Red currants, juniper and savoury oak. Light, peppery and floral spice on the palate followed by a sweet red fruit finish. Reid & Reid Barrel Aged Gin combines two great aspects of the Wairarapa: native bush and pinot noir. Distillers and brothers Stew and Chris Reid take Reid & Reid Native Gin, which uses three native botanicals (kawakawa, manuka and horopito), and age it for three months in ex-Martinborough pinot noir French oak barrels. Not only is this gin truly reflective of the region it is produced in, but it challenges your perception of what gin can be.
ABOUT THE PRODUCER
Reid & Reid gin is uniquely Kiwi, in that it is produced with three native New Zealand botanicals: kawakawa, manuka and horopito. Along with classic gin botanicals: juniper, coriander seeds, fresh orange zest, orris root, angelica root, liquorice root, cassia, nutmeg, fennel and cardamom . Reid & Reid gin is distilled in a 200 litre, custom-made copper pot still in its Martinborough distillery.