The Black-Eyed Susan is the classic Preakness cocktail. We're putting our definitive “Made in Maryland” stamp on it by using Blackwater Distilling spirits. If you're interested in devoting more time and authenticity, our "Heritage Edition" is your cocktail. If you still want to create a great race day cocktail but want to keep it simple, try our "Cocktail 101" edition.
Blackwater Distilling, Maryland’s first fully-licensed distillery to open since 1972, recently added five new honors to the list of impressive awards the team has earned since opening in 2008. The winning streak began in 2012 with Blackwater Distilling’s first product, Sloop Betty Vodka, and continued this year with Sloop Betty Vodka’s new packaging winning the American Advertising Award “Gold Addy” and the “Judge’s Choice Award” in the category of Sales and Marketing Packaging. The Sloop Betty Vodka packaging also won the prestigious 2018 Muse Creative Awards’ Platinum ranking, proving excellence can be found both in and out of the bottle. Two of Blackwater Distilling’s rum products have brought home honors from the American Distilling Institute this year with the Picaroon Dark Rum winning “Best of Category – Aged Pot-Column Still Rum” and the new Picaroon Coffee Rum Liqueur winning a Silver Medal for “Excellence in Packaging”.