Finding a steady supplier for dried black currants in the U.S. has been a challenge. Since I made my last post on this topic in September, 2010, the supplier I was using at that time (Good Sense) has stopped carrying them. Lucky for me, though, there is a currant farm in New York that has an online store where you can buy dried black currants in quantity.
The company is called CurrantC™ and it is managed by Greg Quinn. I am very happy that the company is offering dried black currants and that you can buy them in quantities. The are available in 1 lb, 5 lb and 10 lb bags.
I made a batch of black currant liqueur (crème de cassis) with these currants and they are of excellent quality. Genuine dried black currants are available from the CurrantC™ online store from this link: Genuine Dried Black Currants
When ordering black currants in the U.S. it is important to make sure that they are genuine black currants. Some online suppliers and wholesale food distributors are mistakenly advertising Zante currants as black currants. Zante currants are more like raisins than the genuine dark blue colored black currant berries. Zante currants are used in baked muffins and are not suitable for making black currant liqueur.
You can be absolutely confident that when you order dried black currants from this supplier that you will be getting genuine dried black currants that you can use to make your own homemade black currant liqueur.