Tanduay Asian Rum Scores at 2014 SF World Spirits Competition

Silver Expression Named “Best White Rum” at Renowned Spirits Event

Tanduay Asian Rum Scores at 2014 SF World Spirits CompetitionTanduay Distillers Inc., makers of the 2nd largest rum in the world, earned top recognition from this year’s San Francisco World Spirits Competition where its Silver expression was awarded a Double Gold Medal and the title of “Best White Rum.” The 14th annual event, hosted at Hotel Nikko in downtown San Francisco, received a record 1,474 entries from around the world—the largest in the competition’s history. Thirty-nine industry experts gathered to evaluate an array of international spirits across 89 categories, where Tanduay Silver Asian Rum came out on top of all white rums submitted.

“As an Asian rum hailing from the Philippines, we are proud to stand out in flavor and origin, especially in a category historically dominated by brands from other regions,” remarked Whit Repp, Vice President of Marketing at Brand Action Team, Tanduay’s agency of record. “Receiving acclaim from some of the industry’s most discerning palates is quite an honor.”

The recipient of over 130 medals in its 160 year history, Tanduay continues to be recognized across the globe by experts and aficionados alike. Introduced to the U.S. just last summer, Tanduay launched with tremendous success, capturing the “Best In Class” award for its Gold expression at the Miami Rum Renaissance last April.

Tanduay Asian Rum is artfully crafted from a blend of rums produced with molasses from Negros Sugarcane—a descendant of the original heritage Asian canes—and distilled through a world-class five-column process. Using generations-old blending techniques, the Maestros, or master blenders, are able to reflect decades of history and tradition in this award-winning spirit.

“Since its first Gold medal—received in Paris in 1876—to its most recent accolade, Tanduay has demonstrated consistent quality which is a true testament to the heritage behind this intriguing spirit,” concluded Repp.

About TANDUAY Asian Rum
Founded in the Philippines in 1854, TANDUAY is the 2nd largest rum producer in the world, manufacturing over 18 million cases. TANDUAY boasts a multitude of accolades for its high quality rums, which have been perfected through a tradition of masterful blending established nearly 160 years ago. TANDUAY Asian Rum is now available in the U.S.— in Connecticut and Florida—in two expressions: TANDUAY Silver and TANDUAY Gold. The rums are produced by Tanduay Distillers, Inc., a wholly owned and operated division of the LT Group. For additional information, visit www.TanduayUSA.com.

About San Francisco World Spirits Competition
Founded in the new millennium year of 2000 by noted wine & spirits critic and competition director Anthony Dias Blue, the San Francisco World Spirits Competition has gained a reputation as the leading gauge for spirits trends and top quality products in the country. Noted journalists, distillers, beverage directors, mixologists, restaurateurs, Master Sommeliers, hoteliers, consultant and educators comprise the august body of judges.