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Bati Rum triumphs at New York Spirits Competition

September 15, 2020
By Alana House

Rum Co. of Fiji has been recognised at the 2020 New York International Spirits Competition with its premium rum brand, Bati, winning Gold, Silver and Bronze medals. 

Bati Rum was competing with 1200 products from more than 30 countries where real trade buyers in the liquor industry judged the best of the best. 

Bati 2-Year-Old Spiced Rum won Gold, Bati 2-Year-Old Dark Rum took Silver and Bati 2-Year-Old White Rum won a Bronze medal. Each of these rums were competing in the ‘up to 8 year’ categories in the international spirits competition. Additionally, Rum Co of Fiji won Fiji Rum Distillery of the Year.

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General Manager, Paradise Beverages, Mike Spencer said: “This is wonderful recognition for all our people involved in the making of these exceptional rums. These incredible wins serve to amplify Paradise Beverage’s vision of proudly sharing and exporting local Fijian beverages to the world.”

Head of International Alcohol Heath Baker added: “These latest wins are a part of the growing interest in our award-winning Rum Co. of Fiji portfolio in the United States. We are already seeing great success in California through our distribution partnership with Young’s Market Company, and we plan to continue to build on this success and expand across North America.”

Brand Manager, International Alcohol, Lucy Dodgson concluded:
“We are excited that consumers around the world are starting to uncover the quality and craftmanship of Fijian rum through our Rum Co. of Fiji portfolio. These awards strengthen our vision of putting Fiji on the world map as an exceptional and credible Rum producing nation.”

Australia’s top producers

The 2020 New York International Spirits Competition named these producers as Australia’s best:

Australia Distillery of the Year
Mount Compass Wines & Distillery

Australia Liqueur Distillery of the Year
Wolf Lane Distillery

Australia Pre Mix Cocktail Producer of the Year
Curatif Archie Rose Espresso Martini

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