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A trip to the Illicit Past... Gore’s colourful past as a centre for illicit whisky distilling and bootlegging is brought to life at the Hokonui Moonshine Museum. The adventures of the Scottish settlers and their exploits to avoid run-ins with the...more
We called in here for a look whilst passing through Gore, free parking outside and toilets inside. $5 entry fee for adults gets you a look around the museum and a small taste test of the 3 different whiskeys available for purchase. Friendly staff. Quite...More
Lovely young lady on the desk greeted us cheerfully and put on the film to give us an overview of the moonshine industry history in the district.
The museum itself is well laid out, the story well told in pictures and words and exhibits.
GoreNZ, Senior Consultant at Hokonui Moonshine Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2018
Thank you for visiting us, for your kind review and moonshine tasting recommendation.
We are delighted to note that you had a pleasant experience; and appreciate your valuable feedback on our museums exhibits, service and moonshine tasting.
Thank you once again for your review and...More
We spent a little bit more than one hour in the museum... read (a lot) of the material shown and learnt (a lot) about the illicit production of whisky, first to evade the taxman and then to go around the prohibition on alcohol that prevailed...More
GoreNZ, Senior Consultant at Hokonui Moonshine Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2018
Thank you for your lovely review. We so appreciate you taking the time for sharing such a positive experience. It means the world to the team.
A lot of settlers from Scotland settled in Gore in the early 1800's. They were used to making their own whiskey in Scotland tax free so when The British government in New Zealand tried to tax their whiskey they went underground and distilled bootleg whiskey....More
Very interesting museum, Awesome staff too. I was lucky enough that they even took a few photos for me for my trip.More
GoreNZ, Senior Consultant at Hokonui Moonshine Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2018
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on Trip Advisor. We're delighted that you found the moonshine museum interesting. It certainly was our pleasure to host Gore Lions Convention tour.
We hope to welcome you back to the Museum in the near...More