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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What do you win?

1x Black Tears bottle
1x Black Tears tshirt
1x Black Tears baseball hat

What do your friends win?

1x Black Tears Taster bottle for each tagged friend

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Entrants must be over the legal drinking age in their country of residence or the country they are residing in. • The winner of the competition will be announced 17th August 2020.

Looking to buy a bottle of Black Tears? Follow the link in our bio.

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Ilaria Bello, of Rome’s Talea Bar, shares how to enjoy her city once the lockdowns end—and a Black Tears dry spiced creation too. To see the full interview go to @drinksworld ✨ ...

A little of “Black Energy Boost” for you today🔥by @renecicmanec_rumlover at @varaderocubanscocktailbar
4cl Black Tears
1cl lime juice
TH coffee tonic

Interview with Barbara Betancourt, Cuba Grand Prix Cocktail Champion 2018 🖤 ...

London’s home-grown rum guru, RumFest founder Ian Burrell, shares his thoughts on his city, Black Tears dry spiced and rum in general—ideal for the armchair traveller. To see the full interview go to @drinksworld 👈🏻 ...

Interview with Ventura Martínez Rodríguez, The Bartender Association of Cuba 🇨🇺 🖤 ...

Cocktail by @marcsuter

Cocktail Recipe:
4cl Black Tears 🥃
6cl cold black tea with honey 🍯
2cl fresh lime juice 🍋

Tess Posthumus, the bartending guru behind Flying Dutchmen Cocktails and much, much more, shares the secrets of her home city, Amsterdam—and a Black Tears cocktail too. To find out more information go to @bartalesmagazine 🖤 ...

⚡️Black Rum Tea✨ by @marcelleowidmer
Recipe: ✨
A few little oranges zests🍊
5cl Black Tears Spiced Rum🥃
1.5cl fresh lime juice🍋
1cl vanilla syrup
2cl sugar syrup
6cl cold Black Tea 🍵
Shaken, and double strain.😋

Some previous work, “Cicada’s Mojito” by @nickelettt
Black Tears Spiced Rum🥃🖤
homemade mint syrup🌿
filtered water💧
chocolate bitters🍫
chocolate waffles🍫
lime 🍋

Insolation Cocktail by @proudtop_drinks 🖤🖤🖤
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Even in troubled times, it’s good to celebrate the bartenders that bring our cities to life. Voodoo Reyes’ Katalin Bene introduces Geneva and shares a Black Tears cocktail too. To see the full interview with @katalin_bene follow the link

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Here you’ll find press releases, pack shots and other materials, free to use if you want to express your emotions about 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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