At 5 Mile Distilling we believe that a distillery can be much more than a place for crafting spirits. Under our banner of 'Spirits Worth Sharing,' our purpose is built around the power of sharing - sharing the stunning beauty of Taupo, Aotearoa; sharing our knowledge; sharing in the responsibility of preserving and enrich our environment; and sharing in the prosperity and growth of our people and community.
We exist not merely to distil spirits, but to craft connections and contribute to sustainable local growth. Every bottle we produce isn't just a beverage; it's a vessel carrying our shared vision, a testament to our dedication, and a part of the spirit of Taupo.
'Spirits Worth Sharing' is not simply a catchy slogan—it embodies our purpose. It echoes our values, tells our story, and invites everyone to join in this shared experience. This is our 'why'. This is the essence of 5 Mile Distilling.
To inspire our people, the Taupō community, and the distilling community to achieve extradentary things, enriching shared experiences and fostering a greener, more connected future.
Sharing - We believe in the spirit of sharing as a fundamental part of our journey. It's about sharing insights, supporting our environment, and helping our community grow. Through sharing, we build stronger connections and make a real difference in the lives of those around us.
Community - Our commitment to the community is at the heart of everything we do. It’s about building strong relationships, actively engaging with people, and uplifting each other. Together, we create an environment of mutual support and growth, fostering a sense of belonging and a shared drive towards making a positive impact.
Stewardship - We are dedicated to treading lightly on the planet and engaging responsibly with our community. This dedication extends to conducting our business with the highest ethical standards and promoting responsible enjoyment of our spirits. By championing sustainable practices, we not only reduce our environmental impact but also advocate for the well-being and safety of Taupō and beyond.
Innovation - We embrace innovation as a key driver of our journey, constantly seeking new ways to enhance our practices, products, and engagement with the community. Our approach to innovation is grounded in sustainability, ensuring that as we evolve, we do so with care for our planet and respect for traditions. This spirit of innovation pushes us to explore, adapt, and improve, making every step forward meaningful for Taupō and beyond.