Mantuano and Planas receive their first recognitions at the Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2017
Mantuano and Planas, Diplomatico’s newly added Tradition Range rums received the first recognition by the Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2017. Obtaining an excellent rating after eight editions of rigorous evaluations in the liquor industry.
Mantuano debuts at this important competition in the United States, with an astounding rating of 95 points, next to Planas which also obtained an impressive rating of 92, correspondingly appearing on the list of the most prestigious rums. The tastings followed an innovative and strict methodology with more than substantial credibility.
The Jury, headed by the creator of the competition, journalist, educator and critic F. Paul Pacult, accompanied by several influencers in the industry such as educators, buyers, distributors, recognized bartenders and journalists.
The assessment was a blind tasting ergo without the jury knowing what product was being rated, the criteria for the evaluation was; aroma, color, taste, and texture of each beverage following three fundamental principals; integrity, method, and credibility. The judges evaluated during an ideal period for tasting that allowed to express the product’s best characteristics.
The purpose of the Ultimate Spirits Challenge is to establish a high level of evaluation for liquors and wines. Obtaining results that are precise, significant and useful in the recognition and advocacy of quality highlighting the best liquor brands in the present market.