DENVER and LAS VEGAS, Sept. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The winning of medals at prestigious spirits competitions is becoming a habit for Yolo Rum. Last month, the company's premier blend, Yolo Rum Gold, won a silver medal and premium mixer blend Yolo Rum silver won a bronze medal at the inaugural Global Spirit Awards. This marks the fourth industry competition this year in which Yolo Rum has won medals.
"I continue to be very gratified," said Yolo Rum founder Philip Guerin. "The old saying says that hard work pays off—in my experience, that's 100% true. Can't rest on our laurels, though—tomorrow it's back to the grindstone."
Held August 16–18 at the Tropicana Hotel, the 2017 Global Spirit Awards attracted nearly 300 entries from 5 continents and 25 of the United States. An elite panel of nine judges with 150 years combined experience in spirits presided over the competition, awarding honors in a variety of categories. While perhaps hard to believe, the Global Spirit Awards is the first-ever spirits competition held in Las Vegas.
With wins at the Global Spirit Awards, San Diego International Spirits Festival, New York World Wine and Spirits Competition, and the WSWA Spirits Tasting Competition, Yolo Rum continues an impressive, award-winning run at industry expositions and competitions. Yolo Rum has received multiple Best-of-Class wins from Spirits of the Americas, won multiple gold medals at the Denver International Spirits Competition and taken home more gold medals at the Miami Rum Renaissance Festival. With these two latest medals, it may be time to invest in an additional trophy case.
At the heart of the Yolo Rum operation is master distiller Francisco "Don Pancho" Fernandez. Born in Cuba and operating out of the Republic of Panama, Don Pancho is the world's most-respected and honored ronero (that's "rum blender," for the layman). The recipient of hundreds of awards, Francisco "Don Pancho" Fernandez is acclaimed worldwide as the ultimate practitioner of his craft and recognized as a man who elevates the trade of rum making to high art. Yolo Rums are gluten free, with no added sugar or molasses and no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives, and the company produces its products using revolutionary environmentally sustainable processes. Offering boutique quality at exceptional value, Yolo Rum is the ideal synthesis of ancient crafts and modern tastes.
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