Caracas, April 2023. The San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2023 (SFWSC), was the setting for two of Ron Carúpano’s portfolio products to be bestowed, not with one, but with two "Double Gold" medals, thus becoming the only rum in the world to receive two Double Gold medals in its category.
Ron Carúpano 18 Reserva Limitada and Ron Carúpano 21 Reserva Especial part of the Super and Ultra-Premium category of Ron Carúpano's commercial portfolio were the brand's references, which, competed against over 45 products from 13 participating countries in the Extra-Aged Rum – 5 Years and Older category, brought two new recognitions for Venezuelan rum.
“After years of winning international medals and awards, at Ron Carúpano we have become more selective in terms of which contests to participate in. Today, our main focus is to win over the most demanding palates of our final consumers. SFWSC is one of the most respected competitions in the world, this year out of 6000 participating references, only 8% of them won “Double Gold” Medal, two of which are ours and we feel honored to share that we have won these exceptional recognitions with our international partners in USA, America, Europe and Asia, as well as with all our clients”, commented Lucía Alliegro, Global Marketing Director for Ron Carúpano.
About the San Francisco World Spirits Competition
The San Francisco World Spirits Competition is the largest, oldest and most prestigious spirits competition in the world. The Tasting Alliance Contests are considered the most influential in the spirits industry. Obtaining a medal from this organization allows different brands to enter and stand out in international markets such as the US.
The reputation of a spirit’s competition is defined by the quality of its judges, which is why the SFWSC judging panel is made up of the most respected and experienced experts in the spirits industry. Connoisseurs, Sommeliers, Master Mixologists, Chefs, high-end bartenders, veterans in the hospitality industry, and consultants from the world of spirits tasted, deliberated, and determined that, in the rum category, the Ron Carúpano portfolio would be awarded with two "Double Gold" medals standing out over thirty international recognized brands, such as Zacapa, Botrán, Plantation, Ron Abuelo, among others.
With these new recognitions, Ron Carúpano has won over than 60 awards for the Venezuelan rum, and to date it is present in around thirty countries, thus consolidating the recognition of the brand outside the borders of Venezuela.
“At Ron Carúpano we work hard to continue conquering palates with The Best Rum in the World. Venezuelans feel proud to show and share with the world the good products made in our country. That is why we are committed to growing our international business, so all rum lovers can enjoy a piece of Venezuela and the Caribbean, represented in a Ron Carúpano bottle," Alliegro affirmed.
The Top Shelf Gala 2023
As if being awarded with two “Double Gold” medals at the SFWSC was not enough, Ron Carúpano is one of the 3 finalists for the "Best of Class" Award within its category along with two other renowned brands of the world of rum. Ron Carúpano will be part of a historic night celebrating and recognizing exceptional people and brands who have made significant contributions to their industries.
Bringing together founders, distilleries and experts among the most trusted authorities in the wine, beer and spirits industry, the Gala will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, June 17th at the Hilton Resort World Las Vegas.
To learn more about Ron Carúpano, its history and awards, visit: www.roncarupano.com y @roncarupano @rumcarupano on all social media platforms.