Tasting Notes: Orchard Gin

Our signature gin expression, Orchard is a contemporary style gin that is hand-crafted and single-shot distilled in small batches. Traditional and native botanicals are infused together with orchard pears which pay homage to our home orchard in Papaiti where the idea of Papaiti Gin began.


Juniper, coriander seed, angelica root, liquorice root, cassia bark, orris root, nutmeg, lemon peel, lime peel, kawakawa leaf, pear.

Tasting notes:

Experience juniper and citrus notes at the front of the palate which evolve in the mouth through subtle peppery kawakawa and earthy nutmeg tones to a sweet and lingering pear finish.

Drink with:

Papaiti Orchard gin is the perfect choice for a sunny afternoon or warm evening gin and tonic. It pairs exceptionally well with neutral tonic waters or soda water. 

To celebrate those festive occasions, or as a special treat for yourself, try an Orchard Gin Fizz.

​​🍸 30ml Orchard Gin

🍸 2 tsp sugar syrup

🍸 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice

🍸 1 egg white (optional)

🍸 top up with Prosecco or champagne*

Combine your Orchard Gin, sugar syrup, lemon juice and egg white (if using this, it will create a beautiful white foam on the top of your cocktail) into a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously for 30 seconds then fill with ice and shake it again. Strain into a champagne flute (or your cocktail glass of choice) and top up with Prosecco or Champagne. 

*For a lighter version you can swap out the Prosecco or champagne for soda water.