Lewis Road Creamery continues its mission to prove New Zealand can produce dairy products to rival the best in the world with the launch of a new cream liqueur.

Combining Lewis Road’s passion for dairy with its penchant for chocolate, Lewis Road Creamery Chocolate Cream Liqueur is the perfect blend of rich cream and real chocolate with a touch of premium spirits for a truly adult treat.

“In our view, New Zealand produces the world’s best dairy products,” says Lewis Road founder Peter Cuillinane. “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 chocolate cream liqueur is a smooth and creamy 17 percent alcohol blend of fresh New Zealand cream, the finest 54 percent Belgian chocolate and triple distilled premium spirits.

Delicious simply poured over ice, the chocolate cream liqueur is also stunning in cocktails, with cofee or over ice cream.

“Lewis Road’s liqueur has a real depth of flavour with notes of fresh hazelnut, white pepper, creamy cashew and cacao,” says Lori Bahr, Lewis Road Creamery brand ambassador and bar manager at Ponsonby’s Bedford Soda & Liquor.

“The fresh cream really stands out, and with chocolate being such a versatile flavor, it’s easy to match it with fresh local produce to create great cocktails.”

The launch of Lewis Road Creamery Chocolate Cream Liqueur is Lewis Road’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 Peter.

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 diferent 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.

Lewis Road Creamery Chocolate Cream Liqueur is available from Friday, February 10 from Glengarry’s and selected Liquorland outlets as well as glengarrywines.co.nz and liquorland.co.nz. RRP $49.99 for a 700ml bottle.

In addition, Lewis Road’s liqueur can be found on the drinks menus at some of New Zealand’s leading bars and restaurants. For a full list of stockists, bars and restaurants visit www.nightcreamery.co.nz

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