Bootleggers welcomes New Zealand's leading restaurants and cocktail bars to the smuggle. Step outside of the norm of traditional mixers and discover the collections by Bootleggers, smuggling only the finest ingredients into each and every bottle.
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The Gin Drinker's Collection.
The Gin Drinker’s Collection, by Bootleggers is the ultimate collection of tonic waters for the most discerning gin drinker.
Each tonic water is carefully crafted to enhance the most sophisticated gins.
Find your ‘perfect partner’ for any gin when you discover the collection. We encourage all gin drinkers to step outside the norm of traditional tonics and let your chosen gin be mixed with your chosen tonic water.
Pick your gin, pick your tonic.
Born to raise the standard
In 2011, James Waugh, a curious local bartender of Wellington’s iconic Matterhorn, believed premium spirits deserved mixers of equal stature. He sought to create a range of premium beverages perfectly paired to these top shelf tipples.
STARTED IN A BROOKLYN BASEMENT
The pursuit of perfection began by hand-sourcing ingredients from around the world. From working with seven equally unique varieties of high-altitude, Peruvian cinchona to discovering the finest fair trade ginger from India, keeping it real with organic lemons and limes to creating our own unique bitters with organic cinnamon, clove, cardamom and burnt organic peel. Over 100s of after hours and secret recipes, James developed the knack for producing true ‘craft’ mixers, from a clandestine bar in his Brooklyn basement. Bootleggers is a true celebration of produce, provenance and people - underground and above the rest in quality, taste and usability with the best in premium spirits.
breaking contracts, raising spirits
The bars and restaurants we work with value high quality ingredients perfectly crafted to accompany premium spirits. Bartenders want ingredients that enable them to get creative and mix and master world-class cocktails and drinks. So why restrict yourself to what everyone else is having? If you love your establishment, set it free.
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