USA – Captain Morgan, rum brand produced by British alcohol conglomerate Diageo has launched an apple flavoured expression in the US.

The new offering, Captain Morgan Sliced Apple Spiced Rum, is a blend of the brand’s signature Original Spiced Rum, a subtle hint of ginger and fresh cut apples.

The newly launched variation according to the spiced rum brand, is recommended to be served neat, as a chilled shot or over ice for the consumer to fully get the unique taste of the drink.

Having a 35% ABV and coming in a 750ml bottle, the rum can also be infused to cocktails like Captain Morgan Apple Mule or Captain Morgan Apple Crisp.

“Captain Morgan has always been about uniting the crew and creating lasting memories,” said Sam Salameh, Vice President Captain Morgan.

“These days, we all could benefit from a little more fun in our lives – there’s always more fun to be had with Captain Morgan, and the crisp, fall-inspired flavor of Captain Morgan Sliced Apple is the latest proof of just that,” he added.

The new flavour will join Captain Morgan’s existing portfolio of rum flavours such as original spiced, white rum, pineapple rum, coconut rum and grapefruit rum, among others.

“Captain Morgan has always been about uniting the crew and creating lasting memories.”

Sam Salameh – Vice President Captain Morgan.

Last year, the brand released a gingerbread spiced variant for a limited time.

Diageo’s 2020 special whisky collection

Diageo has also unveiled a 2020 special whisky collection featuring eight vibrant expressions, curated by Master Blender Dr. Craig Wilson and drawn from some of Scotland’s most interesting distilleries.

“The annual collection explores unusual age points, experimental maturation techniques and this year, welcomes our first-ever release finished in pot-still Caribbean rum casks,” stated Diageo

The “Rare by Nature” theme highlights the extraordinary nature that surrounds each distillery, with each whisky visually brought to life through intricate illustrations that decorate the bottles.

The collection includes, Pittyvaich, from the Speyside ghost distillery, finished in first fill ex-bourbon casks and a rare highland expression of Dalwhinnie matured in refill hogshead casks filled in 1989.

In addition to it is the best of Isle of Skye, Talisker, finished in pot-still Caribbean rum casks and the stalwart Lagavulin, a perfect expression of this Islay distillery’s character.

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