Mantuano and Planas receive important awards
After the launch of Mantuano and Planas in Europe at the end of 2016 and following the North America launch at the beginning of this year, the new Diplomático rums have been awarded with six important recognitions from prestigious international institutions.
San Francisco World Spirits Competition, held on April 20th and 23rd at Hotel Nikko in the center of San Francisco was the largest in more than 17 years the competition has been taking place, with more than 2,100 spirits evaluated. On this occasion, Mantuano obtained a gold medal and Planas a silver medal. The judges for this prestigious competition included industry icons such as Anthony Dias Blue, Tony Abou-Ganim, Charles Joly and David Wondrich.
Diplomático’s new editions also took home a high rank at the Ultimate Beverage Challenge. Mantuano classified with an outstanding 95 (considered an excellent product) and Planas rated a 92 (considered an excellent and recommended product). This competition, being in its eighth year is highly regarded as one of the most selective and best-directed tournaments in the U.S. and is managed by expert Paul Pacult, veteran commentator David Talbot from the wine and spirits industry and Sue Woodley, editor of Spirits Journal. Ultimate Beverage Challenge provides the industry and consumers with a clear and unassailable quality standard for alcoholic beverages.
Additionally, Tastings.com, the International Beverage Magazine, granted a score of 94 out of 100 to both Planas and Mantuano. The Spirits are judged by the trained staff of Tastings.com, alongside the best industry professionals, buyers, and restaurateurs using a tasting methodology that is consistent and patented, developed in collaboration with Cornell University.
“We are very proud of the success that our newly added rums have had, and it pleases us greatly knowing that they have been more than well received by the best experts in the industry.” Said Nino Curbelo, Diplomático’s Export Manager for North America. “With Mantuano and Planas joining our flagship rum, Reserva Exclusiva, our new Tradition range is richer and offers different consumption modes for different consumption occasions.”