In honor of Women’s History Month, black female co-founded AVEC premium mixers has partnered up with four female-owned spirits brands to celebrate each of their rich narratives, including 21 Seeds Tequila, HH Bespoke Spirits, Harridan Vodka and Uncle Nearest Whiskey, with special bundles and cocktail recipes for toasting all March long.
Available for nationwide shipping through ReserveBar beginning March 8th, each of these pioneering brands has taken on the male dominated alcohol industry, shaking up their respective categories with a fresh approach.
AVEC: Named after the word with in French, AVEC wants to rethink what we mix with our spirit through full flavored, low-sugar/calorie mixers made with real juices, botanicals and spices–replacing those crappy vodka sodas + sugar-packed whiskey gingers. Think: a spicy margarita AVEC Jalapeño & Blood Orange; an elevated cran vodka AVEC Pomegranate & Hibiscus; or an upgraded vodka soda AVEC Yuzu & Lime.
Uncle Nearest: The most awarded American whiskey or Bourbon of 2019 and 2020, which honors the legacy of Nathan “Nearest” Green, the first African American master distiller on record. Uncle Nearest is founded and led by Fawn Weaver, the first African American woman to run a major spirits company and the first African American woman to found one.
21 Seeds: all natural, craft infused tequila made with real fruit in three flavors: Cucumber Jalapeno, Grapefruit Hibiscus, and Valencia Orange. Alongside her sister, Nicole Hantas-Emanuel, and her best friend Sarika Singh, Kat Hantas founded 21 Seeds to make drinking tequila as delicious and approachable as a glass of wine or beer.
HH Bespoke Spirits: a craft spirit line launched by an acclaimed black-owned fashion boutique Harlem Haberdashery–Harlem’s first family of fashion–HH Bespoke Rum is the award-winning rum (2020 Proof Award) reminiscent of those produced in the 18th century, rich and complex in flavor, with hints of butterscotch, vanilla and other exotic notes that please the palate.
Harridan Vodka: female founded + owned, Harridan Vodka is made from organic, gluten-free ingredients grown by fifth generation farmers in upstate New York, bottled in hand blown recycled glass made from artisans in Mexico, all part of their earnest commitment to quality and commitment to empowering women
Bundles for sale will include:
- 21 Seeds Valencia Orange Tequila and AVEC Grapefruit & Pomelo with Riedel Ouverture Tequila Glasses ($77)
- Harridan Vodka with AVEC Yuzu & Lime and AVEC Jalapeño & Blood Orange ($84)
- HH Bespoke Rum and HH Bespoke Vodka with AVEC Ginger and AVEC Yuzu & Lime ($140)
- Uncle Nearest x AVEC Cocktail Kit: Uncle Nearest 1856 Premium Aged Whiskey, Uncle Nearest 1884 Small Batch Whiskey, AVEC Ginger (4-pack), AVEC Hibiscus & Pomegranate (4-pack), and 4 Markham Marquis by Waterford Double Old Fashioned Glasses ($182)
A virtual panel, hosted by Wine Enthusiast‘s Emily Saladino will take place on March 16 at 7:30 p.m. EST.