Rum Co. of Fiji’s Bati and Ratu rums have taken out six medals, including a prestigious Double Gold, at the 2019 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
The top honours went to Bati Rum 2 Year Old Dark Rum, which won the prestigious Double Gold Medal, awarded only to those considered to be among the finest products in the world.
Bati Rum’s 2 Year Old White Rum and Ratu 5 Year Old Dark Rum were also awarded Gold Medals, which recognise exceptional products that have set the standard for others in the market.
Ratu 5 Year Old Spiced Rum won the Silver Medal for its refinement, finesse and complexity, while Bati Rum’s 2 Year Old Spiced Rum and Ratu 8 Year Old Signature Liqueur Rum both earned Bronze Medals.
Liam Costello, Master Distiller & Blender, Rum Co. of Fiji, said: “To showcase our rums in respected events such as this, and stand shoulder to shoulder with the rest of the world and win these awards, truly tells us we are heading down the right track. This is wonderful recognition for all our people involved in the making of these rums.”
The competition is one of the longest-running of its kind in the world, and recognises the most renowned international distillers, as well as small-batch producers.
Blake Vanderfield-Kramer, Senior Brand Manager for Rum Co. of Fiji added: “It’s great to see our rum portfolio continue to be awarded on the international stage as we start to move into markets around the world, particularly the US.
“We’re really excited about the opportunities in the west coast, particularly because of Fiji’s proximity and strong attraction of consumers to the purity and culture of the Fijian islands. Our mission is to help consumers uncover this award-winning range of rums around the globe, while showcasing Fiji’s heritage, craftsmanship and quality.”
Rum Co. of Fiji is owned by Paradise Beverages, which is part of the Amatil Group.