About Liqueurs from New Zealand

About Liqueurs 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


Sovrano Limoncello Cream Liqueur
93 points
Opaque creamy straw yellow color. Inviting aromas and flavors of lemon chiffon cake, buttercream, vanilla custard, and lemon bar with a creamy, vibrant, very sweet full body and a graceful, medium-length finish with accents of lemon shortbread cookies and whipped cream finish. A decadent, creamy lemon liqueur that’s easy to love.
93 points $12.99
Sovrano Limoncello Original Liqueur
92 points
Nearly opaque bright yellow color. Aromas of fresh lemon peel, hint of peppermint, lemon verbena, and lemongrass with a round, crisp, sweet medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length lemon-poppyseed scone and lemon marmalade finish. A naturally vibrant limoncello, a concentrated and pure expression that will work beautifully in cocktails and punches.
92 points $12.99
Sovrano Coffee Liqueur
91 points
Best Buy
Mahogany color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate graham cracker, grilled cacao, moka pot coffee, and molasses cookies with a lightly tannic, vibrant, very sweet medium-to-full body and a graceful, complex, long finish. A true-to-life, smoky-roasty Coffee Liqueur with excellent balance, texture and natural acidity.
91 points $13 Best Buy
Sovrano Orangello Cream Liqueur
86 points
Opaque creamy golden straw color. Creamy aromas of lemon yogurt, pound cake, marmalade, Swiss meringue, and cheesecake with a creamy, bright, very sweet full body and a silky, interesting, medium-length lemongrass, taro custard, almond sponge cake, and lemon blossom finish. Totally decadent; think of this as citrusy drinking custard.
86 points $12.99