Welcome to Spirit & Spoke!

At Spirit & Spoke, we are passionate about showcasing the finest spirits that New Zealand has to offer. Founded with a mission to celebrate and promote local craftsmanship, Spirit & Spoke is more than just a bottle shop; it's a destination for those who appreciate the art of distillation and the rich flavours of New Zealand-made spirits.

Our Vision: Our vision is to become New Zealand's premier destination for locally crafted spirits. By focusing exclusively on New Zealand-made products, we aim to support local distilleries and introduce our customers to the unique and diverse range of spirits produced right here in Aotearoa.

Our Range: We offer an extensive selection of premium spirits, including whisky, rum, vodka, gin, and more. Each product on our shelves is carefully curated to ensure it meets our high standards of quality and craftsmanship. Whether you're a connoisseur or a curious newcomer, you'll find something to delight your palate at Spirit & Spoke.

The Experience: Visit us to explore our thoughtfully designed space, where you can learn about the stories behind each bottle and discover new favourites. Our knowledgeable staff is always on hand to guide you through our collection, offer personalised recommendations, and share their passion for New Zealand's vibrant spirits scene.

Community and Collaboration: Spirit & Spoke is committed to building a strong community around local spirits. We host regular tasting events, workshops, and meet-the-maker sessions, providing a platform for distillers to connect with enthusiasts. By fostering these connections, we aim to strengthen the local spirits industry and create a vibrant, supportive network.

Join us at Spirit & Spoke and embark on a journey through the best of New Zealand's spirit offerings. Cheers to local craftsmanship and exceptional taste!

About The Juniper Collective

Nestled in the heart of Christchurch, The Juniper Collective is a boutique dedicated to celebrating the best of New Zealand's gin. Established as a haven for gin lovers, our boutique offers a carefully curated selection of locally crafted gins that highlight the innovative spirit of New Zealand distillers.

Our Story: Founded by Ashleigh Schuyl in 2021, The Juniper Collective quickly became a beloved destination for gin enthusiasts. Now under the ownership of Tom Finn, the boutique continues to uphold its commitment to quality, while expanding its offerings to include a wider range of New Zealand-made spirits under the Spirit & Spoke banner.

Our Collection: At The Juniper Collective, you'll find an array of exceptional gins, each chosen for its unique flavour profile and artisanal quality. From classic dry gins to contemporary botanical blends, our collection showcases the creativity and skill of New Zealand's gin makers. In addition to gin, we now feature a selection of whiskies, rums, and vodkas, ensuring there's something for every spirit lover.

The Experience: Step into our boutique and immerse yourself in a world of fine spirits. Our elegant setting provides the perfect backdrop for exploring our collection, with detailed information about each product and its origins. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are always ready to assist you in finding the perfect bottle, whether you're shopping for yourself or looking for a special gift.

Events and Tastings: We believe that enjoying spirits is as much about the experience as it is about the taste. That's why we host regular events and tastings, allowing you to sample new arrivals, meet the makers, and learn more about the distillation process. These events are a great way to deepen your appreciation for fine spirits and connect with fellow enthusiasts.

Our Commitment: The Juniper Collective is dedicated to promoting New Zealand-made spirits and supporting local distilleries. We take pride in offering products that reflect the diversity and quality of our local industry, and we're excited to share these exceptional spirits with you.

Visit The Juniper Collective and discover the best of New Zealand's gin and more. Cheers to local excellence and unforgettable flavours!

About Tom Finn

Tom Finn is the proud owner of both The Juniper Collective and Herrick Creek Distillery, bringing a wealth of experience and passion for fine spirits to Christchurch. With a dedication to celebrating and promoting New Zealand's local craftsmanship, Tom has been instrumental in curating an exceptional selection of locally made gins, whiskies, rums, and vodkas for discerning customers.

Background and Expertise: Tom's journey in the spirits industry began with the founding of Herrick Creek Distillery. His commitment to quality and innovation quickly earned Herrick Creek a reputation for excellence, paving the way for his latest venture with The Juniper Collective.

A Family Man: Residing in Christchurch with his young family, Tom understands the importance of community and connection. His roots and family values influence his approach to business, fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment for both customers and staff.

Vision for the Future: Tom's vision for The Juniper Collective is to create a space where people can discover and enjoy the best of New Zealand's spirits. By focusing exclusively on locally crafted products, he aims to support small distilleries and introduce customers to the unique flavours and stories behind each bottle. Through regular events, tastings, and collaborations, Tom is dedicated to enhancing the spirit culture in Christchurch and beyond.

Community Engagement: Tom believes in the power of community and is committed to building strong relationships with local producers and customers. He frequently hosts events at The Juniper Collective and Herrick Creek Distillery, providing opportunities for people to connect, learn, and celebrate the rich heritage of New Zealand's spirits.

Visit The Juniper Collective or Herrick Creek Distillery to meet Tom in person, explore his curated selection of fine spirits, and share in his passion for local craftsmanship. Cheers to supporting local and enjoying exceptional spirits!