Sephina Spirits



Sephina is a luscious craft Spirit blend of V.S.O.P. Cognac and Pineau Des Charentes fortified wine inspired by the legendary performer, activist, spy, and first Black female superstar, Josephine Baker.


About the Owner(s)

Ken Gilbert

Like many craft spirits this started as an idea, soon became a dream, and is now a reality.

I’ve spent a lot of time in Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard. The best days for me were in late August when the days were still hot and the temperature would drop at night. Big thick sweaters were always worn if we sat out late in the evening trading lies and drinking our favorite cocktails. I like fortified wine but always felt it needed a little more to warm the body and settle the soul. So I started adding my favorite brown spirits and eventually decided that VSOP Cognac worked best.

Fast forward through to 2018. Four trips to Europe (two to the Cognac region of France and Josephine’s former chateau in Dordogne), countless tastings with master blenders, and many label designs. This was also when the serendipity of discovering the Josephine baker cocktail led to the name Sephina.