OUR STORY

OUR STORY

Black Tears by Vigia is authentically Cuban, made from premium quality handcrafted rum distilled in Sancti Spíritus and then blended with natural vanilla, chocolate, coffee and pepper, using traditional methods.

Our story starts with the heartbreaking Cuban son bolero, Lagrimas Negras (Black Tears), back in the 1920’s. This intense and enchanting tune still plays everyday and is a fitting name for the only spiced rum from Cuba. It embodies tradition, friendship and passion and is spiced up with a unique combination of flavors.

At The Island Rum Company we have spent years developing something different and exciting from this magical island where rum was born. It was time to spice things up even more, so we did.

Black Tears by Vigia is proudly presented by chart topping Madcon and is the official rum of The Havana World Music Festival.

HOW TO DRINK BLACK TEARS

tears'n'lime

5 cl Black
Tears
Squeeze of lime

Pour into a shot glass.

Tears'n'COKE

5 cl of Black Tears
Quarter lime squeeze
Coke

Pour into highball glass full of ice.

THE MADCON

5 cl Black Tears
1 cl Maraschino liqueur
2 cl Coffee liqueur
3 cl Fresh lemon juice
2 cl Sugar syrup
Grapefruit

Mix all the ingredients together in a shaker. Pour over ice and use a slice of Grapefruit as decoration.

Dark and Spicy Tears

5 cl of Black Tears
The spiciest ginger beer you can find
Slice of ginger
Twist of lime 

Pour into highball glass full of ice. Add a twist of lime and a slice of ginger to finish.

SOUR TEARS

5 cl Black Tears
Grapefruit lemonade
Grapefruit wedge

Pour into highball glass full of ice.

SPICED MOJITO

By Wilson Hernandez

5 cl Black Tears
Lime
Fresh mint leaves
(2 cl Sugar syrup)
Ginger Beer

Pummel half a lime well with a mortar. Add around 10 fresh mint leaves and crush to get the oils flowing with the lime juice. Serve in a highball glass full of ice. Garnish with lime and mint sprig.

Tears of Passion

5 cl Black Tears
5 cl Maracuya juice
Ginger Ale
Lime

Pour into highball glass full of ice.

MATE TEARS

5 cl Black Tears
5 cl Mate
10 cl Apple juice
Orange slice

Pour into highball glass full of ice, and top with an orange slice for decoration.

CUBAN PUNCH

5 cl Black Tears
10 cl Cherry juice
5 cl Apple juice
Orange slice
Cinnamon stick

Pour into highball glass full of ice, and top with a slice of orange and a cinnamon stick as decoration.