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St. Augustine Distillery rum wins gold medal

Contest held in San Francisco, Calif.

Brand Ambassador Zach Lynch makes a Classic Daiquiri using St. Augustine Distillery's Pot Distilled Rum.
Brand Ambassador Zach Lynch makes a Classic Daiquiri using St. Augustine Distillery's Pot Distilled Rum.

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – St. Augustine Distillery's Pot Distilled Rum has been awarded a gold medal at the 2016 San Francisco World Spirits Competition held March 17-20 in San Francisco, Calif.

“In just a few months, our Pot Distilled Rum has won a gold medal at one of the industry’s most prestigious spirits competitions,” said Philip McDaniel, CEO and co-founder of St. Augustine Distillery. “We are honored that our rum was up against some of the finest in the industry and took home a top award, which brings our total medal count to 25 for gin, vodka, and rum.”

More than 1,850 entries were submitted by distilleries from around the world. It was the largest in the competition's 16-year history.

Judging was done by a panel of 39 spirits experts including cocktail historian David Wondrich and Jack Robertiello, who writes for Drinks Ink.


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