’t drink gin, who are often converted after a tasting - Little Biddy is fast becoming the gin for even those people who don’t drink gin."

Like its namesake, Little Biddy Classic Gin, is robust and hardworking with a striking aromatic bite. Blended with native West Coast botanicals, Toatoa, Tarata, Horopito, Rimu, and majestic Douglas fir, this is a versatile and easy drinking gin.

The Little Biddy Gin range also includes two ultra-premium gins; Little Biddy - Black Label and Little Biddy - Gold Label, each characterised by a backbone of distilled local grain spirit, wild water, and hand harvested native botanicals.

New Zealand’s most exclusive Gin

The distillery’s most recent offering is their first limited release, Little Biddy - Cask Aged Gin. This special release has matured in a rich and flavourful Pinot Noir oak cask, before receiving the nod that the time was right for bottling from Distiller Nick Secker.

Emerging a rich autumnal gold Little Biddy - Cask Aged Gin is infused with the serene notes of sweet vanilla, warm ginger spice and dark fruit, elevating the flavours that native botanicals have bestowed on this gin, taking the Little Biddy experience to new heights.

At 47% abv and at RRP $249.99 per 700ml bottle, this limited release is New Zealand’s most exclusive gin. Batch limited to only 370 bottles, each in a hand-crafted gift box, Little Biddy - Cask Aged Gin is available while stocks last at a select stores nationally or direct from Reefton Distilling Co.’s cellar door and online store.

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