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Mr Black Coffee Liqueur

One of the biggest gaps in my cocktail making adventures is coffee liqueur. In the past, I’ve found coffee liqueurs to be a bit too sweet, so I grew to prefer spirit forward or citrus cocktails. But, Mr Black Coffee Liqueur gave me a great excuse to step out of my comfort zone, since it is advertised as a coffee-forward liqueur. Mr Black is a cold brew coffee liqueur from Distillery Botanica, an Australian distillery owned and operated by Philip Moore. Along with Tom Baker, Moore wanted to create a coffee liqueur that reflects Australia’s passionate coffee culture, and they take pride in hand bottling each bottle in their coffee roastery[…]

Bottle of Ten to One White Rum sitting on a wooden table, in front of a mixed white and wooden background

Ten to One White Rum

Ten to One White rum is produced by Ten to One, a company founded by Trinidadian entrepreneur Marc Farrell. Based in New York, the company is currently co-owned by Marc Farrell and celebrity music artist Ciara. As a brand, Ten to One aims to change how people think about rum in a way that celebrates Caribbean culture. The brand is often lauded for being a black-owned business, something that is rare in the rum […]

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Bombay Bramble

If you’ve ever been inside a bar or liquor store in recent years, you’ve probably seen the bright blue Bombay Sapphire bottle. But, after establishing their flagship London dry gin, Bombay have continued to release new products with the latest being Bombay Bramble.

Bombay Bramble is a spirit-forward, flavored gin that takes inspiration from a classic cocktail. The Bramble was created by the legendary British bartender Dick Bradsell, and originally used a drizzle blackberry liquor. Bombay adds both fresh blackberries and raspberries to their dry gin to create the vibrant flavor of Bombay Bramble. Black carrots and black currant are also […]

Bottle of 21 Seeds Grapefruit Hibiscus Tequila sitting on a wooden table, in front of a mixed white and wooden background

21 Seeds Grapefruit Hibiscus Tequila

21 Seeds Grapefruit Hibiscus Tequila is an infused tequila created in partnership with Destiladora Del Valle de Tequila (Casa Maestri) in Tequila, Jalisco. Co-owned by a group of 3 American women, the 21 Seeds brand aims to provide a highly sip-able Tequila experience that is similar to drinking a glass of wine. As a femme-centered brand, they also take pride in the fact that their partner distillery is […]

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Lapin Rouille Champagne

I don’t have much experience with champagne or even sparkling wine, but I was so excited to receive this bottle of Lapin Rouille Champagne as a New Years gift from my mother. And, not only was this a perfect start to the new year, but also a great introduction to an exciting new champagne brand. Lapin Rouille Champagne is the debut product from Rusty Rabbit International, a business consultancy company based in London. Though not known primarily as a spirits distributor, Rusty Rabbit’s drink division has been slowly expanding under CEO Nicole Johnson, which also gives them the distinction of the first female black-owned champagne in […]