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Black Fly Sour Cherry Vodka Review


Important: This is the last post of 2023. I’ll be taking the last half of December and first half of January off from posting.

I’ll be back January 12th, 2024 with the first short story of the new year! (The first article will go up the following Monday)

One of my absolute favourite things about Black Fly is not only the fact that all their products are vegan, but they’re also a Canadian company! Do you need more of a reason to love a company?

Like coffee, I drink alcohol because I like the taste, not because I ‘need’ it. (I actually have a very low tolerance for alcohol, like caffeine. Half a Smirnoff Ice and that might be too much) So when I tell you that Black Fly’s Sour Cherry is a good product, know I’m talking taste-wise and not get-you-hammered-wise.

Blackfly Sour Cherry is my absolute favourite flavour of alcohol I’ve tried. While it has the typical fizzy “this is alcohol”-ness, the cherry flavour does a great job of balancing it out. It doesn’t burn your throat after so many sips like other alcohol, and is low enough in alcohol content I can usually finish 1 can without feeling like it’s too much.

The cherry flavour itself is reminiscent of Maynard’s Sour Cherry Blasters in the fakeness of it, but it’s not nearly as sweet and has a hint more realness to the flavour than the candy. It actually reminds me of those Chubby drinks, if you’ve ever had them. (Yes that was the last time I had a cherry flavoured pop)

You can also usually buy them as single tall can, in packs of four, or twelve. Which is great if you’re someone like me and only need a little bit of a drink to enjoy, instead of being forced to buy a four pack like some other companies make you. I wasn’t able to find a bigger pack than twelve though, so if you’re having a party, you’ll need to double up.

Unfortunately, the Sour Cherry flavour has been extremely hard to find the last couple years, so I finally reached out to the company on Instagram, to figure out why.

They told me this:

Hi, Thanks for reaching out! We’re happy to hear you’re writing a product review about Black Fly! We hope you’re loving our drinks so far! Our Sour Cherry is not currently available in any provinces. The variety of Black Fly flavours varies from province to province depending on what the various liquor boards choose to carry, and on the success of products! Cheers

I was obviously very saddened to to hear that their Sour Cherry flavour is no longer available in Canada. As said above, it’s my favourite flavour, but I guess most other people didn’t agree. (This unfortunately happens with a lot of products I like)

I usually like to end reviews telling you to go out and try the product for yourself, but if you live in Canada, that won’t be possible. They do have other flavours that should still be available, though. Their Grape and Orange were my second and third choices when the Sour Cherry wasn’t around.

Though as they say in their response, the available flavours will change depending on the demand of your location, so keep that in mind while you’re on the hunt!

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