Mount Gay Rum is launching a new exclusive limited edition blend. The company, part of Maxxium UK, is releasing 120 bottles of the Sugar Cane Brandy blend to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Sir Francis Chichester's solo circumnavigation of the globe aboard Gipsy Moth IV.

The blend will be used as gifts to dignitaries on the current attempt by Gipsy Moth IV to circumnavigate the World, and auctioned off at Bonhams Auction House to raise funds to further support the Gipsy Moth IV project.

In a statement, Mark Docherty, Maxxium UK's assistant brand manager for Mount Gay Rum, said: "We are honoured to be closely associated with the Gipsy Moth and Sir Francis Chichester's epic solo journey. Our Mount Gay Rum limited edition is an exceptional product and gives us the opportunity to put something back into the sailing community."