Vice President Kamala Harris has been honored with her own Whiskey, named MADAM. The new offering comes from D.C.-based distiller Republic Restoratives and features a portrait of Harris on the bottle.
Kamala Harris MADAM Whiskey is a blend of seven year old Bourbon and five year old Rye. It is a collaboration with Lex Marie, a D.C.-based visual artist who painted the Vice President’s portrait. “As an artist my mind immediately went to the many masterpieces I’ve studied of portraits painted of french women of status titled ‘Portrait of Madame,’” said Marie about her work.
She added, “Our work is so important because it captures these important events with true emotion as they take place. As a black woman, I feel honored to paint a portrait of our first black female VP the year she was elected. These are artworks that we will show our grandchildren and their grandchildren.”
“Madam” is a whiskey and a portrait. It’s a celebration of the outspoken and disruptive, who blaze new trails and shatter glass ceilings. It’s a celebration of those who inspire us to resist and persist,” said the distillery on Facebook.
MADAM is the second release from Republic Restoratives to honor Vice President Kamala Harris. Last year, the women-owned distillery released its I’M SPEAKING Purpose Rye, a limited edition Rye Whiskey created to honor her performance in the 2020 debates.
MADAM is now on sale via Republic Restoratives official webstore and is priced at $89 per bottle, or it can be paired with the I’M SPEAKING Purpose Rye for $155.
Recently, a number of politically related spirits have been hitting shelves. Last week, Los Angeles-based distiller Amass unveiled its Impeachment Vodka. The offering celebrates President Joe Biden inauguration and former President Donald Trump’s second im’peach’ment trial. Arriving in an elegant, light pink bottle, Impeachment “is a peachy spirit that uses Amass Vodka as the base,” says the distillery.