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Each drop divine.

Known for charming the most ordinary occasion into something magical. A hand-selected, harmonious blend of pure New Zealand mountain water and the finest botanicals and spices.

"Well-balanced initial tastes of refreshing juniper with lingering citrus and peppery notes, all built on a generous base of local and exotic botanicals."


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Corporate Gifts

Give New Zealand’s goddess of gin

Our corporate gift packages allow you to purchase bulk quantities of Juno for the people in your life who deserve the best.

We even have options for adding your own branding and distillery tours (ideal for work functions).

Please contact us for more information.


Or call Dave James 027 837 1155

The Juno Journey

Juno Extra Fine Gin is the heart of a collection of New Zealand premium gins produced by BeGin Distilling Ltd.

BeGin Distilling Ltd is the husband and wife partnership of Taranaki locals Jo and Dave James—engineering meets the love of gin!

Why did we choose Juno as the goddess to reflect our gin?

Juno, wife of Jupiter and known as the goddess of marriage and domestic harmony. She is linked to the idea of vital force, fullness of vital energy and eternal youthfulness.

Juno is the perfect goddess to oversee the marriage of flavours that happens within the copper pot still during distillation. Ensuring that the carefully selected botanicals and the beautiful water of Mt Taranaki come to fruition as an extra fine gin of distinction.


Key to the perfect gin is the quality of the ingredients. From our extra neutral spirit, thrice distilled, to the robust juniper and golden coriander, only the best is selected. And for pure perfection, the water comes from Mt Taranaki.

Juno Extra Fine Gin has juniper at its heart with coriander bringing warmth and a hint of lemon.

Other key botanicals in Extra Fine gin include orris root, kaffir lime leaves, green cardamom, Angelica root, manuka and cassia bark.

For our seasonal variants, we use what is fresh and plentiful, the fruits and leaves that have flourished through the season.

We are working with New Zealand horticulturalists to eventually grow and harvest all our botanical ingredients sustainably, establishing new crops for future growth.

Batch Blog

Find your batch number
on the bottom of your Juno bottle

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Latest Batches

The Trailblazers Pack (2020)
Our Trailblazers gift pack includes four unique gins with three recipes chosen to reflect each… Read more >
Summer 2020
Introducing Summer 2020—the first of our seasonal gins for the year! Here's distiller Jo James… Read more >
Summer 2019
We've had a really warm, delicious and even hot summer. And one of the joys… Read more >
Spring 2018
Where last spring was the season of limes, this spring was the season of lemons.… Read more >
Winter 2018
This season we wanted to capture the fiery heart of winter. The strawberries have that… Read more >
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One of the foundations of Juno Gin is to “Make it Right”. This commitment to sustainability underpins everything we do.

Our Distillery: During the still design phase, we worked with our Taranaki engineering team, Rivet, to create a copper still that minimised waste production and where waste generation was unavoidable, included handling systems to allow recycling of by-products into other industries (our liquid by-products have been used to make beer and solids to make chocolate truffles).

We have a built-in system to harvest and store rainwater for the cooling condenser and we’ve incorporated design aspects to prevent (and recover) any heat loss during the distillation.

Botanicals: We source many of our botanicals locally and, for those only available overseas, we are working with local horticulturists and research bodies in order to switch from importing to growing in New Zealand instead.

The Great New Zealand Juniper Hunt: In 2018, we partnered with Massey University to seek juniperus communis plants in New Zealand so that commercial juniper crops can be established. You can read more about The Great New Zealand Juniper Hunt here.

Bottles: Our bottle labels are printed with organic inks and are recyclable.

Auckland Zoo

Home to 138 different species and over 875 animals, Auckland Zoo has the largest collection of native and exotic animals in New Zealand.

Of special interest to us is Archey’s Frog, Leiopelma archeyi, which is critically endangered. Archey’s frogs are the smallest of New Zealand’s four endemic frogs at around 37mm. One of New Zealand’s native frogs, it has several distinctive features, which make them very different from frogs elsewhere in the world. They have no external eardrum. They have round (not slit) eyes.

They don’t croak regularly like most frogs. They don’t have a tadpole stage (instead the embryo develops inside an egg, and then hatches as an almost fully-formed frog). The young are cared for by their parents – the male Archey’s frog carries his young offspring around on his back.

They live in misty, moist areas above 400m in altitude. They have been found at the Coromandel and one site west of Te Kuiti.

Along with a breeding programme for Archey’s frogs, Auckland Zoo also assists the Department of Conservation (DOC) with annual surveys and census of Archey’s frogs in Whareorino Forest.

On the list of the top 100 EDGE (Evolutionarily Distinct & Globally Endangered) amphibians, Archey’s frog is number one.

Juno Gin is the number one supporter of the Archey’s frog conservation programme at Auckland Zoo.

Juno Cocktail Guide


We’d love to introduce you to Juno

This is where you’ll find us over the next few months:

The First Pour: Spring 2020 Release
Wednesday 23rd (sold out) & Friday 25th September, 5:30-7pm
Juno Gin Distillery, New Plymouth.
Tickets for 25 Sep

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    On top of all the great bars and restaurants that serve Juno, here are the stores where you can purchase Juno:
    (Your local not on the list? Email us to see about stocking Juno.)

    Smith & Caughey, 253-261 Queen Street, Auckland
    Liquorland Newmarket, 480 Broadway, Newmarket, Auckland
    Prenzel of Whitford Shop, 7 Whitford Wharf Rd, Whitford

    Hamilton Beer & Wine Company, 856 Victoria Street
    Liquorland Dinsdale, 140 Whatawhata Road, Dinsdale
    Liquorland Cambridge, 26 Victoria Street, Cambridge
    Liquorland Taupo, 74 Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo
    The Merchant of Taupo, 114 Spa Road, Taupo

    Mount Wine Barrel, 423 Maunganui Rd, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga
    Liquorland Whakatane, 13 Peace Street, Whakatane
    Liquor King Greerton, 1235 Cameron Road, Tauranga

    Liquorland Gisborne, 191 Customhouse Street, Gisborne

    Liquorland Fitzroy, 594 Devon Street East, New Plymouth
    Liquor King New Plymouth, Cnr Devon & Mt Edgcumbe Streets, New Plymouth
    Super Liquor New Plymouth, 40 Leach St, New Plymouth
    Liquorland Courtney St, 222 Courtenay St, New Plymouth
    Butler’s Reef, Liquor Store, 1133 Main South Road, Oakura
    Waitara Super Liquor, 15 W Quay, Waitara

    Liquorland Wanganui, 291-293 Victoria Ave, Wanganui
    Liquorland Palmerston North, 105 Albert St, Palmerston North
    Liquorland 5 Star, 23 Bowen St, Feilding

    Liquorland Levin, 6 Exeter Street, Levin
    Liquorland Kapiti, 3/140 Kapiti Road, Paraparaumu

    Martinborough Wine Merchants, 6 Kitchener Street, Martinborough
    Liquorland Porirua, 18 Parumoana Street, Porirua
    Moore Wilson, Corner of Tory Street & College Street,  Te Aro, Wellington
    Liquorland Wellington Central, 233 Victoria Street, Te Aro, Wellington
    Cult Wine, 13 Murphy Street, Thorndon, Wellington

    Craft Beer Depot, 70 Achilles Ave, Nelson
    Liquorland New Street, 32 New Street, Nelson

    Liquorland Riccarton Road, 43 Riccarton Road, Christchurch
    Liquorland Church Corner, 334 Riccarton Road, Christchurch
    Ballantynes, Cashel St, Christchurch Central
    Punky Brewster, 22B Tyne St, Addington, Christchurch

    Henry’s Centre City, 95 Hanover St, Dunedin
    Henry’s Cromwell, 9 Elspeth Street, Cromwell


    Juno gets people talking. Here’s a little collection of Juno-in-the-media for your reading pleasure:

    For all media enquires, please email us.

    • Ponsonby News: Trailblazers Release (Mar 2020) – read online
    • Verve Magazine: Cocktail Recipe (Mar 2020) – read online
    • Destination NZ: Trailblazers Release (Feb 2020) – read online
    • Cityscape Christchurch Magazine: Trailblazers Release (Feb 2020) – read online
    • Hand sanitiser (Apr 2020) – read online
    • Cityscape Christchurch Magazine: Gin feature (July 2020) – read online (see p.40)
    • Food & Drink Business (Aus): Juno’s arrival in Australia (Jun 2019) – read online
    • The Great NZ Juniper Hunt: Newstalk ZB (Apr 2019) – listen
    • The Great NZ Juniper Hunt: NZ Herald & The Country (Apr 2019) – read online
    • The Great NZ Juniper Hunt: Daily News (Apr 2019) – read online
    • The Great NZ Juniper Hunt: Noted (Feb 2019) – read online
    • The Great NZ Juniper Hunt: Farmers Weekly – read online
    • The Great NZ Juniper Hunt: Radio New Zealand (Feb 2019) – listen
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