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We're in the process of a new liquor license application at our brand new distillery.

Unfortunately, this means we cannot sell online until this is granted. We're really sorry and hope to be back selling online soon! Leave your e-mail address to get notified when our shop is open again.

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We make rum, gin and vodka

and we are Black Collar.

People say our spirits are pretty good and we’ve even got a few medals from some quite serious worldwide spirits competitions. We’re Bay of Islands based and fully available nationwide at all good liquor stores.


We were always on the hunt for good tasting spirits with depth and flavour that didn’t break the bank and never quite finding any that quite hit the spot, we wondered just how difficult it would be to make our own… After a lot of research, discussion and debate (over many, many drinks!), we had a plan that later developed into the Black Collar Distillery we have today.

We spent years researching the craft of producing spirits. This included everything from processes to equipment like stills, tanks, pumps, regulations to flavour and then which botanicals to use, what are complementary pairings and what would give our spirits that depth and flavour we’d been searching for? Our tests were exhaustive, sometimes frustrating but ultimately highly refreshing! Once we’d finally established the combinations of everything that produced the unique Black Collar taste, we knew we were in this for real.

Even with a great tasting product, the drinks industry is a scary one to enter. Dominated by huge global players, producing for the mass market, we felt like the underdog right from the start. Not even sure if we had a chance of lasting a month, we had put everything into this and with the odds stacked so highly against us, we knew that our hunger and determination to deliver top quality spirits would be key to our success.

Every revolution starts with one voice and we had just kicked off ours - Black Collar was alive.

The whole house gets excited when a Black Collar delivery comes.
Your gin is exquisite. Thank you.
Such nice rum, sooo easy to drink, very smooth.
Really loving Black Collar Gin. Ordering more shortly
Thanks for keep us strong in lockdown, love your work.
Black Collar Rum is beautifffful! Just received it this morning
Thanks for being part of my Coronaday holidays. All your stuff is amazing
Black Collar has to rate as one of our favourites
You guys are legends, overnight delivery !!

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