Rectification column of our Brooklyn liquor distillery.

Distilled and aged in our factory in Red Hook Brooklyn, Cacao Prieto produces a variety of liqueurs and rums all made from organic Dominican sugar cane and cacao beans from Cacao Prieto’s family orchard in the Dominican Republic.   All our spirits are distilled from organic Dominican Cacao fruit, Cacao beans and organic sugar cane. [...]


Beans to Bar chocolate for sale. Bonbon flavors include coconut, honey, caramel, almond, rum, anise, and classic dark.

Cacao Prieto produces beans-to-bar chocolate made fresh daily from the finest single origin Dominican cacao from our family farm and organic Dominican sugar cane. The result is a revelation — melding the lingering complexity of the finest burgundy with the lush textures and deep satisfaction which define the world’s great chocolates.


Raw cacao beans inside their fruit, on top of a bed of drying fermented beans.

Coralina Farms is the 100% organic cacao plantation owned by the Prieto family who has been harvesting cacao in the Dominican Republic for over 100 years.  Spanning over 2000 hectares in the Nagua region of the Dominican Republic, Coralina Farms produces the cacao used for Cacao Prieto chocolate and our chocolate based rums and liqueurs.  Coralina is also the center for our ongoing investigations [...]

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open tues-fri 11-6, s/s 11-7

Visit our Red Hook Factory Retail location!
We are open Tues-Fri from 11-5, and Sat-Sun 11-7.
TOURS are $10 a person. To schedule an appointment, email  or call us at 347.225.0130
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    GQ’s Favorite Bourbon for National Bourbon Day

    Oh, hey, it’s National Bourbon Day. Is that a real thing? We don’t really care. At GQ HQ, every day is bourbon day, so today we graciously welcome the rest of the country into our sweet, oaky preoccupation. Let’s get you a drink, shall we? #1: WIDOW JANE Our favorite bourbon made from water extracted [...]

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    Chef JC Frajmund at Botanica

    Please join us this Saturday & Sunday for Pop-Up Chef Jean Claude Frajmund’s small plate, basque inspired cuisine in conjunction with Botanica Cocktails.

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    Chocolate Tour with Lincoln Motor Co

    Cacao Prieto Chocolate Tour Dir: Brennan Stasiewicz. Made for Lincoln Motor Cars from Ed David on Vimeo.

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    Botanica Schedule of Events

    Nat Sherman Cigars, Widow Jane Whiskey, Cacao Prieto Chocolate, and Pop-Up Chefs at Botanica Come celebrate a unique pairing of Nat Sherman in association with Widow Jane Whiskey and Cacao Prieto Chocolate at Botanica this August.  BOTANICA SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: POP-UP CHEF JC FRAJMUND Saturday, August 10 2:00 – Midnight Chef and Entrepreneur Jean Claude [...]

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    Sweet Talk

    June 05, 2013 • Article by Stoli USA SWEET TALK WITH DANIEL PRESTON Close your eyes and try to imagine what might happen if an international man of mystery were to have a baby with say, an eccentric chocolate maker. The resulting offsprint might have a career quite like Daniel Preston. Preston is an inventor, [...]

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    Wine & Spirits Rum Review

    Around the World in Six Rums 1. Cacao Prieto Rums Daniel Prieto Preston, an aerospace engineer who comes from a family of sugar cane and cacao farmers in the Dominican Republic, launched Cacao Prieto in 2010, setting up a chocolate factory and distillery in Brooklyn, New York. He blends his white rum (made from organic [...]

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    The Morning Show: See the World

    Cacao Prieto is featured in the Morning Show’s Trafalgar: North America Week See the World!

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    SF World Spirits Awards

    Cacao Prieto and Widow Jane are proud to present a Double Gold, Two Silvers, and Bronze medal in this year’s San Francisco World Spirits Competition.                            

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    Brooklyn Magazine

            Cacao Prieto POSTED BY VIRGINIA K. SMITH ON MON, JUN 3, 2013 AT 9:30 AM     When it comes to things that seem, in theory, far too good to be true, most people would assume “combination chocolate and whiskey factory” to be one of them. In Red Hook, Cacao Prieto is not only delightfully defying [...]

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    Featured in Brooklyn Exposed’s BROOKLYN CHOCOLATE TOUR By Jessica McKenzie | FEBRUARY 12, 2013  Cacao Prieto Daniel Preston, the founder of Cacao Prieto (218 Conover Street, Red Hook), was an aerospace engineer who sold his defense company and started a chocolate factory and distillery. “You’d be surprised how many engineers would be comfortable in a chocolate factory, but chocolate [...]

Cacao Prieto is located at 218 Conover Street, in the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. Click here to send us a message, or call us at (347) 225-0130.

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