True emotions

LET black tears flow

Cuba is a place where people don’t hold back, where people express their true emotions. We want to tell the world the whole truth and nothing but the Cuban truth. Down to the seductive spices, the emotional blend and the passionate craftsmanship. Black Tears is all about emotions and it is inspired by the Cuban song Lagrimas Negras that tells the story of a young woman who sobbed into a vat of rum, filling it with her sorrow. This bottle is packed with emotions to celebrate the Cuba of today.

emotional truth

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about black tears

our heritage

The Cuban way of living through emotions is reflected in everything they do. The way they make music and the way they socialize. They do it all with true emotions, with their soul. Holding nothing back. Black Tears is a true Cuban product of love inspired by the Cuban way of living.

The Cuban passion is reflected in every step of the Black Tears production. From the carefully selected seductive spices, to the connection to Cuban Vigia – a seal of high-quality rum.

our rum

Black Tears is an emotional blend of Cuban rum and seductive Cuban spices. Based on a Silver Dry rum from one of the best distilleries on the island, Black Tears is the first ever dry Spiced Cuban Rum on the global market.

The bittersweet taste is what sets apart Black Tears from all other spiced rums, as well as its low sugar content, which is typical for Cuban rum. It is spiced with coffee and cacao which have played a large hand in Cuba’s history and aji dulce which is one of the most distinctive flavors in Cuban cuisine.

Black Tears is bright and clear, smoldering with cool golden intensity. It has a gentle and mysterious sweetness of cocoa accompanying the punch of coffee on the finish, along with the lingering, peppery trace of spice. The result is a very elegant and well-balanced spiced rum.

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Black Tears mixes beautifully in long drinks and cocktails. Its bittersweet, mysterious flavor adds complexity and intrigue to traditional rum drinks and more daring inventions. Click for recipe!

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Double Black: 50ml Black Tears, 50ml Kahlua, 50ml Espresso, a few drops of cacao. Served in a Martini glass. Garnished with cacao shaved on top. Cocktail created by Wilson Hernández at @el_del_frente __ Animation 🎨 @amaiasarah 🖤🖤🖤 ...

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RULE #4 ADD SPICEs FOR THE SOUL Every soul needs three spices to survive. So does Black Tears. Cacao for its sweetness. Coffee for its bitterness. And ají dulce, for just a bit of danger🔥🔥🔥 ...

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🎨 @acostart_ , un joven talento de nuestra comunidad artistica! La cuál apoyamos! Descubre mas con nosotros! ____________ @acostart_ , a young talent from our artistic community! Which we support! Discover more with us! . . . . . #cubanrum #havana #cuba #blacktears #originalspiced #lagrimasnegras #enjoyresponsibly #blacktearscuba #dryspiced #art #artwork #artdesign #blacktearscubanspiced ...

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God Dionysus, god of parties and wine, now he prefers Black Tears🔥 ...

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The Island Rum Company was established in 2012. The idea was to combine local influence and networks in Cuba with deep international drinks industry experience to bring to global markets unique new and existing Cuban rum Brands. We are building on the current fascination with Cuba and the reputation of Cuba as the home of rum. We are combining the deep traditions of Cuban rum making with innovation and progressive thinking in product development.
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