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Cardrona Distillery

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Work Christmas Function

Kenny - what can I say?... He is simply brilliant at holding the attention of a large group of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ali S
Arrowtown, New Zealand
Awesome mountain distillery

We drove through Cardrona on our way to Wanaka and happened upon the bra fence. That took us to the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Norrkoping, Sweden
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“orange liqueur”(24 reviews)
“single malt”(8 reviews)
“gin and vodka”(7 reviews)
We are a small craft distillery nestled in the beautiful Cardrona valley . We produce traditional hand made spirits from malted barley, the time honoured way. We welcome you to come and visit us for a guided tour and tastings so we can share our...more
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2125 Cardrona Valley Road, Cardrona 9382, New Zealand
+64 3-443 1393
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All reviews orange liqueur single malt gin and vodka great gin lovely tasting free tasting taste testing lovely hosts barrel room fascinating tour tasting session well worth the stop cheese platter distilling process an interesting place to visit staff were so friendly whole process
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Kenny - what can I say?... He is simply brilliant at holding the attention of a large group of people with a fascinating talk about the wonderful distillery past, present and future. Amazing recall for names and a very humorous presentation. The Distillery tour is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ali S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We drove through Cardrona on our way to Wanaka and happened upon the bra fence. That took us to the distillery and it felt like divine intervention. It's worth the drive just for this. They say their spirits are among the best in the world...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Special treat visit from friends. Distillery tour and subsequent tasting. Striking location and expansive fit out. Cars kept at a good distance. Kenny our guide was great, the tour (small groups only) was informative and the tasting fun. The vodka and gin are great. Highly...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank samandhenry
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stopped here once on my way towards Wanaka. Very friendly and proud staff which will give you a taste or their vodka, gin and two liquors (when I visited). They had east imperial tonic for mixing your own gin & tonic which was a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 60FK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great tour, very interesting and the tasting at the end topped it off! Would highly recommend - great value for money!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AlexS5459
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I planned a visit as a surprise for my boyfriend who has actually never been to distillery before. The staff and environment is astonishing, I believe Daniel (?) took the distillery's hospitality above and beyond and over an hour long tour will seem like 10...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ellchoko
Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

If you love your Gin, this is certainly the best I have tasted. If you love Orange Liqueur, this is awesome. I'm not a huge Vodka fan but certainly, this one is quality. Really can't wait for the malt whisky release. Linda was our guide...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank chrisdV2469ZY
Reviewed October 12, 2018

Descending Crown Range Road to the picturesque gold rush era village of Cardrona, we were surprised to find a snappy new distillery right across from the famous old hotel and school, last remnants of those heady times. It looked interesting, so we decided on the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CarolDM1900
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

We did one of the distillery tours after a recommendation and it did not disappoint. One of our group has mobility issues so couldn’t go upstairs to see the distilling pots but Jose our guide brought as much downstairs and did the tour to include...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank joredders16
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

We were driving by and saw the sign so had to stop and have a look. We have spent time in boutique distilleries all around the world and we have found that they all offer unique and well crafted products. We weren’t disappointed, the vodka...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Nigel D
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