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Spirits Spotlight: Captain Morgan Jack-O’Blast Has Arrived



Captain Morgan Launches Limited Edition Pumpkin Spiced Rum


NEW YORK, Sept. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- ON A SHIP, SOON TO DOCK - 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.

We don't need a pumpkin shortage, please sip your Jack-O-Blast in moderation. To learn more about CAPTAIN MORGAN follow us on social media on Instagram (@CaptainMorganUSA), Twitter (@CaptainMorganUS) and like us on Facebook (@CaptainMorganUSA).

About Diageo
Diageo is a global leader in beverage alcohol with an outstanding collection of brands including Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, Bulleit and Buchanan's whiskies, Smirnoff, Cîroc and Ketel One vodkas, Captain Morgan, Baileys, Don Julio, Tanqueray and Guinness.

Diageo is listed on both the New York Stock Exchange (DEO) and the London Stock Exchange (DGE) and our products are sold in more than 180 countries around the world. For more information about Diageo, our people, our brands, and performance, visit us at www.diageo.com. Visit Diageo's global responsible drinking resource, www.DRINKiQ.com, for information, initiatives, and ways to share best practice.

Follow us on Twitter for news and information about Diageo North America: @Diageo_NA.

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Recipe Spotlight: Cruzan Rum Halloween Cocktails


Today we bring you a few more delicious cocktail recipes to get you ready for Halloween.

Cruzan® Dead Man’s Mai Tai
1 part Cruzan® Aged Light Rum
1/2 part Cruzan® Mango Rum
1/2 part DeKuyper® Triple Sec
1 1/2 part Fresh Sour Mix
1/4 part Orgeat Syrup
Dash of Orange Bitters
Float of Cruzan® Black Strap Rum + Lime Squeeze
Method: Combine the Aged Light Rum, Mango Rum, triple sec, fresh sour, orgeat syrup and bitters in a cocktail shaker. Top with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into iced 14 oz glass. Top with a lime squeeze and a float of Black Strap Rum and garnish with a cherry.
Cruzan® Dark as Night
1 part Cruzan® Black Strap Rum
1/4 part Falernum Syrup
1/2 part Fresh Lime Juice
6 parts Cider
Method: Combine Black Strap, falernum syrup and fresh lime juice in a mixing glass. Pour cider into a rocks glass and slowly float mixture over top of the cider. Finish with fresh grated nutmeg and a lime or orange peel.
Cruzan® Pumpkin Toddy
1 1/2 part Cruzan® 9 Spiced Rum
1/2 part Cruzan® Vanilla Rum
3 tbsp Pumpkin Pie Filling
4 parts Hot Water
Method: Combine all ingredients in a mug and stir until fully combined. Top with whipped cream and a drizzle of vanilla rum on the top to finish.  

About Cruzan® Rum
Named for the people of St. Croix (Crucians), Cruzan® Rum is synonymous with the spirit of the island whose unpretentious and authentic lifestyle proves that life -- like our rum -- is more enjoyable when you embrace The Don't Hurry™ and sit back, relax and take things one sip at a time. The Nelthropp family, who has called St. Croix home for eight generations and runs the distillery to this day, crafts each of its rums with natural ingredients and a five-column distillation process. Cruzan® also touts one of the cleanest-tasting rums in the industry -- a characteristic derived from crafting a spirit with low levels of fusel oils, a by-product of the distillation process which, if not removed, can taint the smell and taste of the rum. www.cruzanrum.com

About Beam Inc.
As one of the world's leading premium spirits companies, Beam is Crafting the Spirits that Stir the World. Consumers from all corners of the globe call for the company's brands, including Jim Beam Bourbon, Maker's Mark Bourbon, Sauza Tequila, Pinnacle Vodka, Canadian Club Whisky, Courvoisier Cognac, Teacher's Scotch Whisky, Skinnygirl Cocktails, Cruzan Rum, Hornitos Tequila, Knob Creek Bourbon, Laphroaig Scotch Whisky, Kilbeggan Irish Whiskey, Larios Gin, Whisky DYC and DeKuyper Cordials. Beam is focused on delivering superior performance with its unique combination of scale with agility and a strategy of Creating Famous Brands, Building Winning Markets and Fueling Our Growth. Beam and its 3,400 passionate associates worldwide generated 2012 sales of $2.5 billion (excluding excise taxes), volume of 38 million 9-liter equivalent cases and some of the industry's fastest growing innovations.

Headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois, Beam is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol BEAM and is included in the S&P 500 Index and the MSCI World Index. For more information on Beam, its brands, and its commitment to social responsibility, please visit www.beamglobal.com and www.drinksmart.com.





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Chocolate Spotlight: Christopher Elbow Limited Edition Seasonal Chocolates

It's that time of year. The air is cool and crisp, the leaves are changing, and the fall bounty of new ingredients is here. Introducing our new 6 piece collections featuring limited edition flavors of the season. Get them before they disappear!

These specially curated collections reflect the flavors of autumn and winter. Spices, apples, pumpkin, buttery caramel, bourbon and maple invoke crisp days and crackling fires


Fleur de Sel Caramel 6 Piece

Far and away our most popular flavor, now in a box of it's own! A deep and rich caramel accented with Sel Gris, an unrefined sea salt from the Brittany region of France’s Atlantic coast. All enclosed in a 63% dark chocolate shell. Gluten-free.




Pumpkin Spice Caramel 6 Piece

Our rich and buttery caramel blended with pumpkin and spices. A little bite of pumpkin pie enclosed in our custom 63% dark chocolate blend from Valrhona. Gluten-free.


Maple Bourbon 6 Piece

Grade A dark amber maple syrup and aged bourbon combine with our rich and buttery caramel to create a warming fall chocolate. Enclosed in our custom 63% dark chocolate blend form Valrhona. 6 pieces. Gluten-free.



Spiced Caramel Apple 6 Piece

If you enjoy a hot cup of spiced cider, then what could make it better? Enclose it in chocolate of course! Fresh apple cider from the orchard infused with spices reminiscent of fall in a beautifully crafted white chocolate shell. Gluten-free.



Halloween 9 Pc Chocolate Collection

Who says Halloween sweets are just for kids! Introducing our first ever Halloween chocolate collection. Includes four flavors of ganache decorated with whimsical Halloween design and 5 of our ever popular pumpkin spice caramels. This collection is available only through Halloween (or until we sell out...) so order today! Flavors include Venezuelan Dark, Whiskey Pecan, Coffee, Raspberry and pumpkin spice caramel. Gluten-free.


Company: Christopher Elbow Chocolates
Brand: Christopher Elbow Chocolates
Origin: USA
Category: Chocolate
Packaging: 6 pieces
Claims: Gluten Free. No preservatives or artificial flavors, Seasonal
Price: $15.00
Where to Buy: On the Website, Store Locations
Website: www.elbowchocolates.com




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Cocktail Recipe Spotlight: Basil Hayden’s Pumpkin Bourbon Cider



If you are looking for some holiday cocktail recipes for Halloween let us introduce you to Basil Hayden’s® Pumpkin Bourbon Cider. Created by top mixologist Larry Piaskowy of San Fransisco, CA, Basil Hayden’s® Pumpkin Bourbon Cider is a seasonally-inspired cocktail combining the trademark spicy finish of Basil Hayden's with the flavors of fall - perfect for autumn and any "grown up" Halloween celebrations!

Basil Hayden’s® Pumpkin Bourbon Cider
Created by Larry Piaskowy (San Francisco, CA)
2 parts Basil Hayden's® Bourbon
¾ part Fresh Lemon Juice
½ part Sweet Vermouth
¼ tsp. Superfine Sugar

¾ part Pumpkin Puree
6 dashes Angostura Bitters
2 parts Dry Hard Cider
1 piece of Fresh Nutmeg (for garnish)
1 Cinnamon Stick (for garnish)


1. Combine pumpkin puree, superfine sugar, sweet vermouth, bitters and lemon juice into a mixing glass.
2. Stir until sugar is nearly dissolved.
3. Add Basil Hayden’s® Bourbon and ice.
4. Stir well and strain into a cocktail glass.
5. Top with dry hard cider.
6. Garnish with grated nutmeg and a cinnamon stick.




About Basil Hayden
In 1796, Master Distiller Basil Hayden Sr. broke 'the rules' by mixing small grains into the mash of a traditional corn base. A Maryland transplant unafraid to stand out amidst the residing establishment, Basil conjectured that the spicy flavor of rye would be a striking complement to the sweet smoothness of corn in his distillery's standard bourbon. And much to the chagrin of the traditionalist set, Basil was right. His recipe was a masterpiece, resulting in a unique, singular small batch bourbon whiskey that was blessed with rich hints of peppermint, notes of pepper, slight citrus overtones, and a spicy, warming finish.

Artfully aged at a relatively mild 80 proof, Basil Hayden's® is as novel and delectable a bourbon whiskey as it was when the master distiller rolled out his first barrel over 200 years ago. Marked by a rich cascade of aromas and flavors, Basil Hayden's® is still a small batch bourbon, but with broader appeal. And just as it was in 1796, the only 'rule' to enjoying our Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey is that it should be done responsibly.  Read More






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Frito-Lay’s Cheetos Crunchy arrives in limited-edition glowing packaging in time for Halloween


Frito-Lay’s Cheetos Crunchy brand has got a spooky, but cute outfit this Halloween. The brand is revealing limited edition, glow-in-the dark snack packs to tap into the holiday’s spirit.

The treat-size packages are available in 30-count multipacks across the USА at $5.00, the suggested retail price of a snack bag. The packaging here works as an additional decoration for the holiday—on eating up the Cheetos snacks, fans can use the glow-in-the-dark individual packaging as an element to their costumes or the interiors, while the larger multipack bag also works as a treat sack.

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