COCKSPUR Rum Wins Big at San Francisco World Spirits Competition

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Barbados Rum Crows about Accolades

The West Indies Rum Distillery (WIRD), producers of COCKSPUR Rum, the historic Bajan brand, has announced its results in the 2012 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

Cockspur Fine Rum, the Distillery’s flagship brand, brought home a Double Gold medal in the rum category. This category is comprised of over 80 rums originating from all over the world. The Double Gold medal, the highest award given, is the result of a unanimous vote by the judges. In addition Cockspur Fine Rum received the esteemed honor of being voted the Best Gold Rum.

The 12th annual San Francisco World Spirits Competition, held at the Hotel Nikko, had a record number of entrants with 1,215 products from 61 countries. These products were evaluated by 34 of the finest palates from the spirits industry. Judging panels were comprised of spirits experts from noted restaurants and hotels, well-known spirits journalists from major national media, spirits buyers for large purveyors, and spirits consultants.

The Cockspur family of rums is no stranger to recognition, touting a list of honors including Cockspur 12 Rum’s “Excellent – Highly Recommended” finalist status at the 2012 Ultimate Spirits Competition.

John Taylor, Chairman of West Indies Rum Distillery said: “COCKSPUR has a worldwide reputation as a rum of the finest quality and craftsmanship. We are delighted by this latest accolade.”

More About Cockspur Rum
Barbados is generally considered the birthplace of rum and COCKSPUR Rum was founded there in 1884. With its proud and colorful rooster icon, COCKSPUR has been an integral part of island life for over 125 years. COCKSPUR Rum is distilled from island cane molasses and Barbados’ own coral-filtered water. Using both column-still and pot-still distillation methods, the rum is then aged in American oak bourbon barrels. This combination of aging and blending creates the smooth character for which COCKSPUR is renowned.

COCKSPUR Fine Rum is a golden amber rum and is the flagship brand. COCKSPUR 12 Bajan Crafted Rum is made from the oldest rums kept on reserve at the distillery.

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