Every year the World Spirits Award “WSA” honors the best products within each spirits category. The competition is held in Austria and attracts some of the world’s finest spirits.
For 2017, St Lucia Distillers had the honor of winning the “Distillery of the Year” in the rum category, as well as “Spirit of the Year” for 1931 – Fifth Edition. The company is no stranger to winning recognition in The World Spirits Awards, having won numerous medals and honors in the past decade.
In addition, St Lucia Distillers also captured these wonderful accolades:
- Chairman’s Reserve – Gold
- Chairman’s Forgotten Cask – Gold
- 1931 Fifth Edition – Double Gold
- Admiral Rodney – Gold
- Chairman’s Reserve Spiced – Silver
“St. Lucia Distillers is small, innovative and focused on quality”, explains the company’s Sales & Marketing Director, Michael Speakman. “Producing premium rum is the core focus of our corporate philosophy, and closely related with it are all other market activities. The members of our team are not afraid of taking risks and we innovate. We like to experiment with the production process and are delighted if this results in the creation of world class products.”
Since the recent acquisition by Groupe Bernard Hayot, Saint Lucia Distillers has continued to expand into international export markets with its rums distributed in new markets such as Spain, Holland, Sweden, Japan, Australia, Czech Republic, Greece, India or Ukraine to name a few. With continued success in international competitions, the company is confident of bolstering its export success, as well as building its home market where St. Lucian consumers continue to enjoy the world’s best rum.