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Black Patch joins Admiral Nelson’s rum family

Heaven Hill has introduced Admiral Nelson’s Black Patch Premium Black Spiced Rum, building on the successful Admiral Nelson’s Rum franchise as a Black Spiced Rum that is carefully filtered through bourbon barrel charred oak.

Admiral Nelson’s Black Patch Premium Black Spiced Rum uses a unique filtering process, which enriches the flavour by filtering it through charred American White Oak used in the Bourbon aging process. The deep, dark Black Patch is a more robust and mysterious style of Admiral Nelson’s Spiced Rum. 

“The emergence of Spiced Black Rum is a tremendous opportunity for Rum consumers,” said Hannah Venhoff, Admiral Nelson’s Rum brand manager. “Admiral Nelson’s Black Patch is a natural extension of the franchise as Rum consumers seek out more dynamic, bolder styles.”

Bottled at 94 proof, Admiral Nelson’s Black Patch Rum features a sophisticated cream, black and silver label and closure reflective of its bold style on the popular Admiral Nelson’s glass bottle with blue accents reflecting some of the brand’s key equities. The new Black Spiced Rum will be supported by an array of retail point of sale items with the “Admirably Smooth. Mysteriously Dark” brand message. 

Admiral Nelson’s Black Patch Rum will be available beginning in June at US$10.99/750ml in 50ml, 750ml 1.75L sizes.

Acquired by Heaven Hill in 2011, Admiral Nelson’s Spiced Rum continues to be one of the best-selling spiced rums in the spirits industry. The brand is the second-largest brand in the spiced rum segment. Since 2007, it has been a consistent winner of growth awards from leading trade publications, including Market Watch and Beverage Information Group.

The Admiral Nelson family of rums is also comprised of the flagship Admiral Nelson Spiced, 101 Proof Spiced, Cherry Spiced, Coconut, Vanilla, Dark, Silver and Gold varieties. The franchise is available in 1.75L, 1L, 750ml, 750ml Carry Pack, 375ml, 200ml and 50ml sizes and bottled between 35-50.5 percent alcohol by volume (70-101 proof). For more information, visit or

16 April 2015 - Felicity Murray The Drinks Report, editor