C-stores get first dibs on Havana Club’s Skepta limited-edition

Havana Club 7 x Skepta

Havana Club is partnering with Skepta for a creative collaboration to “solidify Havana Club 7-year-old as the cult spirit brand for Generation Z”.

The limited-edition Havana Club 7 bottle has been designed in collaboration with Skepta and celebrates both the brand’s Cuban roots and the grime artist’s Nigerian Yoruba heritage. It has a clear ‘Skepta’ call out and disruptive colour scheme, as well as silver foiling to increase visibility across the off-trade.

Raja Banerji, Marketing Director at Pernod Ricard UK, commented: “Rum is the second fastest growing spirits category behind Gin and Havana Club is experiencing double digit value growth across the off-trade.

“We are excited to be driving relevance and credibility at a grass roots level with our key consumers and, with 3.7 million monthly listeners on Spotify, are delighted to be working with Skepta to recruit younger consumers into the category.

“In urban areas like Tottenham, London, where Skepta grew up, convenience stores are the cornerstone of the community, a hub for social gatherings and the beating heart of the area.”

To support local retailers, the new limited-edition bottle will first launch exclusively in convenience stores across major UK cities for one month, before rolling out nationwide.

Havana Club 7 x Skepta (ABV 40%) is available in 70cl bottles with an RSP of £24.99.