Blavod Extreme Spirits (BES) has secured a major UK supermarket listing for agency brand Cockspur Rum, the company has announced.

The listing at the unnamed supermarket, reported to be among the top three in the UK, will start in June or July, when Cockspur joins the UK spirits company's distribution network.

BES said today (31 May) it had also secured distribution in Belarus for its Blavod Black Vodka brand, describing this as a reflection of the success of Blavod in Eastern Europe, especially Russia.

And the company believes the withdrawal by Pernod Ricard of Malibu flavours from the UK market could give it further opportunities.

"We are very excited to continue expanding our distribution of Blavod Black Vodka and the previously announced Cockspur Rum into untapped markets," said chief executive Jeff Hopmayer.