Positioned on the corner of Ossian Street, The National Distillery Company (Formerly home of the National Tobacco Company and Rothmans) is the diamond in Napier’s architectural crown. Considered an architectural rarity, our Distillery is an impressive example of the birth of modernism in New Zealand Architect, Louis Hay’s original drawings were based on the idea of an ‘arch within a square.’ Hay’s entire design reflects the influence of Art Nouveau and Modernism on the architect. It’s the perfect setting for tasting our handcrafted selection of copper distilled New Zealand gin, vodka, rum and whisky.
We blend modern distilling techniques with time-honoured traditions. We celebrate an exciting play between expansive creativity and an unbending commitment to making spirits that will stand the test of time.
This duality defines us, inspiring our approach to crafting the finest selection of copper distilled New Zealand gins, vodkas, rums and whiskies available.
Inspired by a classic, juniper led London dry gin bouquet, a supporting duo of lemon peel and coriander, NDC’s New Zealand Dry Gin is an approachable, easy drinking dry gin and a great all-rounder.
The taste; traditional pine and citrus notes are embellished and guided to a deeper place by the unctuous, yet finely structured tones of New Zealand orris root.
Inspired by a classic, juniper led London dry gin bouquet, a supporting duo of lemon peel and native New Zealand flaxseed, NDC’s New Zealand Navy Strength Gin is a tip of the hat to the pirates, and will leave you saying Yo ho ho.
The taste: traditional pine and citrus notes are embellished and guided to a deeper place by the unctuous, yet finally structured tones of New Zealand orris root.