The Source Gin
The Source Gin is forged by the four seasons that blow through the Cardrona Valley, located in the pristine Southern Alps in New Zealand.
Full of flavour and character, The Source Gin is made from a natural matrix of locally foraged rosehip, together with traditional juniper, coriander seed, angelica root, lemon and orange zest – all vapour-distilled into Cardrona Distillery’s Single Malt Spirit.
Small batch and lovingly hand-crafted at the family-owned Cardrona Distillery, this super-premium gin goes through a two-step process, both copper pot and column distillation. Importantly it is non-chill-filtered, which means that the spirit clouds are noticeable with dilution or when cold – a mark of distinction for this very rare and very special drop.
The Source was awarded a Gold at the New York World Wine & Spirits Competition and has been featured as one of the World’s Top 50 Gins.
About Cardrona Distillery
Founded in 2015, Cardrona Distillery is nestled in the beautiful Cardrona Valley, in the Southern Alps of New Zealand. The very best equipment has been sourced from the four corners of the earth, to make great-hand-crafted Single Malt Whisky, Gin, Single Malt Vodka and Liqueurs.
All Cardrona spirits are made from grain to glass on site at Cardrona Distillery and start with just three ingredients: pure Cardrona alpine water, malted barley, and distillers’ yeast. This lends a unique flavour profile.
These simple ingredients are distilled in a German made Jacob Carl column still, before becoming either vodka, gin or one of the growing liqueur flavour collection. Meanwhile, the whisky, using the same three ingredients, is distilled a little differently, in Cardrona Distillery’s two copper pot stills made by Forsyths of Scotland.
Cardrona Distillery is 100% family-owned and operated. Founded in 2015 by husband and wife team Desiree and Ash Whitaker, Cardrona Distillery is today one of Australasia’s fastest growing super premium distilleries. Desiree has spent years of study, planning and research to establish the distillery. She has learned the art and science of distillation from some of the world’s masters and has crafted the very character that is Cardrona Distillery.
The range of hand-crafted drinks include the reid Single Malt Vodka, Rose Rabbit Liqueur (available in three flavours), The Cardona Single Malt Whisky – ‘Just Hatched’ and The Source Gin.