In what is a huge accolade for Australia’s iconic Bundaberg Distillery, the recently released Bundaberg Blenders Edition 2015 has been crowned as World’s Best Rum at the 2016 World Drinks Awards held in London just a few weeks ago. This is the first time an Australian brand has taken out the major prize at the World Rum Awards – which is part of the World Drinks Awards in conjunction with the Whisky and Spirits conference.
The release has also been named Best Dark Rum in the World as part of the same awards, one of five sub-categories – Best Spiced Rum, Best White Rum, Best Gold Rum, Best Flavoured Rum and Best Overproof Rum – the winners of which were pitted against Bundaberg in the final category. All six finalists were then judged by a panel of international experts across three rounds and scored on merit of nose, palate, finish, balance, character, complexity, and quality.
“We are delighted to be named Best Rum in the World and Best Dark Rum in the World”, said Senior Brand Manager at Bundaberg Rum Duncan Littler. “To be recognised on the global stage and amongst such high calibre rums, is a testament to the quality of our product – and to the dedication of our team.”
The Blenders Edition also took out a double gold medal at the New York World Wine and Spirits Competition last year.
““To win so many awards is a fantastic achievement for the distillery and, as a Queensland brand, the region as a whole. We’re proud to be flying the flag for Australian rum across the world and to add this award to our collection.”
Another release, Bundaberg Small Batch also took home the title of Best Golden Rum in the World after being beaten in the same category last year.
Each, limited edition, 700ml bottle of MDC Blenders Edition 2015 (40% ABV) carries a unique number and is available for a recommended retail price of $89.99. More information can be found HERE and our review of the expression can be found HERE.