Episode 111

Published on:

25th Nov 2022

Episode 111: Tia Maria

Episode 111 features Tia Maria. Bottled in 750ml at 26.5% ABV, or 53 proof and it retails for about $31.

Enjoy this episode with a pour of Tia Maria on ice or in an Espresso Martini.

Tia Maria's official website: https://www.tiamaria.com/

Brief Historical Timeline:

  • 1947 - Tia Maria is created with Dr. Kenneth Evans as the named founder
  • 1980s - Hiram Walker acquires the brand
  • 2005 - Pernod Ricard ends up with Tia Maria through acquisitions
  • 2009 - Pernod Ricard sells Tia Maria to Illva Saronno

Key Cocktails:

Tia Maria is claimed to be the first coffee liqueur used in an Espresso Martini, so try it that way.

Tia Espresso Martini

  • 25ml Tia Maria
  • 25ml Vodka
  • Single or Double Shot of Espresso
  • 3 coffee beans for garnish

Shake all ingredients with ice, double strain into a chilled Martini glass, garnish with three coffee beans.


Wikipedia Article on Tia Maria

Diffords Guide on Tia Maria

Press Release on Pernod Ricard sale to Illva Saronno

Press Release on new bottle design

Cocktail-Society.com Article on Tia Maria

Trade Focused Sales Sheet PDF, circa 2020

Tia Maria's first TV Ad on YouTube

Product Listing for Vanilla Beans Defining Bourbon Vanilla

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Liquor and Liqueur Connoisseur
Podcast dedicated to drinking, discussing, and discovering the world of distilled spirits.
Liquor and Liqueur Connoisseur is a podcast for anyone that enjoys distilled spirits!

Built on the premise of drinking, discussing, and discovering the world of distilled spirits, each episode features consistent tastings and much more. The featured spirit's backstory is covered, including history of production, marketing, availability, notable events for the spirit, as well as personal stories on enjoyment.

This podcast features new episodes at least weekly, and is the work of host Matt Birchard, who created the podcast as a way to keep a new year's resolution to himself - which was to drink more!

So enjoy each episode whenever you have time, but it's recommended you enjoy a liquor or liqueur during the show!

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Matthew Birchard

I'm a fan of distilled spirits, and marketer by trade. Native of Portland, Oregon, USA.