Diplomático named Spirit Brand of the Year

05 November, 2018

Diplomático wins Spirit Brand of the Year

Diplomático has become the first rum brand to be been named Spirit Brand of the Year at Wine Enthusiast’s Wine Star Awards.

Produced by Destilerías Unidas SA (DUSA) in Venezuela, Diplomático is an independent, family-owned brand best known for its sipping rums such as Reserva Exclusiva.

Jose Rafael Ballesteros, Diplomático CEO said: “We are truly humbled by this award as it recognises our contribution to elevate the rum category and make consumers re-evaluate their perception of rum.

“This is an ongoing goal as we work toward being not just the best premium rum globally, but also one of the greatest spirits in the world.”

The company provides sustainable jobs for more than 700 workers in Venezuela and has developed strong social programmes to improve the quality of life and growth while minimising environmental impact.

Adam Strum, editor and publisher, Wine Enthusiast magazine added: "We chose Diplomático Rum for the Wine Star award, not only for its supreme quality but also because we admire their leadership in educating spirits lovers about the ways in which we can mix premium rum, and sip it too.”

Wine Enthusiast will officially award Diplomático Rum at the Wine Star Awards Gala on 29 January, 2019 in Miami at the Nobu Eden Roc Hotel.

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