As colder months approach, a handful of major producers have re-released previously successful, spice-forward fall seasonals. The returning entries comprise a variety of warmth-inducing flavors, including pumpkin, cinnamon, chai, nutmeg and more, all meant to evoke autumnal spirit.
Captain Morgan Jack-O’Blast
Diageo is set to relaunch its seasonal Captain Morgan Jack-O’Blast offering this month ahead of Halloween. First introduced in fall 2016, Jack’O-Blast is a spiced Caribbean rum, made with a blend of fresh pumpkin, cinnamon and other autumnal spices. The new 30%-abv entry retails at around $16 a 750-ml. and is aimed at the chilled shot occasion. Additionally, Jack’O-Blast’s orange and green packaging simulates the look of a carved pumpkin when placed under black light. For more information, visit Us.captainmorgan.com.
Baileys Pumpkin Spice
Diageo’s Baileys Irish Cream Liqueur has re-introduced Pumpkin Spice, a fall seasonal offering. The 17%-abv cream liqueur—a blend of cinnamon, baking spices, brown sugar, maple, pumpkin, vanilla and hints of coffee—was originally launched last year and received a warm reception, selling out in just three months. Baileys Pumpkin Spice is available nationwide through November, at a suggested retail price of $24.99 a 750-ml. To learn more, visit Baileys.com.
Rekorderlig Spiced Apple Fall Cider
Sweden’s Rekorderlig Cider has launched a new seasonal entry, Spiced Apple. First launched in Europe in 2009 under the moniker “Winter Cider,” Spiced Apple is a 4.5%-abv blend of European apples, cinnamon and vanilla. The fall offering, retail priced at $4.99 a 16.9-ounce bottle, is available for a limited time in select markets across Arkansas, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. For additional information, visit Rekorderlig.com.
Avery Brewing Chai High
Boulder, Colorado–based Avery Brewing Co. has brought fall seasonal Chai High back for a second year. The limited-release spiced beer—made in collaboration with Boulder’s Bhakti Chai tea company—is brewed with a chai concentrate that includes fresh pressed organic ginger, as well as cardamom and Avery’s signature brown ale. Chai High is available now through winter in six-packs of 12-ounce cans. Visit Averybrewing.com. for more.
Owl’s Brew Radler Short & Stout
New York–based Owl’s Brew Radler has released Short & Stout, a fall seasonal first debuted last year. The 5%-abv drink is a blend of cocoa nibs and masala chai tea, as well as pineapple juice, coconut water and agave nectar. The new tea-based brew is available in 19 states along the East Coast, as well as Ohio and Chicago, in six-packs of 12-ounce cans now through next March. For more information, visit Owlsbrewradler.com.