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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.

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NEW: Kahlúa® Chili Chocolate

Pernod Ricard USA- Kahlua Chili Chocolate
Kahlua Chili Chocolate (PRNewsFoto/Pernod Ricard USA)

Kahlúa®, the original rum and coffee liqueur, is heating things up this fall and holiday season with Kahlúa Chili Chocolate. This new, permanent addition to the Kahlúa portfolio delivers extraordinary flavor, spicing up everyday celebrations and social hang outs for the perfect twist on “the usual” and expected.

Kahlúa Chili Chocolate fuses the bold, fierce and unexpected, for a surprising and delightful flavor combination of hot chili and silky, smooth chocolate. The rich chocolate contrasts perfectly with the zest of chili pepper, allowing for an intense, exciting flavor.

“Kahlúa consumers are continually in search of the next exciting adventure and uniquely distinct experience,” said Troy Gorczyca, Brand Director, Kahlúa, Pernod Ricard USA. “Kahlúa is acknowledging that fiery spirit by offering an antidote to the everyday and kicking classic cocktail favorites up a notch. Kahlúa Chili Chocolate embodies the original Kahlúa taste consumer’s love, while turning up the heat.”

Available at retail locations, Kahlúa Chili Chocolate is 20% Alc./Vol. (40 proof) and retails for a suggested price of $18.99 per 750 ml bottle.

To best enjoy Kahlúa Chili Chocolate, try our signature recipes:

IN A COCKTAIL: KAHLÚA CHILI CHOCOLATE ESPRESSO MARTINI
1 part Kahlúa Chili Chocolate
1 part Olmeca Altos Plata
1 part Espresso
Build in a shaker over ice, strain into a coup glass. Garnish with espresso beans, taste and enjoy!

IN A SHOT: CAFÉ VOLCANO
1.5 parts Kahlúa Chili Chocolate
1 part Malibu black
Shake with a mint leaf over ice and strain into a chilled in a shot glass

A SIMPLE PAIRING: KAHLÚA CHILI HOT CHOCOLATE
1 part Kahlúa Chili Chocolate
2 parts hot chocolate
Pour hot chocolate over 1 part Kahlúa Chili Chocolate, top with powdered chili, taste and enjoy!

 

Crown Royal launches single barrel in Texas

Crown-Royal-Signature-Coffey-Rye-WhiskyWhile around 50 different barrels are used to create Crown Royal Canadian whiskey, the coffey rye barrel was selected for the brand’s first foray into the single barrel category.

Diageo claims that coffey rye is Crown Royal’s “most notable” whiskey component and “honors the long-standing tradition of referring to local Canadian whiskies simply as ‘rye’”.

The expression, which will be available as a single barrel exclusively in Texas, US, has been distilled in the brand’s coffey rye still, said to be the only known still of its kind in North America.

“As a genuine passion for Crown Royal, and for whiskey as a whole, continues to soar in Texas, we wanted to provide a special offering exclusively for these loyal consumers featuring the heart of Crown Royal, the historic coffey rye,” said Yvonne Briese, vice president marketing for Diageo North American Whiskey.

Retailers in the state can purchase entire barrels of the whiskey, while each bottle produced from the barrel will feature a personalized medallion stating the retail location.

Crown Royal Single Barrel, bottled at 51.1% abv and with a retail price of$55, is described as having a flavor of cream and banana, combined with oak and spice notes.

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NEW and Limited: Blue Chair Bay Coconut Spiced Rum Cream

coconut-spiced-rum-cream-bottleBlue Chair Bay Rum announced its newest born-on-the-beach flavor, Coconut Spiced Rum Cream, available for a limited time. This latest expression builds on Blue Chair Bay Rum’s fast-earned reputation for crafting signature taste profiles, with gentle, clean notes of toasted coconut infused with silky vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove, all carried by a creamy texture. Whether savored at an Indian summer stolen beach weekend, or wrapped in a bow for that perfect rum-lover’s gift, Blue Chair Bay Coconut Spiced Rum Cream brings its own special kind of warmth wherever it goes.

Blue Chair Bay Rum’s newest flavor launches on the heels of its Banana rum, introduced this summer and an instant hit coast-to-coast — beachside, lakeside and otherwise-side. Like Banana and the brand’s three original White, Coconut and Coconut Spiced varieties, Coconut Spiced Rum Cream was created and is wholly owned by multiplatinum singer-songwriter Kenny Chesney.

Blue Chair Bay Rum Coconut Spiced Cream is an ideal base for laid-back, no sweat cocktails, and beautiful enjoyed on its own, or on the rocks. And for all that taste, it’s surprisingly light on calories. With that creamy body and nutmeg-dusted profile, you might just forget that old heavyweight egg nog come holiday time. (Some early tasters have even taken to calling it The Un-Nog.)