A World Class Family Owned, Producer of Award-Winning Super-Premium Small Batch Spirits. 
Proudly made in Australia and enjoyed around the world.

our product range (USA)

Each spirit is named & inspired by moments in granddad jack’s life


40% ABV / 750ML  
100% Organic, Gluten Free & Vegan Friendly

Our Contemporary Gin is known as Granddad Jack’s ‘gateway gin’ and at 37.5% ABV it is a smooth, clean, botanical gin easy to make friends with. The botanical list is cucumber, rose-hip, lemon myrtle, grapefruit peel and juniper - soft and gentle and not at all herbal. 

Why the name?

He loved sitting with friends and family in his backyard by the greenhouse, sipping on a good whiskey (usually homemade) or gin, and chatting all afternoon amid his beloved gardens.  


57% ABV / 750ML100% Organic, Gluten Free & Vegan Friendly

Sit down to sip our navy strength gin! At 57% ABV and after 28 iterations, this gin is fierce but worthy, full of cinnamon, clove, orange, star anise and cardamom. Think spice, heat and not an unfriendly clash with juniper, but full-flavoured all the same.

Why the name?

Representing Granddad Jack’s adventures and the tough roads he travelled throughout his early years and is specifically named after the 65 Miles he, at age 14, had to bike to get to work and back every week. This is the ultimate testimony to the man. 


25% ABV / 750ML 
100% Organic, Gluten Free & Vegan Friendly

A delightfully delicious liqueur made using locally sourced coffee from roaster, Social Espresso, and Two Amigos Cold Brew. Infused with coconut, vanilla, eucalyptus and cinnamon, this double gold medal-winning liqueur makes the perfect espresso martini.

Why the name?

This liqueur was handcrafted to honour Granddad Jack’s love of a good cup of coffee and was named after the seventy years he spent working as a Barber. He was still charging $4 a cut when he retired.

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


The only australian spirit to have ever partnered with the new york yacht club's american magic, americas cup team.

Proud, exclusive spirit partner, 2021


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The history

or more accurately... 'his' story.

David Goulding, aka ‘Granddad Jack,’ was born on the 11th of June 1919 in a small town on the South Island in New Zealand called Timaru. He never got the chance to meet his father, who died before Granddad Jack was born.

In 2018, as a testimony to his legacy and a life well-lived, grandson David Ridden & great-grandson Luke Ridden opened Granddad Jack’s Craft Distillery. Along with distilling award-winning gin, vodka, coffee liqueur & small-batch special releases, they produce their take on an old family favourite, Granddad Jack’s beloved whiskey. His spirit indeed lives on through the generations & we’re excited to bring you along for the journey.


for tastings and to discuss opportunities contact:

David Ridden, Founder & Head of Export
Email: david@granddadjacks.com
Follow us: @granddadjacks_usa