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
Limoncello Original Liqueur
Bright creamy cloudy straw color. Rich, citrusy aromas of lemon zest and lemon curd with a supple, crisp, fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a tingling, complex, medium-long honey, sugar cane, and minerals finish. A superbly pure and delicious limoncello.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
Limoncello Cream
Clear color. Rich, creamy, citrusy aromas of lemon meringue pie and whipping cream with a creamy, tangy, moderately sweet medium-to-full body and a smooth, complex, long white chocolate and nougat finish. A sensationally delicious and pure lemon cream liqueur for after-dinner enjoyment.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
Orangello Liqueur
Brilliant hazy light gold color. Bright, citrusy aromas of orange and tangerine zest and honey with a glycerous, lively, moderately sweet medium body and a tingling, compelling, medium-long simple syrup, minerals, and pepper finish. A vivacious and mouthwatering orange liqueur that will be great on it’s own or in cocktails.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
VDKA 6100
Clear color. Clean aromas of bread crust and cheese olive pastry with a soft, dryish light-to-medium body and a tingling, interesting, buoyant nougat, cream, minerals, and dried citrus finish. A very clean and attractive vodka.
91 points $31.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab