Hector’s takes inspiration from the natural beauty of the Akaroa region, crafting exquisite gin blends using only the finest botanicals sourced from the area.
Wainui, Banks Peninsula
Bladder kelp is briny and rich with an umami minerality. Used in Hector’s Long Harbour Ocean Wash to create a smooth long-lasting finish to the gin.
Little Akaloa, Banks Peninsula
Fragrant and delicate with a subtle sweet floral note which adds to our Hector’s Little Akaloa Pink Blossom Gin.
French Peak, Banks Peninsula
French Peak Pinot Noir is ruby red in colour with a fruit forward berry flavour lending a sweetness to our Hector’s French Farm Petit Pinot Gin.
Phytofarm, Little River
Lemon Verbena is largely zesty and aromatic. Used in our Hector’s Little River Lemon Verbena Gin, it creates a zingy herbaceous lemon scent.
Sweet and floral with a slightly bitter finish.
Distinct lemon flavour often used to add subtle citrus for taste.
Sweet and savoury with hints of peppermint, oregano, lemon or cinnamon.
Pungent camphor notes with bitterness and sweetness that is similar to anise and fennel.
An aroma similar to that of violets, its taste is floral and has a distinct bitter flavour to it.
(Citrus × sinensis)
Sweet yet tangy, it can also be a slightly sour when you get to the acid part of the flesh.
Warm, spicy, earthy and soothing, it is extremely aromatic and has sweet and savoury flavours at the same time.
Tastes citrusy, spicy and mildly sweet. It can have a roasted or nutty fragrance that come become more prominent at the expense of the citrus aroma.
A complex aroma with a piney, fruity and almost menthol like flavour.
Strong in flavour with an aromatic scent, when ripe they can be peppery and have a slight piney flavour.