Lighthouse Gin is from picturesque Martinborough, NZ. Named after Cape Palliser lighthouse, sitting on the Southern most tip of the North Island of NZ. Established in 2005 by Neil Catherall, Lighthouse Gin is the culmination of years of hard work, research and native botanicals, brought together to create a truly authentic New Zealand gin.

With the famous lighthouse in mind, founder and Master Distiller, Neil Catherall, spent several years researching and experimenting with a variety of native botanicals, including fresh zest from New Zealand grown Navel Oranges and Yen Ben Lemons, to create a unique small batch gin. During his years of research, Neil designed a 200 litre copper still from scratch and had it built by the local craftsmen. With his custom still built and his unique botanical formula complete, Neil went to work crafting the first batches of Lighthouse gin. As the production and demand for the gin increased, distiller Rachel Hall joined the Lighthouse team in 2010 to assist Neil. Rachel spent the next few years learning as much as she could from Neil before being named Head Distiller of Lighthouse Gin in 2014.

The gin base comes from sugar cane imported from South Africa. It’s a very pure neutral spirit at 96.4% abv, that they combine with pure water, filtered down through the New Zealand Rimutaka Ranges, and their nine hand selected botanicals, which is then macerated in the copper-pot still overnight before the first distillation. The gin is re-distilled without the botanicals. This double distillation process creates a gin with a much more refined, smooth and elegant palate.

Lighthouse Gin has a very fine, soft tone with individual botanical notes. The citrus and juniper are finely balanced giving a fresh, clean start on the palate with the deeper spices adding length and complexity to the mid palate. Soft characters that hint at vanilla linger at the finish along with a strong botanical verve.

Lighthouse Gin London Dry 42% 700ml bottle

Classy NZ version of the famous 'London Dry Gin' style that has already won some prestigious international awards.

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Further Information

Brand Lighthouse Gin
Region Martinborough
Varietal Gin
Size 700ml
Alcohol % 42.0%
Country New Zealand

Description

Inspired by the spectacular Cape Palliser Lighthouse on the southernmost tip of the North Island of New Zealand, each bottle of Lighthouse Gin contains a unique blend of botanicals, including fresh zest from New Zealand Navel oranges and Yen Ben lemons. Handcrafted with water that travels from high in the Rimutaka Ranges, filtering down to a spring beside the breath taking Wharekauhau Country Estate in Palliser Bay.


Smells

Lighthouse Gin is a pure and complex Gin, fresh, green and herbal notes.

Tastes

magnificent lemon and juniper accents to begin, a finely spiced mid palate and a soft lingering finish that will please even the most discerning Gin aficionado. Style: Citrus & herbaceous Best Paired: Fever Tree Mediterranean Tonic Water

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