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Montanya Distiller's Platino gets world's 'Best White Rum' award

DBR Staff Writer Published 30 April 2015

US based Montanya Distillers’ Platino light rum has got the 'Best White Rum' at this year's World Rum Awards in England.

Platino is aged in American oak, filtered, and blended with Colorado mountain spring water. It offers notes of honey and vanilla with a smooth medium body, making it perfect for mixing in light cocktails like Mojitos and Daiquiris, or sipping.

The judging at the 2015 World Rum Awards consisted of three rounds, conducted by internationally renowned spirits experts, including master distillers, spirits buyers and taste experts.

Judges noted the rum's aromas of white liquorice, dried fruit, and vanilla ice cream. They also referred to it as an American cream soda with flavors of vanilla and chocolate, earthy characteristics and a touch of smoke.

Montanya Distillers president and co-founder Karen Hoskin said: "To compete against top rums from around the world and win this honor is a humbling experience.

"We are making American rum in the Colorado mountains and using elevation to our advantage, but our process is still a bit of a novelty. To receive this worldwide praise is a tremendous seal of approval and vote of confidence."

In addition to this award from World Rum Awards, Montanya's Platino has won two other "Best in Class" designations including the Rum XP Competition, and six Gold medals including from the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

Source: Company Press Release