Glen Rock, NJ, 4.27.22: Opici Wines & Spirits is pleased to introduce Shipwreck Rum’s newest venture “Wreckers,” a line of canned, ready-to-drink craft cocktails.
Flavors include menu-favorite Mango Mojito, a nostalgia-inducing Vanilla Creamsicle, and lime-kissed Coconut Club at 6% alcohol each.
“My father and I have been Caribbean Rum-Runners for decades now, and this is definitely something new for us,” said Zach Brinley, Chief Bootlegger at Shipwreck Rum. “We know we’re not the first to can a cocktail, but there is always plenty of room for a true family-owned, all-natural, and delicious craft cocktail that you can feel good about while you’re enjoying.”
The 12oz cans provide a simple, portable way to feel like you’re on a beach wherever you are, without having to haul around bottles or mixers. The cans and can carriers are both 100% recyclable. Wreckers will continue to be involved in the St. Kitts Sea Turtle Monitoring Network, donating a portion of all proceeds to help preserve and protect the wildlife.
“We are very excited to enter the growing ready-to-drink segment with the Brinley family,” said Don Opici, Managing Director of Opici Wines & Spirits. “For those who are already fans of Shipwreck rum, “Wreckers” is another way to enjoy the care and craft that the Brinley’s put into all their products.”
Shipwreck Rum was founded by Zach and Bob Brinley on the island of St. Kitts in 2002, since expanding to include eight different rums.
The three flavors will be available nationwide beginning May 2022, with a shelf-price of $14.99 for a 4-pack. The launch of Wreckers will also be supported by an off-premise tasting program.
Opici Wines & Spirits
Named “Importer of the Year” by Wine Enthusiast, Opici Wines & Spirits is a dynamic importer and producer of fine wines and artisanal spirits from around the world. The portfolio consists of nearly 40 brands that are available in all fifty states. Founded in 1913, Opici Wines & Spirits is family-owned and now managed by the fourth generation.