About New Zealand Spirits

About New Zealand Spirits
The spirits industry in New Zealand is a modest one, producing several types of vodka (flavored and unflavored) along with a local take on such beverages as cream liqueur, limoncello and several others. Quality especially on a few examples of limoncello is excellent, as these products offer intense lemon character along with distinct spiciness.

There are also ready made cocktails that are produced, such as Margarita as well as various fruit daiquiris.

Top Picks for New Zealand

Sovrano Limoncello Cream Liqueur
93 points
Light gold color. Aromas of lemon curd, vanilla kefir, goat’s milk, and lemon oil with a creamy, crisp, sweet medium-to-full body and a seamless, crisp sweet cream and lemon drop candies finish. A creamy, lemony treat that begs another sip.
Sovrano Limoncello Original Liqueur
92 points
Creamy opaque golden yellow color. Citrusy aromas of lemon drop candies and lime pop with a creamy, lively, sweet medium-to-full body and a smooth, medium-length egg custard tart, lemon bar, powdered sugar, and meyer lemon pudding finish. A rich and creamy lemony treat that rewards the drinker with bright citrus notes and custard; a great after-dinner treat.
Awards: 2018 Best Limoncello Liqueur
Broken Shed Vodka
90 points
Clear color. Aromas of fresh cream and hint of fresh fennel with a supple, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a medium-length cream puff and powdered sugar finish. A creamy, balanced vodka; smooth as silk.
90 points $26.99
Scapegrace Gin
90 points
Clear color. Aromas of cucumber, lime and orange candies, and cinnamon confection with a satiny, vibrant, off-dry light-to-medium body and a warming, medium-length fresh juniper and yuzu finish. A contemporary gin with a juicy, fresh, summertime vibe.
90 points $34.99