We had the good fortune of connecting with Darrin Eakins and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Darrin, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
One of the most important factors behind the success of DuBlasé Whiskey is our team. I’ve hired a talented group of individuals that have experience in the spirits industry and a true passion for my vision. They are diverse, supportive, goal oriented and enjoy working together. Their work is one of the driving forces behind our brand. They are true experts at their crafts, continually focused on the consumer experience, the quality of our whiskey and the overall success of DuBlasé.

What should our readers know about your business?
DuBlasé is a Florida based premium whiskey, created to be enjoyed among friends. Inspired by comradery and celebration — The DuBlasé story is one about bringing people together to enjoy life’s cherished moments.

We are most excited about the recently announced expansion of retail distribution into California. Currently, we are in retail stores in Florida and selling direct-to-consumer online in 32 states. Having retail distribution in states like Florida and California will be vital for our growth this year.

I look forward to everyone learning more and trying DuBlasé. It features a hint of vanilla, complemented with all natural spices, and refined for a smooth and robust finish. You can truly enjoy DuBlasé neat, as a cocktail or on the rocks. It is perfect for Florida’s sophisticated and festive lifestyle. Being a Black-owned brand, it is a great feeling seeing consumers from all spectrums and walks of life enjoying my whiskey.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I enjoy traveling, so I would offer to try a tour of the state. Friends could fly into Jacksonville on a Friday for happy hour and enjoy one of the Speakeasy’s. Saturday we could drive down to Orlando, and visit the Disney parks. Sunday, we could travel down to Miami for brunch and catch a Miami Heat game.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to give a shoutout to Lawrence Eakins, my uncle and winemaker who introduced me to the spirits industry and spirit production. I would like to shoutout my fraternity brothers, the men of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and specifically the Beta Nu chapter seated at Florida A&M University for being an inspiration behind the brand name. And lastly, I would like the shoutout all the supporter of DuBlasé. Thank you for all your purchases, like, shares, comments, and word of mouth conversations as we continue to grow our brand.

Website: www.dublase.com

Instagram: www.instagram.com/DuBlaseWhiskey

Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/DuBlaseWhiskey

Twitter: www.twitter.com/DuBlaseWhiskey

Facebook: www.facebook.com/DuBlaseWhiskey

Image Credits
Rakimism, Twist & Tailor

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