Did you know that over 50% of spirits purchased in New Zealand are at Duty Free?
Riot & Rose’s first bottles hit the shelves in March and already the brand has gained momentum nationwide and piqued interest overseas. A Marlborough craft gin company which set out to replace “stuffy” rules of how gin should be consumed, with modern vibrancy and fun, has proved a hit with gin drinkers around the country. […]
The investigation found duty-free spirits, liqueurs in particular, were consistently cheaper, “but considering excise duty and Goods and Services Tax (GST) often add up to half the price of a bottle of vodka, gin or whiskey, it can be less of a bargain than a consumer might expect,” Chetwin added. On the day of Consumer […]
Gin is – according to those in the industry – on the up and up in New Zealand. Both Kiwi and international consumers are growing very fond of gin, making it a great industry to delve into. Reid+Reid co-founder Chris Reid said gin was “massive” in the US, Australia and the United States. “New Zealand still hasn’t […]
Since starting an Instagram account in the last month I have been sampling more gin. Just for the photos, and flavours of course. I have found this a fun way to share the journey and discovery of gin with others. Check me out at http://instagram.com/ginzealand I want to blog more but find at the end […]
Back in May when coming back through duty free at Auckland International Airport I came across a bottle of Bombay Sapphire Limited Edition. At the time Star of Bombay had just been released and it looked very much like this bottle I ended up purchasing. I asked the guy at the duty free store if […]
I picked up a bottle of Fords Gin at Brisbane Duty Free in Australia when I was leaving on Saturday. Today I had a bit of a tasting. Found that Fords has more of an oily resiny juniper character than the likes of Gordon’s and Beefeater. When I tasted it beside Tanqueray 10 and Tanqueray […]
It’s been a couple of months since I’ve been through the duty free stores at Auckland International Airport, but boy have things changed. Below are new gins I haven’t seen before at duty free, including a New Zealand made gin I wasn’t aware of – Ariki.
I’ve already created a FB page some months ago, check out Gin Lovers New Zealand it’s where I’ve been posting cool Gin links that I’ve been discovering.
I’ve decided for Twitter that I’ll follow people in New Zealand that love Gin, brands of New Zealand made Gin, brands of New Zealand made tonic water and mixers (that go with Gin), New Zealand distributors of Gin, and imported Gin brands available in New Zealand. This will give me a good group of like […]