The Department of Sugar LLC


One of the tenets of our business is supporting and working with other small businesses.  We love finding, and being found by, other people who have a product or a retail store that shares the love for fine things.  It is an honor to work with other creative minds and to be able to create products with and for quality brands.  Please spread the love and learn about our partners.  If you cannot yet find their products in stores near you, go in and ask for them.  You will not be disappointed!

During Prohibition, as the demand in the United States for illegal Canadian Whisky rose, the Canadian government approved regulations for the addition of up to 9.09% of “other ingredients” – neutral grain spirit, to modern day Orange Wine, sugar, glycerine, etc – to extend inventory.  The ‘rule’ stands today in most Canadian Whisky in the US.  

We knew we could do better by producing it the old fashioned way, not the modern/mass produced manner. Nothing added – no sugar, no glycerine, no neutral spirit or Orange Wine to “cut” or extend the yield…Whisky, the way whisky used to be! So we set out to do just that. We found a partner distillery in Quebec. We selected the barrels – 3 – 14 year old barrels filled with Corn and Rye Whisky – shipped them to AUSTIN, TEXAS, carefully blended them together, and proofed the batch down to 42% ABV with Texas Hill Country Spring Water.  Just Oak aged whisky and Texas spring water.


On the back of every bottle of POPS’ is an open space beneath the statement, “This bottle is CELEBRATING…”. We hope you fill that space in with whatever the moment – big or small – and enjoy a glass with friends and family! 


Sweet Designs by Kathy makes Whiskey caramels out of this deliciously light whiskey.  They are currently only available in Texas.

Black Infusions produces naturally-infused spirits that are free of artificial sugars, flavors, and colors. The unique versatility of our products complement cocktails in both traditional and modern recipes, and across all occasions.


We are a small producer and our goal has remained the same from day one. We value quality over everything else, and it’s important to us that we keep the process simple and natural.


Our artisanal spirits are handcrafted in small batches and we achieve the authentic colors and tastes from a single source of flavor: dried fruit. It’s how spirits used to be – and should be – made and enjoyed.

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