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Diageo's Captain Morgan 1671 Spiced Rum

Category - Spirits, rum, spiced, 35% abv

Available - From this month

Location - US, nation-wide

Price - SRP of US$19.99 per 75cl bottle

Diageo has launched a limited edition Captain Morgan that the company bills as a “new take” on the spiced rum category.

Captain Morgan 1671 is named after the year brand namesake Captain Henry Morgan lost his flagship during his battle for Panama City, Diageo said yesterday (20 May). The new expression  “pays homage” to the 17th century privateer, Diageo added.

In March, Diageo launched a lawsuit in Canada against Heaven Hill Distilleries, claiming that the packaging for the US group's spiced rum brand Admiral Nelson's is too similar to Captain Morgan.