About Gin and Genever from New Zealand

About Gin  and  Genever from New Zealand
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

Gin and Genever

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
Championz Gin
87 points
Brilliant clear color. Aromas and flavors of candied violets and tangerine peels, pink pepper, and juniper jam with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long finish with suggestions of rice candy, yuzu, pepper, and wet stone. A lovely floral Gin with a solid earthy herbal backbone that will be a handy choice for effortless cocktailing.