ABOUT WILLIAM CAINES
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When Two Worlds Collide
When I reflect on my greatest motivation in life, I would have to dedicate that title to my parents. As a child, I watched my mom experiment in the kitchen with various recipes and combinations from different cultures. My uncles would put pepper sauce on all of her innovations, creating an exquisite combination of fruity and spicy. To this day, the flavors I experienced as a child are reflected in the recipes of Wicked Bess. Interestingly, my parents both grew up in Four Roads, Trinidad and Tobago, just about 55 miles away from each other. However, it wasn’t until they both immigrated to Boston that they met, fell in love, and decided to join their forces through marriage and lean into the American Dream. My parents taught me the importance of perseverance and hard work, and I carried these values into my career. Now, I am the proud owner and founder of Wicked Bess.
The Inspiration Behind the Product
As a former busser, server, tea sommelier, bartender, and bar manager, at renowned Boston hotels, I quickly fell in love with all aspects of hospitality. From handcrafting creative drinks to making expert-level suggestions, I especially enjoyed my time behind the bar. Assisting others and bringing smiles to faces through generous service and delicious beverages is, by far, one of the most fulfilling aspects of my career. Just as COVID swept the planet and country after country headed into lockdown, I was in the process of creating a brand-new bar menu. Desperate for a quick solution for those wanting drinks but forced into lockdown, I began experimenting with bottling delicious concoctions. As such, I invented all-in-one elevated cocktails and discovered the brand, Wicked Bess. You see, the brand name “Wicked Bess” wasn’t established just because it sounds cool. Both words come from Boston and Trinidad slang that, coincidentally, represent the core of what Wicked Bess is about. In Boston, “Wicked” translates to awesome or neat, while “Bess” in Trinidad means delicious or enjoyable. As my culture plays a huge part in the recipes and values of my business, I am honored to have a name that represents my background.
Innovative Products Sparked by Love
My high-quality mixers that replicate bar-quality cocktails, also known as Shrubs, come in a variety of blends that represent both the New England and the Caribbean areas. Rather than spending money on top-notch ingredients and struggling to create the right combinations, Wicked Bess customers can look forward to delectable drinks from the comfort of their own homes. With mouthwatering ingredients such as pear, lime, ginger, Jalapeños, grapefruit, common, blackberry, fruit vinegar, and even habanero, among many others, my Shrubs are guaranteed to give you the handcrafted vibe you look forward to at high-end bars. Enjoy the expertise of a mixologist from your very own kitchen!
The Wicked Bess Mission
With each Shrub we create, it is our ongoing mission to ignite your taste buds in the best of ways and to bring a smile to your face. While it is our goal to only produce cocktail solutions that match the quality of high-rated bars, we also strive to bring a sense of convenience to match the luxury of our Shrubs. Here at Wicked Bess, we are committed to ensuring you enjoy yourself while sipping out cocktail solutions. For more information about our tasty Wicked Bess products, we invite you to check out our Shop or Contact Us at any time!