Black MArket Spirits®
-A Family of Brands-
For over 100 years. a place known by locals as hendry's beach in santa barbara has been a gathering spot for good times, good weather, and great libations. even the 13 years of prohibition in the early 1900's couldn't stop the fun as bootleggers used this quiet rural beach to unload countless barrels of illicit liquor from faraway lands. keep the good times going with this exceptionally smooth sipping vodka. inspired by one of our favorite California landmarks.
NOTORIOUS SWASHBUCKLER CLEO LYTHGOE IS LEGENDARY FOR HER EXPLOITS OF SUPPLYING BOOTLEGGED LIQUOR TO DEPRIVED AMERICANS DURING PROHIBITION. HER BEAUTY WAS MATCHED BY HER WIT AND WILLINGNESS TO DO WHAT IT TOOK TO AVOID THE LAW WHILE RUNNING A SMUGGLING EMPIRE. CLEO GIN IS A CELEBRATION OF HER PASSION AND PROWESS. LIKE CLEO, OUR GIN EXUDES PERSONALITY. EACH HANDCRAFTED BATCH IS A WELL-BALANCED AMALGAMATION OF BOTANICALS. PREDOMINANT JUNIPER IS TEMPERED WITH NOTES OF BLOOD ORANGE CITRUS, CHAMOMILE, HERBAL NOTES OF HYSSOP AND MEADOWSWEET, A HINT OF SPEARMINT, AND ROUNDED OUT WITH A TOUCH OF SWEETNESS. WE HOPE CLEO'S STORY CONTINUES TO BE AS MUCH AN INSPIRATION TO YOU AS SHE IS TO US.
ARROYO BURRO BEACH, ALSO KNOWN AS HENDRY'S BEACH BY THE LOCALS IN SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA, IS THE BACKDROP FOR THIS PROHIBITION ERA INSPIRED RUM. IN THOSE DRY DAYS OF YESTERYEAR, CREATIVE PROPRIETORS WOULD ADVERTISE ANIMAL CURIOSITIES TO DISGUISE THEIR INTENT TO SERVE ILLICIT LIBATIONS. IMAGINE YOURSELF ENTERING AN UNDERGROUND WORLD OF SECRET PASSWORDS AND HIDDEN ENTRANCES WHERE YOU PARTAKE IN EXOTIC RUMS SUPPLIED BY A BLACK MARKET NETWORK OF RUM RUNNERS UP AND DOWN THE CALIFORNIA COAST. TAKE A SIP AND YOU'LL FIND YOURSELF AT THE CROSSROADS OF HISTORY AND LEGEND
For over 200 years, Fernet has been a celebrated and somewhat obscure spirit enjoyed by sophisticates and mixologists from Italy and Argentina to San Francisco. Throw Back Fernet is a fresh California take on a traditional Italian Style of Amaro herbal liqueur. Our master distiller expertly blends together a complex mosaic of 20 hand-chosen herbs and spices while balancing the traditional Fernet bitterness with mild sweetness and a deep earthly richness. You'll be pleasantly surprised with the additional notes of cacao, mint and spice which will make your next cocktail not just sophisticated, but unforgetable.