Our grains

Gladfield Malt knows that we must use the best grains to make the best malts.

The beautiful temperate climate on the Canterbury Plains is known for producing high-quality grain.

Most of the grain we use to make our malts are grown locally on our Dunsandel farm, and the remainder is sourced from 45 selected growers from around the Canterbury region.

Gladfield’s malts are 100% natural, and no genetically-modified (GM) grains are used to make our malts.

The water used in the malting process do not contain chemicals to accelerate germination, and no bleach is added to the grain to change the malt’s visual appearance.

Our distilling malts only use the best quality non-genetically modified barley varieties that have low nitrogen contents, and do not produce carcinogens in finished whisky.


We select the best quality locally grown grains for malting based on scientifically-tested results relevant to the grain variety.

We then combine the grain with years of experience, tradition, and technology to create truly authentic crafted malts.


Our malting plant is the most sophisticated and high tech in New Zealand. Our roaster is the most modern in Australasia and we use this new technology to produce our coloured and speciality malt range.


Distillers should take note: Gladfield Malt is using an in-house smoker to produce beautiful, unique smoky malts.

We are currently producing a Mild Peat Smoked Malt and a Manuka Smoked Malt that are primarily suited for use in single malt distilling. We can smoke your malt to order.


If you want to make a unique brew packed full of flavour, we can customise your malt order. Talk to us to see how we can help you (minimum 5-tonne order applies).



We sell our base malts in 1kg, 5kg, 25kg, and 500kg bulk bags. All our other malts are sold in 1kg, 5kg and 25kg bags, and we use a unique colour-coded system for easy identification.

We are happy to customise the size of the packaging, from 400kg to 850kg in bags, and also offer bulk malt silos.

We can also mix a beer recipe into a bulk bag to save you time at the brewery.

Our popular 25kg bag has been specially designed so that it does not need to be opened with a sharp tool.


Export logistics

We ship our malts on a CIF (cos, insurance, freight) basis. We can load containers with palletized or loose stacked in 20’ or 40’ containers.




Quality control

To make the best most flavoursome beers and whiskies, we understand you need to use the best malts. We only release our malt for sale when we have tested that the malts meet or exceed our high standards.

We are passionate about producing high-quality, consistent malts all year round. We will not compromise on quality.

How do you recognise a good malt? Gladfield Malts are fat and even, clean and bright, free of dust and chaff. The malt smells sweet and fresh, is beautifully crunchy and tastes great.



We support our customers by providing batch or lot analysis about our malts before you start brewing or distilling.

You can access all the technical information listed on the Certificate of Analysis (CoA) anytime through the Client Portal. If you are a commercial client you can have access to our portal, please contact us for more information.






Recipe/malt conversion

Gladfield Malt has developed an app to help you with converting your recipes to Gladfield Malt. The app is free and it is available for Android and iOS.