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Late last year a group of enthusiasts of craft spirits started Distilled Spirits Association. The group represents manufacturers and associated groups and individuals, passionate about promoting New Zealand-made products and representing the joint interests of all NZ makers of distilled spirit products. Their website is under construction and should be ready next month.  

We are proud that we can call ourselves the founders of the association.


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Read a story about us!

Following the award for our Vanilla Bean Blackberry Liqueur we received some media attention. There is a great article written by Matthew Tso, first published in The Hutt News and The Dominion Post, now available on Stuff website here.

You may find it very interesting. Enjoy reading!

Barlovska co-founders Zuzanna Chmielewska-Barlow and Chris Barlow share a vanilla bean blackberry liqueur produced in their garage.  photo: Kevin Stent/STUFF

Barlovska co-founders Zuzanna Chmielewska-Barlow and Chris Barlow share a vanilla bean blackberry liqueur produced in their garage.
photo: Kevin Stent/STUFF

Gold medal at the New Zealand Spirits Awards for Barlovska Vanilla Bean Blackberry!

Press release

Competing side-by-side with the best New Zealand and international spirits brands, Barlovska Craft Liqueurs, a Lower Hutt husband-and-wife team won a gold medal for their Vanilla Bean Blackberry Liqueur.

Zuzanna Chmielewska-Barlow got the bug for making traditional liqueurs from her grandmother back in her home country of Poland. What started as a passion, turned into a serious business one and a half years ago with the release of a range of natural fruit and honey liqueurs in the Wellington region.

The enthusiasm and feedback from her customers at markets, expos, and through the online store gave Zuzanna the confidence to enter the competition with her favourite liqueur - Vanilla Bean Blackberry. NZ Spirits Awards is an international competition bringing the best New Zealand and international products to be judged in a blind tasting by a panel of highly regarded industry figures including mixologists, distillers, restaurateurs and writers. Achieving a gold medal amongst globally renowned brands is a great accomplishment for a small, local operation. This proves that sticking to the best quality ingredients and traditional methods pays off.

With the gold medal in their hands, the next step for Zuzanna and her husband Chris is to expand sales of their unique, all-natural liqueurs across stores nation-wide to give everyone in New Zealand a chance to try them.

https://www.spiritsawardsnz.nz/liqueurs

It's time for the Wellington Polish Christmas Market!

Come and see us at the Wellington Polish Christmas Market this Saturday. A proper European style market full to the brim with Christmas goodies and atmosphere. Enjoy a festive tipple on-site or take one away!

Special offers on the day include 3 x Barlovska 50ml minis for $20, and if you buy two large bottles we'll throw in a mini - the perfect gift!

Saturday 18th December between 15:00–21:00
Dom Polski
257 Riddiford Street, Newtown
Wellington

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