Banging brand identity for Rifters Gin.


Rifters is a small-batch boutique gin. Handcrafted in New Zealand using flavourful botanicals and pure New Zealand artesian water and housed in the Central Otago countryside. Made to be enjoyed in good company.

Rifters was started by a couple of kiwi builders, Hamish & Stu who are pretty fond of gin. One day in the workshop, they decided they might have a nudge at creating their own. A couple of years later and a whole lot of trial, they figured things out. So much so, Rifters has gone on to win multiple awards around the globe.

We’ve worked with the team since the get go crafting their logo design, illustration, product embossing, packaging and marketing collateral. Many years on they are a multi-award winning brand. Their packaging and product has won a myriad of international awards including multiple awards for Packaging Design San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2022.

Follow their journey at

Client Testimonial

“Jamie and the team at Paulownia are a pleasure to deal with, they always deliver great work, in a timely manner.”

— Hamish Bourke

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