Love the headline! Rum Pundit
Published on Mon, 14/03/2011, 11:43:03
By Jordan Gelbart
Australian owned rum Holey Dollar has continued its winning streak at international spirits competitions, being awarded ‘Master’ and ‘Gold’ status at The Spirit Masters Series.
The series is held by The Spirits Business Magazine with the Rum Masters section of the competition independently judged by a panel of industry experts.
Holey Dollar Rum Cask Strength (75.9 percent ABV with a RRP of $84.99) and Holey Dollar Rum Overproof (57.2 percent ABV with a RRP of $64.99) were both awarded ‘Master’ status, the highest accolade that can be awarded by the panel.
Holey Dollar Rum Premium (40 percent ABV with a RRP of $39.99) was awarded ‘Gold’.
Holey Dollar has received some of the highest honours in the spirits category, taking out ‘Best in Class’ for the past two years at the International Wine & Spirits Competition.
“It’s wonderful that the International market is recognising the quality of the rums that we are creating but what’s even better is seeing how Australian consumers are embracing the ‘buy local, think global’ concept,” said master distiller at Holey Dollar Stuart Gilbert.
“The growing group of Holey Dollar Rum drinkers are people that are passionate about discovering something a little bit different and enjoy consuming the highest quality, world-class products, but at the same time, appreciate something that is actually close to home and 100 percent Australian family owned company.
Holey Dollar Rum is named after the coins with holes punched out that, significantly, superseded rum as the main form of currency in NSW after the Rum Rebellion.