By James Atkinson
Angostura Rum this month won the prestigious title of Rum Grand Master at the recent Spirits Masters Awards chaired by The Spirits Business in London.
The accolade means Angostura has been recognised by the Spirits Industry as the best distiller of Rum in the world for the fourth year in a row.
Les Page, managing director of the island2island Beverage Company, which distributes Angostura Rum and Angostura Aromatic Bitters in Australia, said the Spirits Masters is one of the world’s biggest and most influential blind tasting competitions in the world.
“To win the top accolade of Rum Grand Master not just once but four times in a row demonstrates the strength of the brand, the exceptional quality of the rum itself and the increasing consumer appetite for premium rums,” he said.
The Spirits Business hosts several competitions, receiving more than 1,000 submissions throughout the year. Medals are awarded based on blind tasting panels of spirit experts and trade journalists evaluating within an extensive criteria. The brands that are awarded Gold and Master Awards throughout the year are then evaluated on a variety of levels and criteria for the year's ultimate prize, the title of Grand Master.