No8 is the first hand-distilled Gin and liquor in Dunedin. No8 Distillery is sourcing all its ingredients locally, its alcohol is vegan.
4 generations in the making
No.8 Distillery comes from the need to get things done with what we had to hand while setting up and installing our distillery during the April 2020 lockdown & fix everything with a No8 wire cable. Our still is a beautiful Franken-machine named “Therese” with all sorts of parts thrown together and reconfigurable (yes, we both played a lot with lego when we were kids). We’ve ended up with a unique still that can do more than most stills her size.
The No.8 attitude carries on in the way that we’ll experiment with different and unconventional ways of extraction to see what we get. Julien also created our first gin – the Horopito Fire Gin with 8 main ingredients.