Elemental Distillers started in 2016 to create handmade, boutique spirits and liqueurs in reflection of the local natural environment by incorporating locally sourced ingredients, natural processes and a generous helping of creativity. The distillery is located in New Zealand’s beautiful Marlborough, a district well-known for lush vineyards and vast coastal waterways.
Starting with cocktail bitters made entirely by hand in tiny 250 bottle batches, their Vermouth, amaro, liqueurs and a shed load of gin are in development.
Ben Leggett is a New Zealand born freelance drinks writer (Drinking Cup) and international spirits ambassador with a passion for the unique and boutique.
After 13 years working in the UK and EU drinks industry representing luxury spirit brands from cognac to scotch to gin, Ben launched his own brand of cocktail bitters in the UK to great success.
Now back in his home country and inspired by the global craft spirits boom, Ben has started Marlborough’s first dedicated craft distillery to help establish a global reputation for New Zealand spirits built on naturally grown, local ingredients.
Keep an eye out for the awards these brand new bitters are going to sure to collect in the near future!