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Black History Month 2021

Celebrate
Black
History
Month
With These
Black-Owned
Brands
SOME THINK YOU CAN’T BOTTLE THE
INDEPENDENT SPIRIT. WE JUST DID.
There is a movement happening in the spirit industry. The
bland over-processed multi-national brands are giving way to
independent, handcrafted spirits. At the northern edge of this
movement, 44° North® Vodka utilizes Idaho’s great
agricultural wealth to produce the purest vodka possible. To
achieve a smooth and distinctive taste we distill directly from
100% Idaho® potatoes or Brundage Winter Wheat blended
with Rocky Mountain Spring Water.
“Unlike a lot of my friends, who were in college and
were looking into banking and insurance sales and
obscure things, I was always interested in real products
that came from a place,” Wyatt said. “I think that came
from my parents and their farming heritage, having
spent time on family farms as a kid and seeing things
grown in the ground, whether it was corn or tobacco.
So, I was always interested in working with real stuff, as
opposed to something abstract.”
Ken Wyatt
SAINT LIBERTY CELEBRATES AMERICA’S
FOUNDING IDEAS OF INDEPENDENCE, JUSTICE,
AND MOST OF ALL, LIBERTY.
Saint Liberty was the hope and the light for a better future, especially for the
large portion of immigrants and people of color. It was Saint Liberty who
looked over the souls from abroad and it was also Saint Liberty who guided
our heroines of Prohibition like Bertie Brown, Josephine Doody and Mary
Curley who all produced some of the best hooch in their regions. With the
abundance of wheat, barley and rye and the purest of water, there was no
shortage of good whiskey and moonshine. Saint Liberty Whiskey recognizes
unsung women heroes by showcasing a real bootlegger and her story on each
bottle of Saint Liberty Whiskey. We are proud to honor the courage and
legacy of early Montanan bootleggers.
After running Sean “Diddy” Combs’ company, Combs
Enterprises, for two decades while overseeing brands
Ciroc, Aquahydrate, Sean John, and the brand that
started it all, Bad Boy Entertainment, former president
of Combs Enterprises, Dia Simms, now controls the fate
of her own brand, HANDS L.L.C. She and her partner,
Erin Harris, also an executive at Combs Enterprises,
have recently launched Saint Liberty Whiskey.
Dia Simms
TASTE. REDEFINED.
A personally selected collection of two, three and four-year old
bourbons finished with a decadent profile. A Collaboration
between Brent Hocking and Award-Winning artist, songwriter,
rapper and actor, Drake. A shared passion for style, music, and
the pursuit of taste. A quest to redefine whiskey. The product of
their attention: VIRGINIA BLACKDECADENT AMERICAN
WHISKEY.
Drake is one of the most accomplished artists of his
generation, Drake’s magnitude of influence and
crossover appeal are unparalleled. Drake has received
over 280 recording nominations and 52 awards since
2009. He holds the most #1 Singles in both the R&B/Hip
Hop and Rap categories, is the fourth musical act ever to
total 100 Hits on the Billboard Hot 100 and is one of
only two artists to ever occupy Billboard chart’s top
three positions simultaneously
Drake
BORN FROM A PASSION TO CREATE THE
FINEST TEQUILA.
Cincoro Tequila is partially owned by Michael Jordan and four
NBA rivals. It is uniquely made with 100% Weber Blue agave
from private farms in both the highland and lowland regions of
Jalisco, Mexico. ... This is the heart of Cincoro: a naturally rich
and delicious family of tequilas that are smooth on the palate
with a complex, long finish
The six-time NBA champion and Finals MVP is not only
arguably the greatest basketball player of all time, but
MJ is now dominating the tequila game. Jordan and his
four business partners bonded over a mutual love of
tequila at a 2016 dinner, which they credit as the
founding day of their partnership.
Michael Jordan
THE DEFINITION OF SMOOTH.
DeLeón® Tequila is made from the finest 100% Highland Blue
Weber agave sourced from the rich earth of the Los Altos region
of Jalisco. DeLeón® achieves astonishing depth of flavor in just
two distillations – allowing the tequila to retain the unique
character acquired during the fermentation process. Our master
distiller artfully cuts the beginning and end of the distillation,
allowing only the absolute best portion, or Corazon, to find its
way into every bottle, creating a subtle taste profile with
unrivaled smoothness.
DELEÓN® Tequila was launched in 2009 to an
elite following in Hollywood and the U.S. music
industry and purchased in 2014 by a joint venture
between business mogul and international style
icon, Sean Combs and the world’s largest spirits
company, Diageo.
Sean "Diddy" Combs
BREAK THE RULES. DRINK THE WINE.
After growing up separately in California and New
Zealand, half-sisters Andrea and Robin found their way
to each other. By then, they each had an interest in wine,
and this is where McBride Sisters was born. After
traveling the world together, they cultivated their brand
and are said to be the largest Black-owned wine company
in the United States. Their collection includes classic
wines and wine spritzers.
The McBride sisters are using their influence and resources to
uplift others not only through the stores their wines are available
in, but also in the creativity of the products themselves. Since
2005, The McBride Sisters’ mission has become clear—to
transform the industry, lead by example, and cultivate
community, one delicious glass of wine, at a time.
Robin and Andréa McBride
Nicki Minaj, award winning singer, songwriter and business
mogul is one of the 100 most influential people in the world, per
Time Magazine 2016. She is the sole female artist listed on
Forbes’ Hip Hop Cash Kings ranking. Nicki has taken her
success beyond music and three multiplatinum albums into the
world of entertainment, fashion, fragrance and beverages. In 2013
Nicki Minaj created MYX Fusions taking the lead as owner,
creative director and brand ambassador. Her vision was to create
a line of irresistible Moscatos and begin a revolution in the way
we drink wine.
#LiveToMYXBehave
Nicki Minaj has transformed her MYX Fusions brand
into a full line of bubbly Moscatos and Sangrias available
across the country in an assortment flavors and sizes.
Nicki Minaj
THE PRESENT AND THE FUTURE
Fifteen years after starting my career in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, Anthony
Hamilton Russell offered me the wonderful opportunity to I join the rest of
the Hemel-en-Aarde area as a producer. Today, with the expert assistance of
Hamilton Russell Vineyards wine maker, Emul Ross and the Hamilton Russell
Vineyards team, I wholly own Tesselaarsdal Wines.Grape purchases are
secured with Babylon Vineyards, Hemel-en-Aarde Ridge (unirrigated
vineyards)—until Tesselaarsdal’s vineyards is secured and ready for harvest. I
will focus production on Pinot noir as our climate and soil type is best suited
for this cultivar.
After 15 years in the wine business, Owner Berene Sauls was
provided the opportunity to launch her own brand with the
assistance of Hamilton Russell Vineyards and its team. The
brand currently focuses on Pinot Noir from the Hemel-en-Aarde
Ridge. “In 1810, Johannes Tesselaar bequeathed his farmland to
his servants and slaves. I named my wine Tesselaarsdal to honour
that legacy.”— Berene Sauls, Owner
Berene Sauls