Ableforth’s spirit range continues to claim impressive accolades with two more top titles from the World Drinks Awards 2018 given to a pair of Ableforth’s expressions. Rumbullion! XO 15 Years Old has been named World’s Best Spiced Rum, while Bathtub Gin – Sloe Gin has been named World’s Best Gin Liqueur.
An extension of the popular Rumbullion! range introduced in 2014, Rumbullion! XO 15 Years Old is based around a 15 year old Caribbean rum, complemented by Madagascan vanilla, orange, cassia, clove and cardamom.
The World Drinks Awards judges deemed it “Very well balanced”, and highlighted the “…Oak and cloves on the palate with caramel and fruit notes.”
This is the third time that the expression has been named World’s Best Spiced Rum at the World Drinks Awards – previously claiming the title in 2015 and 2017.
The whole range had a fantastic showing at the World Drinks Awards 2018, with Rumbullion! Navy-Strength and Rumbullion! Being awarded Gold and Silver medals respectively.
Bathtub Gin – Sloe Gin was introduced to the Bathtub Gin range in 2012, and is made with almost half a pound of sloes per bottle. The World Drinks Awards judges praised the expression, commenting: “Complex start with spice notes on the nose. Bright, powerful and wonderful take on sloe gin. Gentle middle with soft, short finish. Very tasty.”
Prior to winning the World’s Best Gin Liqueur title at the World Drinks Awards 2018, this expression also took home the Liqueur Trophy at the International Spirits Challenge 2015.
For a global brand like Ableforth’s, being recognised as best in class in global competition is incredibly rewarding. Our continued success with these wins is a testament to the brand’s uncompromising dedication to excellence across the entire brand team and throughout our business.
– Adam Wyartt: Ableforth’s global brand manager
The latest wins follow the news that Ableforth’s Bathtub Gin – Old Tom was named World Best Compound Gin at the World Gin Awards 2018 in February this year.
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