Tommy Bahama Rum Wins Double Gold at the 2010 San Francisco World Spirits Competition Tommy Bahama receives top honors in prestigious Spirits Competition

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y., March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Sidney Frank Importing Co., Inc. a leader in ultra-premium spirits is proud to announce that its ultra-premium rum, Tommy Bahama has been honored with a double gold medal for Golden Sun and a gold medal for White Sand in the white and dark/gold rum categories at the 2010 San Francisco Spirits Competition.  

The San Francisco World Spirits Competition is the first comprehensive, international spirits judging ever held in the United States on an annual basis. This year, the Competition celebrates its 10th year of awarding spirit excellence.  Held at the Hotel Nikko located in downtown San Francisco on March 13th and 14th, the 2010 San Francisco World Spirits Competition's expert panel of judges conducted blind taste tests, awarding medals based on taste alone. Results were announced Tuesday, March 16th.  

"We are honored to have been awarded such high accolades from the esteemed San Francisco World Spirits Competition," says Bill Henderson, SVP Marketing and Advertising of Sidney Frank Importing Co, Inc.  "For Tommy Bahama Rum to receive both a double gold medal for its Golden Sun and a gold medal for White Sand is a true testament to its quality and exceptional taste."  

Tommy Bahama Rum is made in Barbados at the legendary R. L. Seale Distillery.  R. L. Seale has been crafting rum for more than eighty years and four generations, and their experience shows in every elegant bottle of Tommy Bahama.  Tommy Bahama Rum's two delightfully distinct flavors, Tommy Bahama White Sand and Tommy Bahama Golden Sun, are both made with the finest blackstrap molasses and the cleanest, clearest water naturally filtered through coral stone.  Tommy Bahama Rums are fermented using specially selected yeast imported from the wine-growing regions of South Africa. 

Tommy Bahama White Sand Rum is aged a minimum of two years in American white oak barrels.  A clear, light-bodied rum, White Sand has a smooth entry and clean finish with hints of tangy, tropical fruit.  Tommy Bahama Golden Sun Rum is a blend of rums aged up to ten years in American white oak barrels.  A full-bodied, amber rum, Golden Sun has an elegant, fruity nose and a taste nuanced with hints of coffee, roasted nuts, and sweet pralines.  Tommy Bahama Rums have no added sugar or artificial blenders.

Tommy Bahama Rum, 40% Alc. /Vol. Imported exclusively by Sidney Frank Importing Company, Inc., New Rochelle, NY. www.tommybahamarum.com  

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About Sidney Frank Importing Co., Inc.

Founded in 1972, Sidney Frank Importing Co., Inc. of New Rochelle, NY is the creator and importer of ultra-premium spirits.  Our growing portfolio includes Jagermeister Liqueur from Germany, the best-selling liqueur in the United States; Gekkeikan Sake from Japan; Michael Collins Irish Whiskey; Jacques Cardin Cognac VSOP; and Tommy Bahama Rum.  For more information, visit www.sidneyfrank.com.

CONTACT:  Kate Laufer, +1-914-637-5752, KLaufer@sidneyfrank.com

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