New Zealand,

we're coming home...

  A World Class Family Owned, Producer of Award-Winning Super Premium Small Batch Spirits

The history

or more accurately... 'his' story.

David Goulding aka ‘Granddad Jack’ was born in 1919 in Timaru. As a testimony to his legacy & a life well-lived, grandson David Ridden (left) & great-grandson Luke Ridden (right), opened Granddad Jack’s Craft Distillery on the Gold Coast, Australia.

After much success and international awards the kiwi boys have decided to bring the spirit back home!

READ OUR STORY ...

MEET OUR FAMILY

and watch what to see what we're all about... 

spirits that are carefully crafted, distilled & bottled by hand.

just like granddad jack, our business values remain:

quality along with the days of a handshake & a person's word

our product range

Handcrafted in Australia and exported to New Zealand 

Our strategic and successful business model in Australia has seen phenomenal growth through direct sales from our distillery and sales to very select bars. We have a heavy focus on alignment with core brand relevant events, attending some of Australia's biggest events each year. 

Our model for New Zealand is to work with a very selective group of high end, super-premium distribution & retail partners and help them to build an even better business into the future.

 CONTEMPORARY GIN

greenhouse gin

...easy to make friends with.

  37.5% ABV / 750ML / RRP $77 NZD

Greenhouse Gin tastes like a beachside gin should; relaxed, soothing and fresh with a gentle, botanical combination of Cucumber, Rose-hip, Lemon Myrtle, Grapefruit Peel and Juniper.

Our gateway gin is easy to make friends with. If you’re new to gin or you’ve had a negative experience with the spirit, then this gin will make it all better! It’s soft and gentle and full of citrus flavour.

This gin was named because of the love Granddad Jack had for gardening in his beloved greenhouse and makes good company on a Summer's day tinkering in the backyard. Enjoy with a bottle of NZ's East Imperial Grapefruit Tonic in a G&T or in our signature Seymour Street cocktail. 

The only eucalyptus & lime cocktail you'll need...

 LONDON-DRY GIN

two pencils gin

...smooth & rich with proper juniper tones...

  40% ABV / 750ML / RRP $75 NZD

Two Pencils is a London dry gin through and through. Smooth and rich with proper juniper tones; enhanced with citrus or sweet liqueurs, this is the just-juniper-gin you've been craving. Perfect for any juniper-loving enthusiast wanting a premium gin experience.

This gin was named after the currency from an earlier time in Granddad Jack's life. To make a penny, Granddad Jack would go to the Timaru races in the South Island of New Zealand and break a full pencil into two halves, sharpening each end and selling them for the same price as a full one... genius!
Enjoy in a classic G&T. 

Just add cucumber, this drink speaks for itself.

our product range

Handcrafted in Australia and exported to New Zealand 

Our strategic and successful business model in Australia has seen phenomenal growth through direct sales from our distillery and sales to very select bars. We have a heavy focus on alignment with core brand relevant events, attending some of Australia's biggest events each year. 

Our model for New Zealand is to work with a very selective group of high end, super-premium distribution & retail partners and help them to build an even better business into the future.

greenhouse gin

 CONTEMPORARY GIN

  37.5% ABV / 750ML / RRP $77 NZD

Greenhouse Gin tastes like a beachside gin should; relaxed, soothing and fresh with a gentle, botanical combination of Cucumber, Rose-hip, Lemon Myrtle, Grapefruit Peel and Juniper.

Our gateway gin is easy to make friends with. If you’re new to gin or you’ve had a negative experience with the spirit, then this gin will make it all better! It’s soft and gentle and full of citrus flavour.

This gin was named because of the love Granddad Jack had for gardening in his beloved greenhouse and makes good company on a Summer's day tinkering in the backyard. Enjoy with a bottle of NZ's East Imperial Grapefruit Tonic in a G&T or in our signature Seymour Street cocktail. 

...easy to make friends with.

The only eucalyptus & lime cocktail you'll need...

two pencils gin

 LONDON DRY GIN

  40% ABV / 750ML / RRP $75 NZD

Two Pencils is a London dry gin through and through. Smooth and rich with proper juniper tones; enhanced with citrus or sweet liqueurs, this is the just-juniper-gin you've been craving. Perfect for any juniper-loving enthusiast wanting a premium gin experience. 

This gin was named after the currency from an earlier time in Granddad Jack's life. To make a penny, Granddad Jack would go to the Timaru races in the South Island of New Zealand and break a full pencil into two halves, sharpening each end and selling them for the same price as a full one... genius! Enjoy in a classic  G&T. 

...smooth & rich with proper juniper tones...

Just add cucumber, this drink speaks for itself

65 Miles gin

 NAVY-STRENGTH GIN

  57% ABV / 750ML / RRP $80 NZD

Make sure you’re sitting down to sip this one. Not from the navy-strength of the Gin, but the whoa factor it brings on. Hello juniper, my friend. After 28 iterations, this gin is fierce but a worthy assault on the senses.

65 Miles is the ultimate testimony to Granddad Jack. A first of its kind, this gin will make the whisky-lover in your life very happy packing heat and baking spice, balanced with juniper but abrupt all the same.

This gin is a hero at every BBQ or the perfect companion to carry in a hip flask on a 65-mile trek throughout New Zealand!

Our hard-arse gin was named after a young Granddad Jack no older than thirteen, rode sixty-five miles to a sheep station looking for work to save the family farm from the local bailiff. Just like the man himself, this Gin speak to the character and hard-arse nature of Granddad Jack.

Enjoy with a bottle of NZ's East Imperial Grapefruit Tonic in a G&T or in our signature Rosemary Ripper cocktail. For those up to the challenge, sip it straight and identify all of the botanicals!

...fierce, but a worthy assault on the senses.

Try this 'ripper' of a cocktail for yourself.

Barbershop
coffee liqueur

 LIQUEUR

  25% ABV / 750ML / RRP $65 NZD

Awarded a rare double gold medal in the 2020 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, 'Best in the World'. You be the judge...

Made from locally sourced beans from the Gold Coast's finest coffee roasters, Social Espresso, then infused with Coconut, Vanilla, Eucalyptus and Cinnamon for a delightful, velvety nightcap. 

This liqueur was handcrafted to honour Granddad Jack's love of coffee (sometimes with a bit of extra oomph) and named after the seventy years Granddad Jack spent working as a barber where he was still charging $4 a cut when he retired at 70. Enjoy in a traditional espresso martini or our spiked affogato, making it a welcome dessert guest at your next soirée. Delicious on the rocks or served with milk, yum!.

...a delightful, velvety nightcap.

You'll never make another espresso again!

penny vodka

 GRAPE-BASED SPIRIT

40% ABV / 750ML / RRP $70 NZD

Smooth, clean and crisp. The perfect Vodka for enjoying neat or with the cocktail of your choice. Made to enjoy, without the hefty hangover. 

Did you know that the price of a penny from 1930 can range in value from 25c to $2million dollars today!?

Back in the 1930's Granddad Jack was earning pennies but with his hard work managed to pay off the family farm. This vodka was named to honour that hard work. 

Enjoy this one with your favourite soda or in a caipiroska. 

Smooth, clean & crisp.

An easy cocktail to make for the weekend...

our product range

Handcrafted in Australia and exported to New Zealand 

Our strategic and successful business model in Australia has seen phenomenal growth through direct sales from our distillery and sales to very select bars. We have a heavy focus on alignment with core brand relevant events, attending some of Australia's biggest events each year. 

Our model for New Zealand is to work with a very selective group of high end, super-premium distribution & retail partners and help them to build an even better business into the future.

GREENHOUSE GIN

37.5% ABV / 750ML / RRP $77 NZD

65 MILES GIN

57% ABV / 750ML / RRP $80 NZD

TWO PENCILS GIN

40% ABV / 750ML / RRP $75NZD

BARBERSHOP
COFFEE LIQUEUR

25% ABV / 750ML / RRP $65 NZD

Awarded Double Gold Medal at the
San Francisco World Spirits Competition

PENNY VODKA

40% ABV / 750ML / RRP $70NZD

OFFICIAL SPIRIT OF NEW YORK YACHT CLUB'S AMERICAN MAGIC!

proud spirits supplier for the challenger series 

for tastings and to discuss opportunities contact:

Celeste Shirley, NZ Sales Manager & Brand Ambassador / Ph 0220 826 108 / celeste@granddadjacks.com
New Zealand - www.granddadjacks.co.nz // socials @granddadjacks_nz
Australia - www.granddadjacks.com // socials @granddadjacks