Diplomático Rum Nominated for Prestigious Wine Star Award

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Wine Enthusiast Names Award-Winning Rum As Final Candidate for Spirit Brand of the Year

Diplomático Rum proudly announces a top nomination for Wine Enthusiast’s Wine Star Award as Spirit Brand of the Year. Recognized as one of the finest rums in the world, Diplomático holds the DOC Rum certification from Venezuela and has become one of the international standards when speaking of premium and super premium rums. The Wine Star Awards are considered one of the most prestigious awards in the alcoholic beverage industry, and Diplomático Rum is honored to be recognized in the awards’ only spirits category.

Each year, the editors of Wine Enthusiast honor the individuals and companies that have made outstanding achievements in the wine and beverage world. This year, the awards will take place on January 29 in Miami at the Nobu Eden Roc Hotel. Diplomático Rum’s nomination is recognized in good company; the other nominees include Bruichladdich, Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal, Jefferson’s Bourbon and Luxardo.

"I am thrilled to announce the nominees for the 18th Annual Wine Star Awards," says Adam Strum, Editor & Publisher. "Each year, I work with our global editorial team to tap top individuals and companies notably driving trends and creating impact in the consumer and trade wine, spirits and beer spaces. I look forward to celebrating the winners as we once again host the Wine Enthusiast Wine Star Awards at the stunning Nobu Eden Roc Hotel."

Nino Curbelo, Diplomático’s Export Manager in North America says, “We are honored to be chosen as a Wine Star Award finalist by Wine Enthusiast, a company so influential in the world of wine & spirits. For years Diplomático has prided itself in the excellence of our rums. From our unique and diverse distillation methods to our sustainable production processes, we strive to make rums that consumers can feel good about drinking. We are proud to accept this nomination as a testament to the quality of our rums,” said Curbelo.

About Rum Diplomático (http://www.rondiplomatico.com)
Rum Diplomático, a brand inspired by the character of Don Juan Nieto Melendez, is a super-premium rum hailing from Venezuela. Located at the foot of the Andes Mountains, the Diplomático Distillery (producing top-quality spirits since 1959) combines traditional methods with modern technology to produce the finest of rums. The production area boasts great conditions for sugar production including fertile lands, abundant water and favorable weather. Their team of award-winning Master Blenders work diligently to create unique and complex rums. The product range consists of the New Tradition Range: Planas (aged up to 6 years), Mantuano (aged up to 8 years) and Reserva Exclusiva (aged up to 12 years), and the Prestige Line: Single Vintage 2002 and Ambassador, both are aged 12 years and finished in sherry casks for one and two years respectively.

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