Puerto Angel Rum WINS 2 GOLD MEDALS AT 2015 INTERNATIONAL SPIRITS REVIEW
- Press Release June 25, 2015
- Company News - 2015
Double Eagle Imports Ltd is pleased to announce that both age expressions of it’s Puerto Angel rum - Puerto Angel Blanco and Puerto Angel Amber - received the prestigious Gold Medals and “Exceptional” ratings at the International Review of Spirits hosted by the Beverage Testing Institute in June of 2015.
This high profile trade event is recognized as one of the most authoritative and influential annual spirits competitions in the United States attracting entrants from across the globe. BTI’s ratings are the result of blind tastings by a panel of experienced and professional tasters who rate spirits to reflect their overall style, character and quality.
Puerto Angel rum is the newest addition to Double Eagle Imports’ portfolio of award-winning craft spirits brands. The company also imports and markets super premium tequilas Arrogante, Rudo and Tecnico.
Commenting on the award, Marina B. Wilson, President and Founder of Double Eagle Imports, said: “We are very excited that our Puerto Angel rum, which was first introduced to the US consumers only in 2015, has already generated such critical acclaim from the industry experts and spirits competition judges. It is a great honor to receive Gold Medals and “Exceptional” ratings for both age expressions from such a respected institution. Considering that rum segment of distilled spirits industry is very competitive, to stand out among the numerous entries is a fitting tribute to the hard work of distillery’s artisans and their uncompromising commitment to quality and craftsmanship”.
Puerto Angel rum is produced from the freshly pressed and naturally fermented juice of organic sugar cane that is cultivated at the distillery-owned plantation located in Oaxaca Mountains, Mexico. Unique combination of weather patterns, sun exposure, high altitudes and rich volcanic soils of this rugged, remote area results in the terroir-driven, exotic distillate that takes on a very soul of Oaxaca’s untamed and breathtakingly beautiful nature. The spirit is double distilled in small batches in traditional pot stills to ensure unique and complex flavor profile as well as exceptional smoothness.
Puerto Angel Blanco is aged for 6 months in American oak barrels, while Amber matures in wood for 3 years. Puerto Angel is one of the very few rum brands that are honored by USDA Organic certification.
About The Beverage Testing Institute
The Beverage Testing Institute (BTI) is an independent Chicago-based company, which provides reviews of wines, beers and spirits. Founded in 1981 by a highly skilled group of judges, influencers and educators, the Beverage Testing Institute conducts the most objective, consistent, and widely respected distilled spirits evaluations in the United States. Ratings are the result of blind tastings by a panel of highly experienced and professional tasters who rate spirits to reflect their overall style, character and quality. Trade buyers and millions of consumers use BTI’s spirits reviews when making their buying decisions.
The BTI's buying guides have appeared in various respected publications including Wine Enthusiast, The New Yorker Magazine, Wine & Spirits, All About Beer, International Wine Review, and Epicurious.
About Double Eagle Imports Ltd
Double Eagle Imports Ltd is a brand developer, importer and marketer of premium alcoholic beverages. Established in 2006, the company is now widely recognized for it’s proven ability to create, grow and develop the finest, award-winning brands that answer consumer needs for highest quality, authentic craft spirits produced by the small, independently owned distilleries.
Each of our products features unique production processes, exceptional artisanal quality, innovative packaging and original ingredients as well as a commitment to traditional techniques, environmental sustainability and social responsibility.
Double Eagle Imports builds its success on the strong, long-term relationships with distributor partners and producers, allowing the company to build spirits brands that enjoy both longevity and strong consumer pull.