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Episode 111: Tia Maria
Episode 11125th November 2022 • Liquor and Liqueur Connoisseur • Matt Birchard
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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:

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 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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