About Us

It’s just dangerous. That’s our motto.

What makes Contraband so good?  We’ve been perfecting a secret, family recipe for the last 40 years.  Jerry’s father received the original recipe from his father, and passed it down to Jerry when he was just 15 years old.  In fact, as the story goes the notorious Al Capone once drank the original family recipe while hosting a friend’s wedding at a Chicago hotel.  After his first sip, Capone made our family’s flavored liqueur the most popular drink of the night.

 
 

Based in Rapid City, SD, owner Jerry Sailer, of Rapid City, has turned a seven-generation, Sailer family recipe into reality by producing flavored liqueur in South Dakota.

Jerry Sailer was educated in the art of “making alcohol” by his father when he was 15 years old. Jerry’s father also learned the art of “making alcohol” when he was 15. In fact, the five previous father and son relationships of the family shared the same bond. Making alcohol has been in our blood for a long time. The flavors you’re tasting today didn’t happen overnight. Contraband flavored liqueurs have been perfected from generation to generation. In fact, Jerry recalls the beverage his father passed onto him as tasting like “turpentine with a little lighter fluid thrown in for flavoring,” but, “it got the job done.” From that point on, Jerry’s dream was to own and open his own distillery.

In May of 2015, the first step was taken to start the long, tedious process to attain a distiller’s license and move toward full-scale operation.

A little over a year later, he became the first licensed full distillery in South Dakota, and Contraband flavored liqueurs are popping up in more and more quality establishments. Keep a lookout for Contraband products on the shelves at quality establishments near you.

Feel free to contact us with any questions or comments you might have about Contraband flavored liqueur.

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Types of Contraband

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Smooth Bourbon

Bourbon taste. No bourbon bite. It’s just dangerous.

Contraband Smooth Bourbon is a bourbon-flavored liqueur that invokes all of your favorite bourbon tastes. Smoky Oak. Vanilla. Caramel. Spices. All of it in a flavored liqueur that always goes down smooth after hitting the tongue with a strong flavor. We promise you’ll be grinning after your first sip.

Recommended Serving: Serve chilled on the rocks or with your favorite mixer. Contraband Smooth Bourbon always plays well on your palette.

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Royalty

Fit for a king. Enjoyed by the masses. It’s just dangerous.

Contraband Royalty brings that sweet bit you’ve come to expect from a true northern rye. The catch? There’s no harsh taste on the back end, which means Royalty lives up to its name. Why should the ones wearing the crowns have all the fun? Contraband Royalty brings the fun to the masses.

Recommended Serving: Contraband Royalty is best served chilled on the rocks or with your favorite mixer. Whatever your choice, Royalty is sure to play well on your palette.

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Gold

Go ahead and treat yourself to some Gold without breaking the bank. Go ahead. Try it. It’s just dangerous.

A sweet sipping drink, Contraband Gold is the flavored liqueur that greets your lips with soft caramel undertones. Contraband Gold finishes with no harsh aftertaste. The only thing Contraband Gold leaves, however, is a smile on your face.

Best Served: Serve chilled, on the rocks or with your favorite mixer. Gold will play well on your palette.

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Root Beer

Remember those Root Beer candies you ate as a kid? Weren’t they great? Wouldn’t it be great to have that same taste in a flavored liqueur? Contraband Root Beer is that refreshing root beer liqueur. Full-bodied, smooth, and no harsh aftertaste. Guaranteed to bring back memories of those root beer candies.

Recommended Serving: Try mixing 1 part Contraband Root Beer with 1 part Baileys with a splash of soda for a perfect Contraband Root Beer Float!

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Black Satin

A touch of satin for the taste buds. It’s just dangerous.

Contraband Black Satin flavored liqueur carries a strong flavor with a smooth finish with no harsh aftertaste. Black Satin will leave you sitting and reminiscing on the old-style black licorice we all love and enjoy.

Recommended Serving: Try mixing Contraband Black Satin with your favorite energy drink to create the perfect mix: The Contra-Bomb!

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Great Faces Vodka

Having an 80 proof vodka that looks like and goes down like water? It’s just dangerous.

The best vodka is one that goes down smooth. Take a shot of Contraband’s Great Faces Vodka and notice it has no burn. Be sure not to mistake it for water since we filter it twice, it looks just as clear as a bottle of your favorite spring water. Not only does it look and taste great, Contraband’s Great Faces Vodka doesn’t have that rubbing alcohol smell that so often offends the nose.

Recommended serving: Serve chilled or on the rocks. Contraband Great Faces Vodka will pair perfectly with your favorite mixture.

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Watermelon

Tastes like summer on the front porch. Without the seeds. It’s just dangerous.

Contraband Watermelon is a refreshing watermelon-flavored liqueur perfect for those long summer nights. Watermelon goes down smooth and keeps you wanting more. The best part? You don’t have to deal with those pesky watermelon seeds to get the great watermelon taste.

Recommended Serving: Best served chilled or on the rocks. Try throwing a splash into your favorite summertime fruity drinks for an exciting new addition. Guaranteed to be a great summer companion.

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Cinnamon

Like that great taste of Cinnamon? Then you will love ours!

Contraband Cinnamon flavored liqueur carries a strong flavor with a smooth finish that won't hurt when you drink it. Cinnamon will leave you remininscing on that old fashioned taste of redhot candies, that we all loved as kids.

Recommended Serving: Serve chilled on the rocks or with your favorite mixer. Contraband always plays well on your palette.

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Black Fire

If you love the taste of Black Licorice and Cinnamon, then you will love Contraband Black Fire.

Contraband Black Fire flavored liqueur carries the most unique flavor you have ever tasted.
When you first drink it you will taste a wonderful black licorice then when you swallow it will change to Cinnamon. It is liquor magic at its best!!! Try some magic in your life today!

Recommended Serving: Serve chilled on the rocks or with your favorite mixer. Contraband Black Fire always plays well on your palette.

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Southern Orange

Bourbon and Orange have always played well together, but now they reliving in the same bottle together!

Contraband Southern Orange brings that amazing taste of a freshly squeezed orange and smooth bourbon together to create the perfect taste sensation. The catch? You don't have to mix things to get this great taste. So experience this great sensation that will have your taste buds begging for more.

Recommended Serving: Contraband Southern Orange is best served chilled on the rocks or with your favorite mixer. Whatever your choice, it is sure to play well on your palette.

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Gingerbread

If you love the taste of Black Licorice and Cinnamon, then you will love Contraband Black Fire.

Contraband Black Fire flavored liqueur carries the most unique flavor you have ever tasted.
When you first drink it you will taste a wonderful black licorice then when you swallow it will change to Cinnamon. It is liquor magic at its best!!! Try some magic in your life today!

Recommended Serving: Serve chilled on the rocks or with your favorite mixer. Contraband Black Fire always plays well on your palette.

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Holiday Cheer

Contraband Holiday Cheer is a Whiskey Egg Nog flavored liqueur that invokes all of your favorite holiday memories. With its true egg nog flavor and burn or bite taste, you wont have to wait until the holidays are here to enjoy this great product.
So take one home today and start celebrating early this year!

Recommended Serving: Serve chilled on the rocks, and just enjoy this great holiday taste!

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Coffee

Like that great taste of coffee? Then you will love this one!

Contraband Coffee flavored liqueur carries a strong flavor with a smooth finish that won't burn when you drink it. Our Coffee will leave you thinking you are drinking a true cold pressed Italian coffee drink when you try this perfect brew!

Recommended Serving: Serve chilled on the rocks or with your favorite mixer. Contraband Coffee will always plays well on your palette.

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  • Smooth Criminal

    .5 oz Original Contraband Liqueur
    .5 oz Half-and-Half
    1.5 oz Smooth Bourbon Contraband Liqueur
    Splash of Butter Shot
    Splash of Soda Water

  • Royal Squeeze

    1 oz Original Contraband Liqueur
    1 oz Royalty Contraband Liqueur
    1 oz Spiced Rum
    Ginger Ale to fill
    Splash of Grenadine

  • Royal Navel

    1 oz Original Contraband Liqueur
    1 oz Royalty Contraband Liqueur
    Orange Juice to fill
    Splash of Lemon Juice

  • Cat's Meow

    1 oz Original Contraband Liqueur
    1 oz Royalty Contraband Liqueur
    Pineapple Juice to fill

  • Amaroyal

    1 oz Original Contraband Liqueur
    1 oz Royalty Contraband Liqueur
    Cranberry Juice to fill

  • Raspberry Rage

    1 oz Original Contraband Liqueur
    1 oz Royalty Contraband Liqueur
    .5 oz Raspberry Pucker
    7 Up to fill

  • The Coffin

    1 oz Original Contraband Liqueur
    1 oz Royalty Contraband Liqueur
    Splash sweet/sour
    7 Up to fill

  • The Toasted Bullet

    1.5 oz Original Contraband Liqueur
    1.5 oz Coffee Liqueur
    1 oz Half and Half

  • Smooth Gangster

    .5 oz Original Contraband Liqueur
    1 oz Black Satin Contraband Liqueur
    1 oz Root Beer Contraband Liqueur
    1 oz Half and Half

  • Contra Bomb

    Drop 1 oz of Orignal Contraband Liqueur into standard draft beer pint. Creates the taste and aroma of Dr. Pepper

  • The Sweet Flapper

    1/4 oz Orignal Contraband Liqueur
    .5 oz Great Faces Vodka
    2 oz Cranberry
    1 oz Orange Juice

  • Mob Witness

    1 oz Orignal Contraband Liqueur
    Fill with DR. Pepper

  • Get Away Driver

    3/4 oz Original Contraband Liqueur
    1.5 oz Great Faces Vodka Contraband Liqueur
    Fill with Orange Juice

  • Bend Me, Break Me

    1 oz Original Contraband Liqueur
    1 oz Sour
    Fill with Orange Juice

  • The Bee's Knees

    1 oz Original Contraband Liqueur
    1 oz Great Faces Vodka Contraband Liqueur
    Pineapple Juice to fill
    Double Splash of Grenadine

  • Smooth Criminal

    1.5 oz Smooth Bourbon Contraband Liqueur
    .5 oz Half-and-Half
    .5 oz Original Contraband Liqueur
    Splash of Butter sSot
    Splash of Soda Water

  • Harlem Sunset

    1 oz Smooth Bourbon Contraband Liqueur
    Splash Grenadine
    Splash Lime Juice
    Top with 7 Up or Sprite

  • Summer Night

    2 oz Smooth Bourbon Contraband Liqueur
    Soda Water
    Splash Grapefruit Juice
    Splash Grenadine

  • Gumshoe

    2 oz Smooth Bourbon Contraband Liqueur
    ¾ fill Ginger Ale
    ¼ fill Coke or Pepsi

  • Orange Tango

    1.5 oz Smooth Bourbon Contraband Liqueur
    .5 oz Orange Flavored Rum
    Fill with Ginger Ale
    Garnish with Orange Slice

  • The Capone

    2 oz Smooth Bourbon Contraband Liqueur
    .5 oz Coffee Liqueur
    .5 oz Orange Flavored Rum
    Soda Water to fill

  • The Bell Star

    1 oz Smooth Bourbon Contraband Liqueur
    1 oz Island Punch
    7 Up to fill

  • Bittersweet Margarita

    Salt Rim
    2 oz Royalty Contraband Liqueur
    3 oz Margarita Mix

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601 Kansas City St.
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