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
There are few gifts as widely admired and universally welcome as a bottle of fine spirits. Barring teetotalers and recovering alcoholics, you’re assured of a warm reception and profuse thanks from whoever’s on the receiving end of your baller-worthy liquid largesse.
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.
From Puff Daddy with CÎROC vodka, Jay-Z with his Armand de Brignac branded Ace of Spades champagne, and Ludacris with Conjure cognac, there’s a long tradition in hip-hop of rappers with their own endorsed lines of alcohol. Now Drake appears set to join in that tradition with a brand of liquor all his own. In a post that he tossed up onto Instagram last night, Drizzy revealed that new brand, Virginia Black Whiskey, is set to debut soon, and he seems very excited about it.