Gin Loot: Celebrate quarantine-free travel in the Trans-Tasman bubble with Scapegrace Gin

As the quarantine-free travel bubble launches between Australia and New Zealand with flights across the Tasman Sea, online alcohol subscription service Gin Loot is celebrating with a drop of the New Zealand gin Scapegrace.

Scapegrace is a contemporary Kiwi juice from just outside Auckland. Made in a 19th-century John Dore pot still in very small batches, the gin uses 12 botanicals (described as “nature’s wild apostles”). Scapegrace place a great emphasis on the quality of water used in production, as this gin contains the purest NZ water from the country’s Southern Alps.

The still used to make this gin was apparently found in an old shed. Thankfully, Scapegrace has given it some love, and it is back to doing what it was made for: distilling top-quality spirits. 

Scapegrace flavours its gin with botanicals of juniper, coriander, nutmeg, cardamom, lemon peel, orange peel, orris, cinnamon, cassia, angelica, clove and liquorice – fairly traditional stuff. The gin takes its name from an old-fashioned word meaning “scoundrel” – which is apt, as the company’s first name was the Rogue Society Distilling Co. In 2018, this gin won Best London Dry at the International Spirits Awards, which were held in London – certainly an impressive away win!

Scapegrace Small Batch Dry Gin (700ML) RRP $71.00 – available at

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