Rum ARÔME Lands Double Gold at San Francisco Spirits Awards

By Paul Joseph

Rum ARÔME, a highly-acclaimed Panamanian produced rum, has added to its prestige by winning Double Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition for its 28-year aged sipping rum.

Produced from estate-grown, hand-cut sugar cane in Panama, the Cuban style rum is created by a Cuban born master blender with over 50 years of experience in the industry.  

The award-winning version was distilled, aged and bottled at source, resulting in a complex, balanced and aggressive rum, with a smoothness rarely found  in any spirit - in other words, the ideal sipping spirit.

“We chose to enter the San Francisco World Spirits Competition due to its reputation, quality of judges, the earned respect of SFWSC and the integrity of the highly controlled blind tastings,” says Andrew Troyer, Founder of ARÔME Spirits and a respected yacht broker.

With nearly two decades of experience, the San Francisco World Spirits Competition has grown to become one of the world’s most respected spirits competitions, thanks in large part to the esteemed judge, each with a distinct story and trusted palate.

Among them is the competition’s Executive Director, Anthony Dias Blue, an author, editor, publisher and one of the most influential food, wine and spirits writers and lifestyle personalities in America.

The Director of Judging is Tony Abou-Ganim, The Master-Mixologist, and one of the leading pioneers of America’s craft cocktail movement.

The 18th edition of the San Francisco World Spirits Competition took place at the Hotel Nikko San Francisco, from 13 – 15 April.

By Paul Joseph