Rolling Stones - Crossfire Hurricane Caribbean Rum, Jamaica, Barbados, Dominican Republic

The year was 1968. The Rolling Stones just released Jumpin’ Jack Flash. The lyrics from the first line read ‘I was born in a cross-fire hurricane’ and more than half a century later Mick and Keith have released their first official distilled spirit that picks up where that song left off with Crossfire Hurricane Rum. It’s a blend of rums from three different Caribbean islands including Jamaica, Barbados, and the Dominican Republic.

First introduced online last year Crossfire Hurricane Rum is now available at retail through a national distribution agreement with Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits. Born from partnership with Universal Music Group and Socio Ventures, Crossfire Hurricane Rum will first enter the Florida and California markets with Southern Glazer’s later this month, followed by a nationwide rollout.

A Rum Fusion from 3 Different Islands – Every Sip Tells a Story

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Crossfire Hurricane’s proprietary blend is a fusion of three distinct rum-making traditions—creating a harmonious blend that seamlessly integrates time-honored distillation methods with contemporary flair. The liquid is 80 proof (40% ABV) and boasts flavors of caramelized bananas followed by a gentle hint of tropical fruit. This blend, a convergence of history, culture, and innovation, represents a distilled essence of the Caribbean’s finest rum-making legacies.

“I’ve visited loads of rum distilleries in the Caribbean – I’ve been to the most rundown and the most ancient ones in Barbados and Jamaica that are remarkably still running on Victorian equipment. Very interesting to discover how rum is made and how it’s blended,” said Rolling Stones Mick Jagger.

The Stones’ love affair with rum began in the ’70s while recording their album “Goats Head Soup” in Kingston, Jamaica. The Caribbean’s boisterous energy and music took hold of the group over the decades and Mick Jagger and Keith Richards often locate themselves on the islands when the band is off the road. Inspired by the opening lyrics of their hit song “Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” Crossfire Hurricane Rum embodies the essence of the Rolling Stones’ legendary journey, capturing the heart and soul of the Caribbean. Just like their music, it is a fusion of passion and adventure, with every sip telling a story.

Following Crossfire Hurricane’s debut in November 2023—which coincided with the legendary band’s “Hackney Diamonds” album launch and 2024 tour announcement—the brand has delivered record-setting sales online. Overseeing the company, John Fincher, Partner at Socio Ventures and Co-Founder of Crossfire Hurricane, has assembled a powerhouse leadership team built of top professionals from the spirits and beverage industry. Kyle Rivera and Ryan Stender are leading sales and marketing, respectively.

“Our mission is to deliver a premium rum brand that is world-class,” said John Fincher, Socio Ventures Partner and Co-founder of Crossfire Hurricane. “Through our relationship with Southern Glazer’s, we will now make Crossfire Hurricane available across the country, ensuring that aficionados and rock & roll fans everywhere can savor the experience and enjoy the band’s legacy for future lifetimes.”

Crossfire Hurricane Rum will benefit not only from Southern Glazer’s proven track record with building brands, but also its national scale, unmatched route-to-market capabilities, and industry-leading Proof® e-commerce platform to drive efficiencies and growth in Crossfire Hurricane’s business. The distribution plan entails a gradual state-by-state rollout across both retail and on-premise channels, supplemented by immediate nationwide online sales accessibility.

“Growing demand for premium rums makes it an exciting time to enter the category,” commented Mark Chaplin, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing for Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits. “We’re thrilled to bring Crossfire Hurricane by the Rolling Stones into our portfolio and to introduce the brand to our national network of trade and retail partners.”

A Rum Aged at Least 5-Years in Charred Oak Barrels

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Rooted in rock & roll, the rum encapsulates the edgy and timeless spirit of the band. This precisely blended liquid contains rums perfectly aged for up to five years in charred oak barrels, giving it a golden hue and imparting a depth of complexity and character that makes it ideal to sip on its own or stand out in a wide variety of cocktails.

Blended abroad and bottled in the United States at The Point Distillery, nestled in New Port Richey, Florida, Crossfire Hurricane Rum stands out for its modern and inventive spirit production. Their approach blends traditional distilling methods with contemporary techniques, setting a distinctive standard in the American craft spirits industry.

Crossfire Hurricane Rum has a suggested retail price of $37.00 for a 700mL bottle. The product will first arrive on retail shelves in Florida and California in late February 2024, followed by a nationwide rollout. Crossfire Hurricane reminds fans that no matter how you celebrate, rock & roll responsibly.

Rolling Stones Fans can Watch the Entire ‘Crossfire Hurricane’ Movie Below

Grab a glass, sit back, and watch the entire movie now. Cheers!

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