The Bond Store: Raising Spirits in More Ways Than One

Kapiti Coast distillery The Bond Store is no highbrow distillery - they’re innovative and fun-loving spirits-makers and they’re shaking up the way Kiwis think about their favourite tipples.

Focused on sustainable practices in their craft, The Bond Store is all about the philosophy that life is for living. Their unique and locally made gin and vodka have already become mainstays of the Wellington bar scene and beyond, while the brand’s recently released premium canned Cocktail Collusion range now brings top shelf mixology expertise into the homes and backyards of cocktail-loving Kiwis all over the country.

With their popular products ranging from a delicate, botanical Kawakawa gin, infused with native leaves handpicked from owners Chris Barber and Bec Kay’s own rural property to delectable coffee vodka made with organic beans in collaboration with popular coffee brand L’affare, The Bond Store offers unique, local, and carefully crafted spirits made with passion to the New Zealand market.

The Bond Store thinks about things differently and challenges others to do the same.

A limited-edition release of their Kawakawa Gin now comes housed in its very own handmade wooden rat trap gift box, to help more people play a part in conserving New Zealand’s native birdlife by getting out and trapping rats in their own backyards.

A practical, sustainable, and highly unique alternative to a regular, disposable gift box, the ‘no-touch traps were made by a not-for-profit community organisation on the Kāpiti Coast and come complete with a sachet of Pic’s Peanut Butter - a rat favourite - to bait it once the gin bottle has been removed. So far, they have been extremely popular.

As well as promoting a relaxed, Kiwi vibe through their products, The Bond Store’s unique brand also prompts everyone - from merchant to consumer - to think about their individual impact on sustainability as an underlying philosophy.

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