TeKiwi Team- Sue Bensemann - Distillery Production Manager; Terry Knight - Managing Director; Jeremy Clark - Sales and Marketing
We wanted to show you a taste of what we have been up to since we created and moved into our new distillery and premises here in Takaka. We are honoured to be included in "The Best of the Best" club representing New Zealand's burgeoning distillery industry.
We attended the very first New Zealand Spirits Awards and our TeKiwi 100% Blue Agave Spirit was awarded New Zealand Innovation Award.
" A true Kiwi story against all odds- imagine, Blue Agave grown here! And we produced a seriously good 100% Agave Spirit from soils and earth of Golden Bay in New Zealand. And so many said it could not be done- imagine if I had listened?", explains Terry Knight.
The inaugural Awards took place at Wellington’s Te Papa on 10 May.
- 254 entries from both local and international distilleries.
- 7 of 13 trophies won by New Zealand distilleries.
- 41% of overall Awards entries were from New Zealand producers.
- 221 bronze, silver, gold and double gold medals were won.
- 90 of those were awarded to New Zealand distilleries.
For more info see full article here >
That said, today we are back at our brand new distillery location bottling our Award Winning JIUJIU Vodka, putting new labels on our new Totara Gin, and taste testing the Manuka Honey Waitui Whiskey - it's a sunny day here in Golden Bay and we are grateful for the opportunity to do all of this!
Cheers and thank you for playing a part in creating great memories,
Terry Knight & Team at Kiwi Spirit Distillery
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