Captain Morgan is expanding its portfolio with the launch of Captain Morgan Black Spiced rum based spirit (40 per cent ABV). The 70cl bottle with notes of vanilla, black cherry, and caramel will roll out into convenience, wholesale, grocery and on-trade channels from September 2023.
Rum is one of the leading categories growing share in spirits, and Spiced variants is the biggest contributor. Premium Rum is projected to grow +3.54 per cent ahead of Standard Rum by 2026. Captain Morgan Black Spiced rum based spirit drink aims to help retailers and operators tap into this trend and cater for premium consumer occasions.
The latest innovation is an exceptionally smooth, premium spiced spirit drink, boasting a full-bodied flavour with notes of vanilla, black cherry, and caramel. Captain Morgan Black Spiced can be enjoyed neat over ice, mixed with Ginger Beer or Cola, or as a Black Spiced Old Fashioned. Its dark liquid and striking bottle design gives the product stand-out on shelf.
Captain Morgan Black Spiced joins the brand’s popular range of rum-based spirits which provide consumers with exciting, high-quality options to tap into trending flavour profiles, including Captain Morgan Sliced Apple (25 per cent ABV) and Captain Morgan Tiki (25 per cent ABV), the no.1 flavoured, rum based spirit in GB.
“We are proud that Captain Morgan has been able to maintain incredible popularity with consumers thanks to the brand’s ability to innovate and be at the forefront of market trends,” said Eleanor Morgan, Captain Morgan Marketing Manager at Diageo GB. “We know that rum presents a huge opportunity for retailers and operators, and this latest innovation is set to help tap into new occasions when it launches on Amazon and TheBar.com later this month and to the trade from September 2023.”
The launch of Captain Morgan Black Spiced follows the launch of a new bold pack design across the brand’s entire portfolio. The new, premium look and feel puts the flavour and spice of the liquid at the forefront of the design – featuring a bold colour palette and the addition of a dynamic and expressive gold brush stroke that highlights the quality of the liquids – and builds on the brand’s “Spice On” campaign launched last year.