By Dylan Whitsett

Caffeine and spirits are a great couple. There's never a bad time of the year to enjoy these products, as they can be enjoyed cold in the summer, or poured into hot coffee, or vice versa! Here are some caffeine infused spirits my fellow caff-fiends (let's be honest with ourselves, we know who we are) should keep an eye out for:


1. Rock Town Coffee Liqueur Us Arkansans are crazy about our coffee, and we're even more crazy about buying local, so Rock Town Coffee Liqueur is a match made in heaven for us! The nose is pure cold brew bliss, nutty, and a truly revitalizing taste, Rock Town hit the nail on the head with this one.


2. Grind Espresso Spirit One of my personal favorites, and a product I've had as my staff pick in the past. A beautiful blend of high quality espresso beans, and fine, smooth Caribbean rum. A perfect way to invigorate yourself for a day of adventure, or to relax after.


#3 should come as no surprise; even though the product isn't itself a coffee liqueur, the two are so closely linked in my mind that one's unimaginable without the other. I speak of....

3. Baileys Irish Cream As smooth as silk and twice as soft, Baileys has been the traditional Christmas gift to family from my grandfather as long as I can remember. I have a great deal of nostalgia for this product, as my grandfather would let me have a sip of this in his coffee with a wink and a nudge every Christmas, and as an adult I love it even more.  Sometimes I make a rich and sweet cold drink, using Baileys and whipped cream, sometimes I keep it simple and fortify my lazy Sunday morning coffee with it, there's really no way to go wrong with Baileys.