Our ancestor’s story’s and myths are the root of inspiration for this gin.
Totara is our forests giant, granted with long life and known to live for over 1000 years. Its leaves, bark and berries have been used for generations to heal the sick and wounded and its timber is prized above all others for its longevity and strength.
It is a tree that grows naturally in the place we call home, it is our way of taking a little of our beautiful home with us where ever we go.
Totara Gin is a harmonious blend of tradition and new ideas.
Using endemic New Zealand botanicals we forage from our pristine native forests to create for you, a fusion of smooth old timely gin with the purity of New Zealand’s crystal clear spring water and untouched native forests. The result is a clean botanical earthy gin like no other. A real taste of New Zealand.
Totara or Podocarpus Totara is tree endemic to New Zealand with bright red berries, popular for Maori carvings and building wakas.
Gentle hints of walking through a Totara and Kahikatea forest with harmonious floral characters, with Juniper and wild pine gently envelops your taste buds followed by a silky smooth finish.
40% ALC by volume
The Gin Tot
1 measure of Totara Gin
2 measures of cranberry juice
1/4 measure of TeKiwi Lime Liqueur
1/4 of a fresh lime
Add all ingredients to an mixing shaker with 6 cubes of ice and shake the heck out of it till you can't hold on to the shaker because it's so cold.
Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a slice of lime.
Or, alternatively for a long drink.
Add all ingredients to an ice filled highball glass.
Top up with soda. Stir and enjoy.