The Juniper Collective

Monday10:00 am – 6:00 pm.

Tuesday10:00 am – 6:00 pm.

Wednesday10:00 am – 6:00 pm.

Thursday10:00 am – 6:00 pm.

Friday10:00 am – 6:00 pm.

Saturday10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Sunday10:00 am – 4:00 pm.

112 Cashel Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch

The Juniper Collective on Cashel Street is a beacon for Aotearoa gin.  This age-old spirit has completely exploded in recent years, and New Zealand is, naturally, at the fore. Yes, gin is more popular than ever and has become a mainstay in people’s drinks cabinets (we can thank lock-tails for that), so the opening of a dedicated boutique in Christchurch has received a rapturous welcome.

Like all great business ideas, owner Ashleigh Schuyl, spied a gap whilst supping a G&T during the lockdown in August 2021. There was no dedicated space to go and sample gins, and so the former teacher didn’t mess around and opened in November 2021. Ashleigh wanted a space where she could host private tastings (you can book these for up to 20 people) as well as showcase a large selection of New Zealand gin distilleries. She has succeeded. 

The Juniper Collective is beautifully curated and has a minimalist aesthetic; deliberately stepping away from the traditional crammed shelves of liquor stores. With various interpretations of bottle shape and size as well as colourful packaging, there is nothing conventional about shopping for gin. The shelves are also styled to perfection allowing each gin to shine.  In fact, you can easily traverse the distilleries from one end of New Zealand to the other by simply following the shelves - starting in Queenstown and working your way up to the tip of the North Island, capped off with a small offering of international gins.  

The range of gins is impressive; at any given time there are 150 different types of gins available. Whether you’re a die-hard London Dry drinker, New Plymouth or Old Tom fan or just want to experiment with a new variety, The Juniper Collective will be more than happy to help you choose. They always have a selection of their bestsellers open to sample, including recent winner at the World Gin Awards, Awildian, who are based in Thames, Coromandel. Fever Tree tonics are available too. 

Looking to find another gin boutique? Chances are you won’t. The Juniper Collective is the only store of its kind in New Zealand. There’s certainly something Neat about that.

Words by Kelly Tapper & Photography by Nancy Zhou

Information not correct? Report an error

Location

112 Cashel Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch

Nearby Places

Soul Quarter

Chef preparing dish.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury
Restaurants icon

Soul Quarter captures the essence of a contemporary brasserie – great service, simple and seasonal dishes, and a splash of how you say, je ne sais quoi.

Shopology

A bunch of hats suspended from the ceiling at Shopology.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury

Shopology is a collaborative retail space, where talented artisans, makers and designers come together.

Bessie

A table setting at Bessie, Christchurch's steak house.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury
Restaurants icon

Dark, a little brooding and faultless in its theme, Bessie is an immaculate display of fine dining in the inner city.

Head over Heels

Shoes and bags on display at Head Over Heels in Christchurch.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury

With New Zealand and international labels abound, expect plenty of classic shoe designs, mixed with fashion-forward options from the latest collections of top designers.

Similar Places

Pepa Stationery

Jar of coloured pencils.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury

Pepa is a very special store brimming with a collection of the most beautiful and user-friendly stationery from around the world.

University Bookshop

Entrance to the University of Canterbury Bookshop.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury

Nestled amongst the towering gum trees, manicured gardens and delightful river, the University Bookshop offers a vibrant shopping experience.

O-Studio

A waiting area inside O-Studio in Christchurch.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury

An unique concept, O-Studio is the work of three locals with a wide array of experiences in the world of sport, meditation, yoga and well-being.

Action Bicycle Club

The building which is home to Action Bicycle Club in Christchurch.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury

A specialist shop offering rentals, repairs, retro bikes for sale and an array of contemporary biking accessories.