Friday, June 27, 2014

Kenny Chesney's new rums.

New Banana Rum just arrived!

Kenny Chesney Blue Chair Bay Banana Rum...$17.99

Premium White, Coconut + Coconut Spiced Are Benchmarks For New Co.

Barbados: When Kenny Chesney decided it was time to find the rum he'd always wanted to drink, he didn't approach the various distillers who'd offered him lucrative deals to lend his name and likeness to a brand created for him. No, the man who oversees every aspect of giant stadium productions and listens to myriad songs beyond what he writes for his albums, decided he wanted to do it himself.

So with a handful of dedicated professionals, Chesney began thinking, then researching, then seeing if it was possible. For a young man who didn't dream of rocking football stadiums, but for whom the University of Tennessee's Neyland Stadium was holy ground, the impossible never seemed to be something you can't do if you apply yourself.

"Everybody's always expected this from me," says the man from Luttrell, Tennessee. "There have been people who've approached us, stories that have gone around over the years. But rum is what I drink, and I always told myself: if I was going to do this, I wanted to create something I could be really proud of! Not just take a check and a piece of a company, but make the rum I truly wanted to drink."

When a team of unique individuals collected around the singer, the 4-time Academy of Country Music and 4-time Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year decided it was worth looking into. Next thing he knew, he was in Barbados with master blender Mike Booth at one of the Caribbean's oldest rum distilleries tasting various notes and striving to create a rum that stood out.

It was not an overnight process, but they kept tasting and tweaking. Before they were done, Chesney had not only a Coconut flavored rum, but a Coconut Spiced and a premium White Rum that's already received an impressive score of 90 from the prestigiousThe Ultimate Spirits Challenge, unheard of for a pre-launch spirit.

"Anyone who knows me knows I've drunk a lot of rum in a lot of places," Chesney muses. "And the more you drink, the more you know what you wish you could have. I finally decided there was no reason not to... I'd met some incredible business people who think outside the box like I always have; they also believe in realizing impossible dreams. All I had to do was decide once we started tasting what that flavor that truly felt like the end of the day in the islands was..."

Though Blue Chair Bay Rum won't be available until May, a few select people in the beverage industry - and some key people along the road - will be among the first to sample what has been Chesney's (unspoken) focus for the last year. "You know me, when I get my heart set on doing something, I will give it my complete attention. I didn't know I was building a company or making a rum until I was waist deep, but I'm glad we did. I think anyone who enjoys rum is gonna love this." - Kenny Chesney's Website

Rum from Kenny Chesney

Blue Chair Bay Coconut Rum...$17.99
A bolder coconut rum.
This is coconut rum the way it should be - robust, yet easy as an afternoon with nowhere to go and nowhere to be.
It’s inspired by the places where you sail up, swim ashore, and pay for a round with wet money. Now being served in places where shoes are not an option.
Here’s a not-so-secret secret: the cup in Kenny’s hand? It’s probably a Pirate Flag, made with Blue Chair Bay Coconut and diet.

Blue Chair Bay White Rum...$17.99

Beach made and crystal clear
There’s something about the sunlight, the waves, and the breeze across the bay that changes the nature of time. Blue Chair Bay White is distilled steps from the beach and mellowed in white oak casks right on the Caribbean coast.Mix up a Wet Money, show your colors with Sumthin’ Blue,or take an afternoon and lollygag with a Scallywag. Lift your glass and check your troubles at the shore.

Blue Chair Bay Coconut Spiced Rum...$17.99
The new way to spice.
With its unique blend of beach aged white rum, natural coconut and Caribbean spice, this is the new way to experience the islands. Cinnamon, nutmeg and clove join forces with coconut for a whole new feeling of an afternoon on the water.
Light up a Shooting Star, or see what happens when you’re in Sixth Gear with nowhere to steer.

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