Imagination Distilling - Reikorangi Valley, New Zealand
Style - Classic
700ml | 42% ABV
Juniper, Coriander Seed, Cinnamon, Mānuka, Orris Root, Orange, Lime, Lemon & Liquorice Root.
Made with standard dry gin botanicals, Imagination adds a tiny amount of manuka hydrosols to create an earthy heart to the gin. Whole citrus fruit is used in the column of the still which creates the initial aroma and a touch more than usual licorice and orris which leaves a sweet spice finish. A contemporary gin with a noticeable rustic craft edge to it.
Imagination distill in an 8 plate fractionating column still using pure rainwater captured on their property. The secret to their flavour profile comes from the distinctive yeast they use in fermentation, charcoal filtered rainwater, the delicate balance of botanicals in distillation and of course, very active imaginations! They source many of their ingredients locally from family owned and operated farms and orchards and from backyard home gardeners.
Imagination gin is the passionate adventure of good mates Simon Wilson and Chris Charteris. After 2 years of scheming and experimenting (and a bit of drinking), in 2018 they established our distillery on the site of the original Tuatara Brewery in the lush Reikorangi Valley on the Kapiti Coast in New Zealand. Being in the shadow of New Zealand’s pioneering craft beer makers is a constant inspiration to them to be the very best they can. The name imagination represents the ingenuity and anything-is-possible attitude that epitomises the New Zealand spirit that binds us together as one people.