The New Zealand beer boom has been on the rise for some time.
But when a popular new drink, whisky, is introduced to New Zealand, things can get a little complicated.
And, like any old, old story, it can be a bit tricky to follow, but one drink that might be even more interesting than most is called kawai, or “gold” in Mandarin.
Kawai is a brand of whiskey made in the United Kingdom, and it was first introduced to the world by King George V in 1742.
Kiwi whisky has been popular in the UK since at least the 1700s, and is made by a number of different distilleries.
It is a fairly traditional drink, with the name being derived from the name of the region in which it was distilled.
It’s an interesting story, one that might make it harder for Kiwi whisky drinkers to get their heads around the concept of kawailis.
The drink was originally made for ceremonial occasions, such as weddings, but it became popular for more commercial reasons.
It was also popular in Hong Kong and mainland China, and has since spread around the world.
But how did it become popular?
And how does kawajis history compare to that of other countries?
Let’s take a look.