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Don Q Oak Barrel Spiced Rum


Destilería Serrallés has announced the release of Don Q’s Oak Barrel Spiced Rum.

The distillery used a blend of Puerto Rican rums that have been aged for a minimum of three years and up to six years for this expression, adding the structure, smoothness and tannins that “differentiate Don Q Oak Barrel Spiced Rum from unaged spiced rums,” the company says.

Flavors include a blend of vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove, along with a barrel-aged rummy character. Warm kitchen spices slowly give way to oaky tannins, the company reports. Aromas include vanilla and nutmeg, beginning with honey oak notes.

No artificial flavors or colors were added to this dry rum. The spirit aged in American white oak barrels

“We wanted to make sure we created an elevated experience for our customers, one that would reveal how barrel ageing and pure ingredients can take spiced rum from an ordinary mixer to an exceptional spirit, said Roberto Serrallés, the sixth-generation owner of Destilería Serrallés, in a press release.

Don Q Oak Barrel Spiced Rum is available at liquor stores throughout the country. It is 90 proof and is priced at $29.99 per 750-ml. bottle.


Captain Morgan Launches Limited Edition Pumpkin Spiced Rum

Diageo Captain Morgan Jack O Blast
Just When You Thought Pumpkin Spice Couldn’t Get Any Better – Captain Morgan Jack-O’Blast Has Arrived (PRNewsFoto/Diageo)

Rum lovers and pumpkin spice fanatics, get your glasses ready! Your obsession with pumpkin is no longer limited to the standard pumpkin beer and pumpkin spiced lattes this season. Captain Morgan is here to fill the void with chilled pumpkin spiced flavored shots. Prepare yourself for an epic fall season with CAPTAIN MORGAN Jack-O’Blast Limited Edition Pumpkin Spiced Rum, the first pumpkin spiced rum offering to ever hit shelves.

Stemming from last year’s celebrated release of CAPTAIN MORGAN Cannon Blast, Captain Morgan is revolutionizing the shots category once again with this new pumpkin spiced rum. Jack-O’Blast represents fall in a shot glass, blending Caribbean rum with some of your favorite seasonal flavors – fresh pumpkin, cinnamon and other autumnal spices – creating an insanely delicious shot.

“As much as we enjoyed tropical cocktails over the summer, it’s time to make room for the bold flavors of fall everyone enjoys,” said Linda Bethea, Vice President of Captain Morgan. “Captain Morgan Jack-O’Blast is a must-have for responsible adult consumers during their favorite seasonal activities, whether it’s at football tailgates, Halloween parties or backyard bonfires with friends.”

While Captain Morgan Jack-O’Blast boasts the identical shape of its predecessor, Captain Morgan Cannon Blast, it features autumn colors of orange and green. To solidify its place as fall’s must-have shot, the bold, round bottle simulates the look of a carved pumpkin when illuminated under a black light. The pumpkin spiced rum (60 proof, 30% ABV) has a suggested retail price of $15.99 for a 750 ml bottle and is currently available nationwide for a limited time this fall.

Best enjoyed chilled as a fall-inspired shot, Captain Morgan Jack-O’Blast can also be served as a drop shot or as the key ingredient in a number of seasonal drinks. When celebrating with friends this fall, try the Apple Jack-O cocktail:

Apple Jack-O
1.5 oz. Captain Morgan Jack O’Blast
4 oz. chilled apple cider

Directions: Combine Captain Morgan Jack-O’Blast with chilled apple cider and serve over ice.

NEW: Bacardi Grapefruit

Bacardi GrapefruitIntroducing Bacardi Grapefruit as the newest member of the Bacardi flavored rums family, we start with Bacardi Superior, a one-year aged rum, infuse it with rich pink grapefruit flavors to create a sour and semisweet, fresh taste inspired by our Caribbean heritage. Mixes well with lemonade, lemon-lime soda and a great twist for a Moscow Mule cocktail.

NEW: Two from Don Q


Don Q is gearing up to release two new rum expressions later this year, including a limited edition single barrel expression and a “sophisticated” spiced variant.

Just 6,000 bottles of the Don Q Signature Release Single Barrel rum will be launched, with 3,000 4.5 litre cases dedicated to the US and Puerto Rico, and the remaining 1,000 destined for Europe.

Bottled at 40% abv, the rum has been aged for just over 10 years and is described as offering “a really wonderful woodiness, with tanins and sweeter notes” as well.

The launch is part of a planned series of releases beginning with the 2005 vintage, which will be followed by the 2007 single barrel variant next year.

“We love ageing and blending,” commented Roberto Serrallés, Don Q owner and master distiller. “This is the first single barrel expression we’ve released.

“We wanted to start playing around and having fun outside of our comfort zone.

“The single barrel is a beautiful light style rum.”

Don Q Signature Release Single Barrel will carry an RRP of around £40 ($45.99 US) per 700ml bottle.

Don Q Barrel Aged Spice

Furthermore, the firm is also planning to bring out a spiced rum expression mid-2016, aimed as “elevating” the spiced rum category.

Titled Don Q Barrel Aged Spice, the expression has been designed to offer a “next step” to fans of spiced rum and will be a permanent addition to the brand’s portfolio.

The rum has been infused with “natural” spiced, including cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla and tamarind.

“The spiced rum segment is growing and it’s an interesting category,” said Serrallés. “Everyone knows the big players in spiced rum, they know Captain Morgan.

“But where do spiced rum drinkers graduate to? Our rum will offer a more sophisticated version of a spiced rum – we want to elevate the category.

“We need to get away from pirates and sea monsters – we’ve talked too much about pirates and forgotten the fantastic properties of the rum itself.

“It has such an amazing taste profile that we think consumers who are interested in spiced rum are going to love.”

Don Q Barrel Aged Spice will carry an RRP of around £29.99 ($35 US) per 700ml bottle.