Appleton, Wray & Nephew rums excel in the 2011 Monde Selection
Appleton Rum has been awarded four grand gold medals and Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum was awarded a grand gold medal and the International High Quality trophy at the 2011 Monde Selection awards.
Appleton Estate V/X Jamaica Rum, Appleton Estate Reserve Jamaica Rum, Appleton Estate Extra 12-Year-Old Jamaican Rum and Appleton Genesis, along with Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum, were the brands that were awarded a grand gold medal in the Monde Selection International Institute for Quality in Brussels, outdoing the company's record-breaking results in 2010.
"We are proud that Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum has once again been recognised by the Monde Selection Committee for exceptional quality," says David McConnell, managing director of global marketing for J. Wray & Nephew Limited. "These awards are a testament to the commitment of our team and their expertise in producing premium rums of the highest quality.
"We are also very proud of our Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum which, in addition to being awarded a grand gold medal, was also honoured by the Monde Selection Committee with an International High Quality Trophy for consistently turning in gold and grand gold medal performances at the awards. These awards confirm our company's position as a principal player in growing the international premium rum category."
In addition, Appleton Special Jamaica Rum was also awarded a gold medal in the 2011 Monde Selection Awards.
Leading premium rum
The Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum range is Jamaica's leading premium rum, and is available in over 55 countries around the world. The brands that comprise this range of premium aged rums include Appleton Estate V/X Jamaica Rum; Appleton Estate Reserve Jamaica Rum; Appleton Estate Extra 12-Year-Old Jamaican Rum; Appleton Estate Master Blender's Legacy, and Appleton Estate 21-Year-Old Jamaican Rum.
Wray and Nephew White Overproof Rum is the world's top-selling, high-strength white rum. This 63 per cent alc/vol overproof rum is a very special blend of rums produced from J. Wray & Nephew Limited's sugar estates and distilleries in Jamaica.
Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum has a fruity natural aroma with overtones of molasses, and adds a unique character to cocktails. It is the essential ingredient in authentic Jamaican rum punch, as well as the secret ingredient in many rum-based signature drinks, such as mai-tais and daiquiris.