Lewis Road Creamery continues its passion for all things dairy, but the company’s latest launch ventures into a brand new category. Lewis Road’s Chocolate Cream Liqueur has just landed in stores and bars, blending rich cream and Belgian chocolate with a touch of premium spirits for an adult indulgence.
Launched strategically one week before Valentine’s Day, it is bound to be yet another hit.
“In our view, New Zealand produces the world’s best dairy products,” says Lewis Road founder Peter Cullinane. “So it got us thinking, why can’t we make a New Zealand cream liqueur to rival the world’s best? Put another way, if the Irish can do it, so can we! And given we know a thing or two about chocolate drinks, why not start right there?”
The liqueur is packaged in a sleek, gold aluminium bottle and to ensure it remains ‘adults-only’, it is protected with a push and twist cap that Lewis Road believes is a world first for an alcoholic beverage. “The bottle design is different to our usual bottle and draws its inspiration from the very first milk bottles produced in the 1880s,” says Peter. Each bottle carries the Oritain traceability seal to certify authenticity and origin.
The launch of Lewis Road Creamery Chocolate Cream Liqueur is the company’s first foray outside of the supermarket, but one that was a natural progression for the brand. “We’re all about innovation and finding new ways to pay homage to our dairy heritage and this cream liqueur delivers on our mission,” says Cullinane.
Lewis Road Creamery Chocolate Cream Liqueur is available now from Glengarry’s and selected Liquorland outlets as well as glengarrywines.co.nz and liquorland.co.nz (RRP $49.99 for a 700ml bottle). For a full list of stockists, visit www.nightcreamery.co.nz