Company to launch new rum with Kenny Chesneyby The Associated Press on Oct. 01, 2008, under Taste
Constellation Spirits Inc. is pairing with country music star Kenny Chesney to develop a new rum.
The company, a division of Constellation Brands Inc. said in a news release Monday the joint venture with the star will be called Crouton Spirits LLC. The company will develop a premium rum, which it said is one of the fastest growing sectors in the spirits industry.
Constellation and Chesney will be in on every aspect of the rum, including marketing and product positioning.
“We’re looking to create a fun-in-the-sun, vacation-in-a-bottle type experience that people everywhere can enjoy when they kick back and relax,” Chesney said in a statement.
Constellation Brands, based in suburban Rochester, N.Y., sells beer and spirits and is the world’s biggest winemaker by volume.
Its Chicago-based spirits subsidiary boasts brands such as Black Velvet Canadian whisky and Effen vodkas.
Kenny Chesney is the Country Music Association’s reigning entertainer of the year. Last month he was nominated for seven CMA awards including entertainer of the year and album of the year.