NEW YORK (PRWEB) June 11, 2019
Copalli Rum, the organic, single-estate spirit from the heart of the Belizean rainforest, is proud to be recognized amongst the world’s best spirits at three international competitions. The sustainable craft rum was awarded “White Rum of the Year” in the 2019 New York International Spirits Competition. The only white rum to win Gold, Copalli was selected out of over 600 spirits from around the world.
Copalli was chosen as the top competitor in a blind taste test by judges who work as leading spirits trade professionals. Being awarded “White Rum of the Year” at the New York International Spirits Competition secures Copalli as a sought-after premium rum among top hospitality and spirits buyers allowing the product to break into international markets.
Additionally, Copalli White Rum received a Gold Medal at the 2019 Sip Awards, an elite international spirits competition. The 2019 Sip Awards enlisted 122 spirits-savvy consumers and had a total of 3,861 entrants, with Copalli taking the top honor following a double-blind tasting.
The White Rum also received a 2019 Rum Jury Gold Award at the Miami Rum Renaissance Festival where a jury of discerning, seasoned judges blind-tasted nearly 100 rum products. After two days of tasting and deliberation, Copalli White Rum received top rankings.
Launched in October 2018, Copalli is crafted with passion and sustainability at its core, made from just three ingredients including heirloom sugar cane, yeast, and rainforest canopy water sourced directly from the distillery’s farm. Reflecting the terroir of the tropical Belizean farm where it’s produced, Copalli redefines the craft rum category with two expressions that can be sipped on their own or as an ideal base for classic and modern rum cocktails; current expressions include:
White Rum (84 Proof/42% ABV) A double distillation of fresh sugarcane juice—crushed within two hours of being cut—the white rum is made with a blend of pot and column distillation with a long resting of the finished product on stainless steel. The smooth end product displays vanilla, coffee bean, and grass on the nose with fresh berries, citrus zest, and cactus notes to finish.
Barrel Rested Rum (88 Proof/44% ABV) The Barrel Rested Rum is made using double distillation of sugarcane juice and uses exclusively full-bodied copper pot still distillation with French technique. It is aged in American Oak bourbon barrels to create a rich sweet rum displaying cola and leather on the nose with tasting notes including cinnamon, nutmeg, and tobacco.