Congrats to one of my favorite brands of rum, Appleton Estate!
Appleton Estate Reserve was awarded the prestigious 2012 Ultimate Spirits Challenge Chairman's Trophy, surpassing all other brands as the top overall selection in the rum category. Appleton Estate Reserve received a first place score of 96 points and an "Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation" from the panel of esteemed judges!
Held in New York City each year, the Ultimate Spirits Challenge has quickly become one of the premier spirits tasting competitions. Leading industry expert and event founder F. Paul Pacult served on the elite judging panel, along with other prominent authors, spirits buyers, journalists, bar owners, consultants, and educators. The panel judged each entry for superior quality and value.
Appleton Estate 12 Year Old was also a finalist in the rum category, scoring an exceptional 93 points with an "Excellent, High Recommendation" from the judges.