Widow Jane Whiskey: Launch Party & Pre-order



Made with Pure Limestone Mineral Water from the Widow Jane Mine, Rosendale, New York.

Widow Jane Whiskey is imbued with both the strength of the past and the forward looking energy of the world’s most magnificent and maddening metropolis.

New York’s most iconic structures were built using the limestone from this mine, the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Statue of Liberty.

As great whiskey makers throughout the world from Kentucky to Scotland have long known, it takes sweet water from tough rock to make great whiskey. And, that’s what Widow Jane Whiskey is all about.

Our 5 year old Widow Jane Bourbon was a smash hit, selling out immediately!

We are now gearing up for our big launch party on Oct 19 when we will launch our 7 year Widow Jane Bourbon. You can reserve a bottle here. We know this batch is going to sell out fast!

Our tasting notes:

This 7 year offering is aged to perfection. It drinks like a 20 year + bourbon with its deep cherry notes and light tannic finish

Aroma: Butter, Cream, Toffee
Front: Cherry Wood, Olive Oil
Mid: Orange
Finish: Burnt Orange and Spice

After Glow: Light tannic fuzz

Unfiltered for the deepest color and flavor.



Craft Spirits and Craft Chocolate

Cask | Blog: Craft Spirits and Craft Chocolate Under One Roof:

By  | Published August 9, 2012  |

Photos © Dan Goldberger for Caskers.

Walk past the glass front of the red brick building on Conover Street in Red Hook, Brooklyn, and the first thing you notice is the cute little chocolate shop.  If you look a bit closer, you can see the vats of molten chocolate, and you know that Cacao Prieto is not just a chocolate store but is in fact a chocolate maker.  Once you step inside, you can smell that there’s something else going on here.  As you look around, you notice that some of the machines you assumed were part of the chocolate making process look quite a bit more like copper stills. And who barrels chocolate, anyway?

Cacao Prieto is simultaneously one of the most unusual artisanal chocolate makers and unusual distilleries.  Of course, this is a great thing.  In addition to the fine dark chocolate bars and candies (most of it 72% cocoa), Cacao Prieto uses its chocolate in both a chocolate rum (Don Rafael Cacao Rum) and a chocolate liqueur (Don Estaban Cacao Liqueur).  Both are excellent.  A coffee liqueur made specially for Brooklyn Roasters is coming soon, and we can’t wait to try it.

Then, of course, there is the Widow Jane Bourbon.  We can’t say enough good things about, so we had to offer it to our members on Caskers, starting Friday.  This limited edition (only 1,500 bottles) bourbon begins life in Kentucky.  After the folks at Cacao Prieto select the best barrels they can find, they bring them over to Brooklyn, where the whiskey meets with water from the Widow Jane Mine in upstate New York, the very same mine whose limestone is found in the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge and the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty.  This mineral-rich water infuses the whiskey with incredibly interesting, uncommon and uncommonly delicious flavors.  Widow Jane is an experience to be savored.

There are some interesting things happening in Red Hook these days, and a whole lot of them are happening at Cacao Prieto.



Widow Jane Bourbon

Widow Jane Bourbon is now available!

We have a hand numbered limited run of only 823 bottles. Visit our store soon before we run out.

Be sure to also pick up a bottle of Widow Jane Pure Limestone Mineral Water – don’t ruin your bourbon with regular tap water.

Widow Jane Bourbon $52 (750mL)
Widow Jane Limestone Water $7 (750 mL)


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Custom Coffee Liqueurs

Tasting of the custom coffee liqueurs produced for Brooklyn Roasting Company

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Cacao Prieto listed on Precinkt.com

If you are after main-stream, cookie-cutter, white bread, built for the masses destinations then PRECINKT is not for you.  Our mission is to avoid those places and instead challenge you to uncover local gems and make them your own.

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The Red Hook Ride with 61 Local

61 Local

Free guided tour open to the public, with a $5 tasting and tour at Cacao Prieto and a $10 tasting at Red Hook Winery ($15 total).  Purchase tickets at brownpapertickets

61 Local is proud to announce the kick off of their summer bike riding series. Join us the first Saturday of every month as we traverse through Red Hook for an inside look into the process and production of some of Brooklyn’s finest crafts people, including Red Hook Winery, Sixpoint Brewery, Saxelby Cheese and many more. Each tour will include two stops, with ample time to sample the goods at each location and buy some tasty treats to take take home. Bring your own bike, or rent one from nearby establishments, like Bike Smith or Ride Brooklyn.

Our inaugural ride of the season will take place on June 2. Meet up at 61 Local at 11am with extra cash to grab a quick cup ‘o joe and some breakfast before we head over to our first stop, Cacao Prieto. With $5 you get a tour and tasting of their chocolate wonders, then we’ll pedal over to Red Hook Winery for their barrel tasting and tour of local wines ($10). We’ll even be sprinkling in some pauses by the water front so you can take in the waterfront views and history that make this area of Brooklyn so special. We’ll round out our day of two wheel transit back at 61 Local for lunch, beers, and good conversation sparked by a day of exploration.

What to bring: A bike, helmet (NO EXCEPTIONS), backpack to transport home any goodies you purchase along the way, water, sunglasses, and some cold hard cash for breakfast, products from our visits, lunch at 61 Local, and tips for your hard working cycling guides.
Saturday Jun 02, 2012 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

61 Local
61 Bergen Street
Brooklyn, NY

Kris De la Torre    347-763-6624
Web: http://www.61local.com

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The Brooklyn Brewsers Tour Cacao Prieto

MONDAY, MAY 14, 2012

The Brooklyn Brewsers Tour Cacao Prieto

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The Brooklyn Brewsers had the privilege to tour Cacao Prieto in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Cacao Prieto is a combination; single origin, bean-to-bar chocolate manufacturer and a small-batch rum distiller.

The Aesthetic

First off, the street was very lively with a large overflow crowd of patrons enjoying a beautiful day in the bar next door. Cacao Prieto is in a charming, re-purposed warehouse space that is replete with many focal points of eye candy. Brick walls and wide plank hardwood floors blend nicely with more modern, segmented glass walls that divide the retail space from the production space. Just beyond the retail space, the copper distiller looms like a shimmering sculpture…but more on that later. At the rear of the production space there is a inner courtyard with a tree juxtaposed against industrial facades. If you are into aesthetics, this is a great space to see in person.

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Heirloom Scarlet Barley

Our heirloom scarlet barley in process of malting. It is done germinating and is now being transferred to our dehydrator.

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Manhattan Cocktail Classic

The Art & Science of Distilling Workshop

As part of The Manhattan Cocktail Classic we are offering a Hands-On Distilling Workshop – The Art & Science of Distilling on Saturday May 12, 2012 at 1:30 pm, only a few tickets are still available. Hurry up!

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Los Prieto, una familia unida por el cacao


Written By: Silvina Sterin Pensel para EDLP  |  El Diario

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Muchos en el vecindario lo tildan de héroe; una suerte de redentor que le cambió la cara a esta zona de Brooklyn donde una enorme construcción en la esquina de las calles Conover y Coffey permaneció abandonada durante 22 años. Es él quien con una mezcla de agallas, confianza en el área y sobre todo en sí mismo, logró que este complejo de edificios de 1846 diera un giro de 180 grados convirtiéndolo en la fábrica de chocolate Cacao Prieto; una de las joyitas de Red Hook. “Siempre me encantó este barrio y no solamente trabajo aquí, vivo en el último piso”, dice Daniel Prieto, el hombre detrás de la idea y de casi todo en esta dulce iniciativa que, –a partir de este fin de semana– abre sus puertas al público en la que será la primera tienda de Cacao Prieto.

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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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