15. May 2024

GletscherEis goes New Zealand

We are delighted to present a special post on our blog today. From the majestic Alps of Tyrol to the stunning landscapes of New Zealand, our GletscherEis Liqueur has travelled a long way and is now available on the other side of the world.

In this article, we introduce you to Jake from Liquorland, who sells our GletscherEis Liqueur in his shop in New Zealand. He answered some interesting questions and told us about his business on the other side of the world

The interview with Jake

Firstly, thank you for taking the time to answer our questions. We are thrilled that our GletscherEis is now also available in New Zealand. Do you offer spirits from all over the world?

We have a large selection of spirits and liqueurs from all continents. We also sell wine, beer and RTDs, i.e. ready-to-drink drinks in bottles or cans, from all over the world.

Here at Riccarton Liquorland, while we stock all the usual local products, we really enjoy discovering beer, wine and spirits from around the world. Often, this research starts with an enquiry from one of our customers and leads us to discover completely new products we have never heard of before.

We currently have specialities from Korea, Japan, India, the Philippines, Chile, Brazil, Colombia, Lithuania, Austria and many other countries not normally found in New Zealand liquor shops. Our interest in global products is also driven by our international staff, including a Scotsman, an Englishman, an American, a Sikh and two Kiwis.

How did you hear about our Tyrolean GletscherEis fire liqueur?

Your Baumann liqueurs are distributed in New Zealand by Hi IQ Liquor. Our representative from Hi IQ, Dylan, came to us, showed us your product range, let us taste all the liqueurs and told us a lot about them. The Baumann liqueurs fit very well into our range and our regular customers love them.

Do you know the Tyrolean fire ritual where we set GletscherEis on fire in fireproof shot glasses and celebrate?

So far, GletscherEis has aroused great interest among the locals, young and old alike. Everyone is delighted with the matches that come with the products and the opportunity to sample the liqueurs. After doing a little research, we learnt about the Tyrolean summer solstice mountain fire festival and the GletscherEis fire ritual, but we haven't yet tried it ourselves.

When I come to visit from Tyrol, I will definitely stop by at your shop. What else should I see in your neighbourhood?

If you visit us, you should definitely show us the Tyrolean fire ritual. There are several great places to visit in the area. For example the Bridge of Remembrance, a memorial to the ANZAC (Australia New Zealand Army Corps) troops who fought in the First and Second World Wars, is impressive. It is located next to the Riverside Market, a lovely row of boutique restaurants and shops.

You can also visit the CBD and see our cathedral and the many works of art in the city centre. I also recommend a visit to the Sign of the Kiwi, a café at the top of the Port Hills, from where you have a beautiful view of the city and its surroundings. And finally, a trip to Christchurch wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Botanic Gardens.

That sounds wonderful, Jake! Thank you so much for your time! Whenever any of our friends and clients from Europe plan a trip to New Zealand, we will send them your way. All the best to you and your team!

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