The National Distillery Company is a New Zealand distillery based in Ahuriri, Hawke’s Bay, an old maritime town steeped in history and character. Founded by a great mix of bartenders, distillers, brewers, and chefs, the NDC team is Blair Nicholl, Ricardo Reis, and Cristian Hossack. They are strongly dedicated to making the finest spirits on earth with a ‘grain to glass” approach. They produce a wide range of award-winning premium and ultra premium gins and have added their first vodka.
The distillery is located in an historic Art nouveau 1930's landmark building, formerly home of the National Tobacco Company and Rothmans. Considered an architectural rarity, the Distillery is an impressive example of the birth of modernism in New Zealand. Architect Louis Hay's original drawings were based on the idea of an ‘arch within a square’.