Looking for a new whisky or tequila to add to your bar cart, while also supporting African-American businesses? While you might be quick to head to the Scottish or Mexican aisle at your local liquor store to stock up on summer sips, dismissing American-made bottles would be doing yourself a major disservice, and these premium labels are proof of that. This selection highlights some of the best Black-owned distilleries across the country making bottles you’ll definitely want to savor. From traditional Tennessee whiskey to gin and vodka made in the middle of Miami, these American spirits are churning out some of the tastiest pours in the nation. Continue reading BLACK-OWNED DISTILLERIES TO BUY FROM RIGHT NOW
Earlier this month, Macallan released one of the oldest bottles of single-malt whisky ever to leave its distillery, a crowning achievement 65 years in the making. At $35,000, it will also cost you a nice chunk of your retirement fund, assuming you can even get your hands on one.
There’s a problem when you make things too precious, people are going to be afraid to use it. Take this Remy Martin Louis XIII cognac bottle, it’s made by Baccarat Crystal and passes through the hands of twenty people before it’s finished. Sure, it’s fun to see black crystal transformed into a decanter for liquor worth thousands of dollars but it’s also utterly ridiculous.