By Vanessa Cavasinni, editor Australian Hotelier
Bundaberg’s newest premium dark rum has been lauded one of the world’s best in two international competitions.
Earlier this month, Bundaberg Master Distillers’ Collection Solera – only launched in October 2016 – was awarded Best Dark Rum in the World at the London World Drinks Awards, and was followed up yesterday with the announcement that Solera was also awarded a Gold Medal at the prestigious San Francisco World Spirits Competition. The rum was deemed ‘exceptional’ by the 43-member judging panel.
The Master Distillers Collection Small Batch also got in on the awards action, being named Australia’s Best Gold Rum at the London World Drink Awards.
Duncan Littler, senior brand manager at Bundaberg Rum, was ecstatic over the international accolades.
“It’s an honour to see the distillery’s craft recognised once again on a global scale.
“The 2016 Master Distillers’ Collection releases had some big shoes to fill following the Bundaberg Blenders Edition 2015 winning the World’s Best Rum last year, but Bundaberg Solera and Small Batch have delivered world class results. These are two of the most complex rums the distillery has ever created.”
In other good news for Australian distillers, Cape Byron Distilleries ‘Brookie’s Byron Dry Gin’ was yesterday also awarded a Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.