Launched in 2014 the award-winning Scapegrace portfolio provides a modern and progressive lens to the traditional category of gin.
Known as the “gin from the bottom of the world,” Scapegrace is produced on New Zealand’s South Island using water sourced from one of the world’s last natural aquafers, fed from the country’s Southern Alps. The botanicals are distilled using neutral grain spirit in a restored 19th century copper pot still found in an abandoned shed. Master Distiller John Fitzpatrick uses 12 botanicals for Scapegrace Classic (juniper berries, lemon peel, orange peel, coriander seeds, cardamom pods, nutmeg, cloves, angelica root, licorice root, orris root, cinnamon sticks, and cassia bark), and a thirteenth for the navy strength Scapegrace Gold expression (dried tangerine).
Scapegrace, which means ‘rogue’, ‘rascal’ or a ‘free-spirited’ is presented in a black-tinted bottle inspired by 19th century antique genever containers. The black tint protects the liquid and is a nod to gin’s somewhat murky history over the years. Handcrafted and batch distilled, each bottle features its batch number on the label strip over the capsule.
Developed with bartenders in mind to be versatile in classic and modern cocktails, the Scapegrace profile is classically citrus and super smooth. Scapegrace Classic is bottled at 42.2% abv while the navy strength Scapegrace Gold is bottled at 57% abv.
Scapegrace is currently the number one super-premium gin in New Zealand.