Diageo North America has launched a range of flavoured malt beverages in the region

The North American arm of the drinks giant confirmed yesterday (19 April) that it will introduce the Smirnoff Raw Tea line nationwide next month in the off-trade. The roll-out extends coverage for the brand from the north-east, where it had previously been trialled. With three flavours - lemon, raspberry and green tea - the brand will be offered in six-packs at a retail price of around US$7.49.

At the same time, Diageo North America is extending its Smirnoff Ice and Captain Morgan Parrot Bay ranges in the region. Smirnoff Ice Pomegranate Fusion and Captain Morgan Parrot Bay Pineapple Colada wil be available in six-packs and variety packs, with a retail price of $7.49.

Diageo Progressive Adult Beverages vice president Mark Breene said: "We had our consumers in mind when we began developing these new flavour combinations, and we feel this expanded range of flavours addresses their evolving tastes and desire for selection."