Riga Black Balsam liqueur and Moskovskaya Vodka get new U.S. rep

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New York’s Aligned Beverage Solutions announced that it is the new U.S.-based marketing rep for Moskovksaya Russian Vodka and Latvia’s Riga Black Balsam. So why does this matter?

Well, let me tell ya! It likely means that more Stateside folks will get to hear about Riga Black Balsam, a Latvian bitter herbal liqueur—the closest comparison is Fernet Branca, but that’s still nowhere near it—with a rabid cult following.

It’s a 45 percent ABV blend of 24 herbs, roots and spices with a history that dates back more than two and a half centuries.

The modern craft cocktail movement is shining the spotlight on some of these traditional international boozes and I’m thrilled that Riga Black—which appears in my upcoming book, The Drinkable Globe (pre-order at Amazon!) and is supposedly a favorite tipple of Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant.


About Jeff Cioletti

I’m Jeff Cioletti and The Drinkable Globe marries my two greatest passions: fine drink and travel. The search for the former usually drives the latter. I'm the author of The Drinkable Globe, Beer FAQ and The Year of Drinking Adventurously. I'm the former editor-in-chief of Beverage World magazine and a regular contributor to publications such as SevenFifty Daily, Beverage Media, Artisan Spirit, Draft Magazine, FSR, All About Beer Magazine and BevNet. I’ve been interviewed on beverage-related topics for CNN, Fox Business News, CNBC, Beer Sessions Radio, Canada's ROB TV, NPR, BBC World, BBC Radio, The Associated Press, The New York Post, Financial Times, Investors Business Daily, Advertising Age, WCBS-TV and several other media outlets. Beyond the journalism gig, I’m also a filmmaker; I wrote, produced and co-directed the feature film, “Beerituality,” a comedy set in the world of craft beer. The film is available on at http://www.storenvy.com/products/510365-beerituality-dvd and can be streamed and downloaded at amazon.com

Posted on April 13, 2017, in amaro, news, spirits, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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