Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) has been awarded the prestigious trophy for the best Caribbean and American distiller by the International Wine and Spirit Competition body.
According to a press release, the award was announced at an International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) banquet held on November 17 at the City of London Guildhall, United Kingdom. The trophy deems DDL the number one distiller in the Americas and the Caribbean sub category, which includes North, South and Central America as well as the Caribbean island nations.
This latest accolade comes on the heels of several gold and silver medals the beverage giant received this year at the 2010 IWSC for its El Dorado 3, 5, 8, 12, 15 and 21-year-old rums. El Dorado 15-year-old was awarded a gold medal and best in class: best rum trophy. El Dorado was able to surpass established brands such as Bacardi, Angostura and Mount Gay Rum, the release said.
The release quoted DDL’s Chairman Dr Yesu Persaud as saying, “DDL has a long and rich heritage. We are the only producer of authentic Demerara Rums in the world. Our pursuit of excellence has seen the El Dorado rums compete on the international arena having developed a reputation as the best rum in its class worldwide. We will continue to maintain the standards we have set which have elevated the El Dorado rums to an elite group of internationally acclaimed line of spirits.”
The IWSC was founded in 1969 and is the premier competition of its kind in the world. Its aim is to promote the quality and excellence of the world’s best wines, spirits and liqueurs.
The competition received entries from over 80 countries worldwide.