This is a collaboration with our neighbors at Coffee & Tea Collective. Ampersand is a surprisingly simple, yet expertly crafted blend of their cold brew and our rum. Not artificially flavored or overly sweet, but a seamless expression of the Third Wave Coffee movement in a bottle
56 Proof (28% ABV)
Michael Skubic is a brewer turned distiller with an entrepreneurial knack for the spirits world. Homebrewer since the age of 21, Michael got a running start post college as co-founder of Mike Hess Brewing Company. Working with Mike Hess they opened the first “nanobrewery” in San Diego. After four and a half years and much success, Michael left the brewery to pursue a longtime dream: distilling. Always the entrepreneur, he noticed that unlike craft beer, the craft spirits industry in San Diego was lacking in tradition. Michael set out to change that (and to be honest, he had always been a whiskey drinker who liked beer). Fathoming something greater, Michael founded Old Harbor Distilling Company in the fall of 2013, a distillery with strong San Diego roots that’s, in fact, the first licensed distillery located in the city’s downtown East Village neighborhood.
Old Harbor’s Blake Heffernan is the Director of Operation and Master Distiller, whose experience includes designing whiskey, vodka and gin recipes at both BNS Brewing & Distilling and You & Yours Distilling Co, in San Diego. He also has traveled abroad where he helped launch Granddaddy Jacks an award-winning distillery in Australia. Blake has numerous medals & awards under his belt and they are certain he has many more on the way.
Our take on an old fashioned. Take Ampersand Cold Pressed Coffee Liqueur, Barrel flag Rum simple syrup and bitters. add them all together and stir over ice in a rocks glass garnish with an orange peel
Bursting with the Aroma of freshly ground coffee with hints of tropical fruit and brown sugar. the flavor is bursting with cherry figs caramel and chocolate. we have added the smallest amount of cane juice to sweeten this spirit near the legal minimum 2.5% sugar content for a liqueur. Ampersand Cold Pressed Coffee Liqueur is incredibly easy drinking for 28% ABV. Truly a perfect expression of third wave coffee in a glass
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