Cockspur rum:

Cockspur: “great potential” for brand in the UK. Photo courtesy of Flickr user Jon B under the Creative Commons Licence 2.0

Quintessential Brands has secured UK distribution rights to Caribbean rum brand Cockspur.

The news follows Cockspur’s acquisition by Barbados-based Woodland Radicle from Goddard Enterprises last month.

Responsibility for the rum will pass to Quintessential on 1 September from current distributor Whyte & MacKay.

The brand had “great potential” in the UK and would appeal to the nation’s “growing legion” of rum drinkers, said Quintessential Brands Group CEO Warren Scott.