Spicing up the market

Makai Spiced Rum

BEER and cider producer KBE Drinks has made its first move into premium spirits with the introduction of Makai Spiced Rum.

Makai has an ABV of 40% and is priced at £30 a bottle.

Chief operating officer Shaun Goode said: “We’re so excited to be entering the spirits category.

“Working closely with a master blender, we’ve been able to develop a spice-forward rum that enters us into the category with a bold liquid to really set us apart from the crowd.”

KBE has also been appointed UK distributor for Blackland, a Texan-based distillery which produces a range including Pecan Brown Sugar Bourbon.