At BlackBeard Barber & Barrel House we offer the best quality alcohols from around the world. On the shelves filled with bottles there are over 800 carefully selected brands along with limited editions and collector’s bottles desired and sought after by fans from all over the world.
You will find rum in each of the three styles – Spanish, English and French. Regardless of whether you like distillates from Jamaica, Cuba Dominican Republic, Martinique or Mauritius, we certainly have them in our offer.
Alcohols from around the world in different categories are our specialty. That is why in our store we also advise you in choosing one of the delicious types of whiskey, wine, gin or vodka. We are efficiently and perfectly knowledgeable about any of these spirits. Our experts will carefully choose bottles suited to the occasion and situation by creating special compositions in gift baskets, perfect for any eventuality.
Rums, wines, whiskey, cognacs, champagnes, gins – the only stylish alcohol store with such a character in Wroclaw
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Liquor store in a beautiful space
Just a few minutes’ walk from the Wroclaw Market Square there is an unusual and extraordinary liquor store. At 57 Tęczowa Street, in an industrial climate and reviving urban space, lovers of: wine, rum or whiskey will find their favourite place.
For most BlackBeard is associated as one of the best barbers in Wroclaw. It is also and above all, a luxury liquor store. Although, as visitors say, referring to this space as shop, it is rather unfair underestimation of this place.
BlackBeard is a professional advice in choosing alcohol
BlackBeard is not a standard store where we choose bottles of liquor standing in front of the counter. This is a parlour where experts advise on choosing the right alcohol for the right situation and occasion. To fully understand the specifics of this place, you should visit it and ask for help in choosing a bottle. Only then we will realise the adventure begins with a few simple questions, standing in front of a shelf full of bottles that we have not even heard of before. After a moment of conversation, we are holding something that we will be 100% satisfied with. So we are talking about professional advice, which will explain why this bottle and this brand are perfect for a trip with colleagues outside the city, and another will suit a quiet evening with a cigar, or a romantic dinner. Alcohols of the world, in a nutshell, can be said about the rich collection of alcohols in the BlackBeard parlour.
The spacious interiors, in which a journey through the world of limited spirits not found anywhere else in Lower Silesia takes place, has been designed to provide guests with the best possible experience. Having a conversation about the next rum, listening to its story, we sit on comfortable couches with a cup of coffee in hand. In addition, in an atmosphere that completely lets you forget – at least for a moment – about the outside world.
Interestingly, when the customer cannot decide which bottle to choose, he receives information about the tasting and an invitation to it. It is here where not only from the stories, but also thanks to the taste buds he discovers the unknown brands, and get chuffed by palettes of different aromas and flavours.
Over 800 brands of luxury alcohol
On the BlackBeard Barber & Barrel House shelves you will find over 800 brands of spirits from around the world. All carefully selected so that the variety of rum, whiskey, wine, vodka or gin allows you to get to know the rich, interestingly constructed and extremely exciting world. Among them are popular brands as well as less known ones, producing liquor in limited quantities. The latter are eagerly bought by an increasing number of collectors and specialists.
Luxury alcohol is not only a fashion, but also a way to earn money
Exclusive and collector’s alcohols are a great investment and gift idea. Especially in case of very rare bottles, because they have a financial value. When it comes to those less limited, but still rare and unheard of in popular alcohol chains, behind brands there are usually extremely interesting stories.
Increased consumption of luxury alcohol in Poland
Already after 2018, it was reported that the consumption of exclusive spirits was growing, and by 2023 the growth of the elegant alcohol market is expected to be close to ten percent per year. This is not surprising, recent years are very good for the alcohol market.
The potential for growth and development of the luxury alcohol market is enormous. In Poland, in 2018 it was estimated at PLN 1.2 billion. For comparison, in Great Britain it is 10.3 billion zlotys, in France nearly 10 billion, and in Germany almost 5 billion. It is forecasted that in 2023 this market in Poland will be higher by PLN 700 million. Whiskey is experiencing the highest growth among exclusive spirits, which sales increased by 11 percent compared to the previous year, and since 2012 this segment has grown by 113 percent.
It is also worth mentioning whiskey export data here. Alcohol worth £ 4.7 billion was sent from Scotland in 2018, an increase of around 8 percent over the previous year. Thus, 1.28 billion 0.7 bottles left Scotland.
In the whole scale, luxury alcohols are, however, only a drop in the alcoholic sea. The value of the market is PLN 62.5 billion, so simple mathematics says that elegant alcohols account for about 2 percent of the entire market. However, trends clearly say that the increase in sales of premium brands will continue.
It is not at all about higher consumption, but about choosing better quality spirits. The strongest deluxe alcohol is, of course mentioned above whiskey, but for over a dozen months you can see purchasing trends and greater sales of rum, gin and also better quality vodkas.
Poles are also very eager to visit places where you can taste great alcohol in single servings in order to get to know the taste, familiarize yourself with the news and recommendations of friends and acquaintances. They are also happy to use tastings to check which alcohol is worth buying immediately, or later in liquor stores or on store pages where you can buy alcohol online, e.g. https://blackbeard.store/.
Collector’s alcohol comes to the fore
Interest in better drinks is also moving into the sphere of collector alcohols. During the aforementioned tastings, discovering new flavours and learning the history of brands, we are finding out about what special alcohols are or have been produced. Education in this segment brings a lot of pleasure and new acquaintances, and also stimulates social life.
Striving for a balance between work and personal life has become a very interesting element of life. The latter gains in value, and placing it in the right way of passion, for example to mentioned luxury alcohol could result in trips abroad, the purpose of which is to visit the distillery and gain more experience.
Macallan breaks the record
Thus, collector alcohols are also gaining interest. Travels, new flavours and a desire to explore this matter cause that we are finding the mentioned collector’s alcohols. In 2018, a collector’s whiskey bottle was sold for the first time for over a million pounds. This price was reached by Macallan from 1926. A more earthbound example can be Ardbeg Kielpie, a collector’s bottle released by Ardbeg in 2017. During the premiere, the bottle cost PLN 470. In just two months, its price jumped to nearly 960 and has not fallen below PLN 900 since then.
By the way, Kelpie is a reference to a mythical creature from the poem of Charles Mackay who lives in the Strait of Corryvreckan.
Such information means that more and more people interested in good quality alcohol are beginning to seriously consider investing in this segment. In recent years, whiskey has beaten other alternative investments, such as wine, rare coins, works of art and watches. According to experts, alternative ways of investing money should not exceed 20 percent of all our investments.
But above all, elegant alcohols are a great way to collect these experiences and learn many interesting things that you can then entertain your friends and acquaintances with. And nothing connects like a good drink in a glass.
Alcohols by the glass – how to pump up the atmosphere?
Liquors by the glass? Rum, gin, whiskey, wine by measure? BlackBeard takes further steps forward and further enhances the unique atmosphere that is characterized by barbershop and a liquor store with exceptional alcohol. From September, customers can buy alcohol by measure and spend more time there than ever before.
Alcohols by measure? Yes, it’s possible in BlackBeard
BlackBeard is ideally suited to spend a quiet evening, with a portion of excellent alcohol with friends, as well as to complement the taste of a cigar. The place until now known primarily as the Barber shop and Barrel House (i.e. a liquor store with exceptional alcohol), will have additional, small, but extremely significant services.
First of all, it is possible to buy alcohol by measure. Until now, there was no such option, and only guests using the services of barbers were offered alcohol. This solution allows you to try and familiarize yourself with unknown flavours and brands of alcohol at a very affordable price. Special tasting sets are also planned, in which there will be several glasses of different content, as well as a cocktail bar with a range of perfectly prepared and original cocktails.
It’s the perfect place to start the evening, it’s also a place where you can wait in a pleasant atmosphere for a friend using the services of barber and get to know many new flavours.
The place will also be ideal for coffee fans who love cosy and atmospheric cafes. BlackBeard interiors do not need to be recommended or praised to anyone, because leather sofas and an industrial building alone, position the place high on the list of interesting cafes to visit in Wroclaw. Local residents also value take-out coffee, which is also available at BlackBeard. Calm and tranquil atmosphere and unheard of anywhere in Wroclaw, high shelves with alcohols makes it an interesting place for Instagram photos.
The changes apply not only to the services themselves. The interior is also slightly different. A space in which cigars can be smoked has been separated, and the decor of the current BlackBeard main room has been changed. A large oak table, replaced by tables at which more people can sit. In the summer, however, a garden with several seating places will be available in front of the premises located at 57 Tęczowa Street.
All changes result from the desire to provide BlackBeard guests with the best atmosphere associated with rum, whiskey and cigars. BlackBeard provides these experiences, but also projects related to the place, i.e. Rum Love Festival, numerous tastings and Terrace 13 by Rum Love Festival, which was established this year on the terrace of the Monopol Hotel in the very center of Wroclaw.