Earlier this week, noted marine wildlife artist and conservationist Guy Harvey launched his own spiced rum.
Guy Harvey Spiced Rum is an amber colored spiced rum that contains a variety spices including vanilla, nutmeg and cinnamon. Billed as a Caribbean rum, Guy Harvey Spiced is presented at 70 proof and sells for a very affordable recommended price of $15/750ml.
Imported and distributed by Shaw-Ross International Importers, Guy Harvey Spiced will initially only be available in Florida with plans to launch elsewhere in the U.S. later in 2015.
A significant portion of the net proceeds from Guy Harvey Spiced Rum will be used to fund the various projects of the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, a non-profit that funds scientific marine research and conservation programs. In particular, the proceeds from Guy Harvey Spiced Rum will fund marine science and outreach programs.
“Given the rich heritage of rum with sailors, boaters and fishermen, adding a quality rum product is a logical extension of my lifestyle brand,” said Guy Harvey. “We are also extremely pleased with being able to partner with industry leader Shaw-Ross on this project.”
Additionally, a second Guy Harvey branded rum offering, an aged blended Jamaican rum, is in development and is expected to be introduced in the spring of 2015.
With Guy Harvey’s globe notoriety as a marine wildlife artist, it is fitting that the rum’s producers suggest you try a Shark Bite cocktail to fully enjoy their spirit.
3/4 ounces Guy Harvey Spiced Rum
3/4 ounces light rum
1/2 ounce blue curacao
1 1/2 ounces sweet and sour mix
3 drops of grenadine