Appleton Estate's 50-Year-Old Jamaica Rum, Jamaica Independence Reserve, was awarded two major accolades at the Golden Barrel Awards held in London last week as part of UK RumFest 2012.
The special rum won awards for the 'Best New Golden Rum' and 'The Best New Rum Packaging and Presentation'.
The Golden Barrel Awards recognises new entrants to the rum category, as well as those persons who have made an outstanding contribution to the recognition of rum as a major sprits category worldwide.
Last year, Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum's master blender, Joy Spence, was awarded the Rum Experience Pioneer Award for outstanding rum achievement.
To take two of the evening's 12 awards was a significant achievement and, Paul Henriques, Managing Director of J. Wray & Nephew Limited, in commenting on the awards noted, "We are very proud of the Appleton Estate 50-Year-Old Jamaica Rum, Jamaica Independence Reserve, which is believed to be the oldest commercially available rum in the world.
This limited-edition, minimum-aged rum is an exceptional product that encapsulates the world-class Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum range and these awards are a tribute to everyone who contributed to this exceptional product."
The rums that make Appleton Estate 50-Year-Old Jamaica Rum, Jamaica Independence Reserve, were specially set down over 50 years ago and very carefully managed over time to create this minimum-aged 50-Year-Old Rum to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Jamaica's Independence.