Hosted tastings of three of our selected Greytown gins can be enjoyed from our Tasting Shed inside the Blackwell and Sons emporium, either by special appointment or without bookings on Fridays, Saturdays and special holidays (10am-4pm).

We’ll give you a tasting size pour in our special crystal tasting glasses, explain the story behind the gin and help you identify the local botanicals that give it the unique flavours and balance we are famous for, then we’ll match it with them with the perfect tonic so you can be refreshed, exhilarated or relaxed by some of the most recognised gins in New Zealand.

Each tasting takes around 10 minutes and groups of up to four or a maximum of six are ideal.

There is no fee collected for the tasting but you are welcome to tip with some good advice your grandfather gave you. That’s how we tip in New Zealand.

Retail sales of our gins are also available from the GDC Tasting Shed between 10am and 4pm daily.

If you get to Greytown after 4pm, hurry along to Greytown's landmark White Swan Country Hotel on Main Street. The White Swan is the official bar of the Greytown Distilling Company. Nick, Rosie and the Swan team will serve up GDC gins just the way you like them.