Dark Cacao


9 reviews

Bittersweet concoction of cacao, earthy roots and lilly pillies, designed to be sipped neat as a digestif.

- Made from organic cacao and infused with locally harvested lilly pillies
- Sip neat as a digestif or mix into one of our recommended cocktails
- Made in our distillery in Melbourne


26% ABV / 500mL

This Dark Cacao Liqueur is a bittersweet concoction of organic fermented cacao, a selection of earthy roots and a good measure of tangy yet floral lilly pillies.

Made right here in our distillery, we designed Dark Cacao to be sipped neat as a digestif, ideally next to a roaring fireplace and accompanied by a couple of squares of dark couverture chocolate.

To make it, we source and macerate cacao grown by one of our geographical neighbours, the Philippines. Pre-fermented to bring out all that chocolatey goodness, we then leave the maceration for a month while giving it a gentle stir at regular intervals until the aroma becomes unbearably enticing. To this we add several infusions of bitter roots for a lingering bitterness and a handful of native lilly pillies (riberries) to lend a floral note. Finally, we add a decent lick of dark sugar to bind everything together with a velvety texture.

We use real ingredients throughout and deliberately avoid filtering the liqueur to ensure no flavour is filtered out, so you may notice some sediment and oils that may drift out of the liqueur over time. Simply give your bottle a quick shake and all will be normal again!

Contains precisely 0.0% artificial colours, flavours and preservatives. Vegan friendly (we don't use any animal products nor processes throughout). Gluten free.

Tasting notes

On the nose you'll detect generous wafts of dark chocolate interlaced with floral notes and hints of raisins and golden syrup.

On the palate you'll be greeted with an explosion of flavour - a sweet and rapidly rising wave of cacao that starts to bring in traces of earthy roots and that distinctive lilly pilly floral note. The flavours remain for a couple of seconds before falling away quickly into a sustained finish. The finish is predominantly bitter with a slight hint of mint, coating the tongue with a velvety texture and providing a lingering aftertaste that hangs around for a remarkably long time.

Serving suggestions

Check out our Cocktail Recipes page for some delicious ideas on how to use Dark Cacao in your mixology.

Recycled bottles

All of our liqueurs, including Dark Cacao, are bottled in recycled glass spirit bottles where possible. Between our lovely network of bars who help collect empty spirit bottles for us and the empty bottles that get spat out of our own tasting flight production line, we've managed to build up a locally sustainable supply of bottles. These bottles are given a "rough massage" to strip the labels off, then a hardcore hot rinse and a final polish up before being revived with a new liqueur filled life.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
Jackie R.
Delicious and delectable

Fantastic addition to my espresso martinis - will buy again! Also thanks for the super quick postage!

Dale F.
Easy to order

Service was excellent. Product was well wrapped. Product is a gift so hasn’t been tasted yet


Bought these for my hubby- he loved them & he can’t wait to try some of the other flavours!