mr black logo

Hey! How old are you?

You’ve got to be legal drinking age (18+) to visit this site.

YEP, I’M DEFINITELY 18+ NOPE, I’M NOT OLD ENOUGH

Our History


AUSTRALIA HAS ONE OF THE MOST INNOVATIVE COFFEE SCENES ON EARTH, AND WE’RE PROUD TO BRING THAT CULTURE OF CAFFEINATED PROGRESS TO THE EVENING.

We’re Australian. We like coffee. We love a drink. So in 2012 when craft gin was the next big thing, two men from Sydney started a coffee liqueur company. United by a love for all things coffee and drinking, Tom and Philip established Mr Black in 2012 to take good coffee into the evening.

Prior to founding The Mr Black Spirits Co, Tom Baker – a designer by trade – worked in new product development for big liquor companies, before throwing off the shackles of corporate oppression. Philip Moore – one of the nations highest awarded distillers – has run Distillery Botanica in Erina, New South Wales since 2007.

(continued below)

“COFFEE LIQUEUR FOR COFFEE PURISTS”
photo collage

It took 9 months and hundreds of trials to make Mr Black, but a gold medal at the London International Wine and Spirits competition was a good sign we were onto something good. Since then, over 35,000 bottles have been sold to coffee-loving drinkers, bars, restaurants, pubs and boozy coffee shops around Australia.

Just like the day we started the company, each bottle of our caffeinated wünderdrink is still made by hand, by us, at our distillery. A lady called Mandy sticks the labels on – she’s lovely.

We’re proud to bring our own flavour of steel ground caffeinated perfection to the evening, and continue the legacy of Australians spreading the word about good coffee and great spirits. If you like coffee and dig a drink, jump on board the coffee train as we take our boozy black liquid to the world.

Next stop: THE DETAILS