Cruzan Rum has introduced a ninth flavour to its rum portfolio in the US.

The new flavour, Cruzan Black Cherry, is a blend of Cruzan Rum and black cherry essence.

Speaking yesterday (10 May), Cruzan Rum brand director Peter Wijk said: "Cruzan Black Cherry brings a touch of the tropics to a wide range of fruity concoctions that can be enjoyed all year long."

The Cruzan Rum family also include the flavours raspberry, mango, coconut, vanilla, pineapple, banana, orange and citrus.

Flavours are available in 50ml, 200ml, 375ml, 750ml, 1-litre and 1.75-litre bottles.

Last year, Cruzan joined the Future Brands sales portfolio in the US. Future Brands is a US sales joint venture between V&S Group and Beam Global Spirits & Wine. Cruzan was bought in 2005 by V&S.