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Mezan Panama 2006 wins the Gold Medal at the International Spirits Challenge 2016
We are delighted to announce that Mezan Rum Panama 2006 been awarded a Gold Medal in the Rum category at the International Spirits Challenge 2016*, the most renowned, respected and influential spirits competition in the world. To win an ISC award is a true achievement for any spirit, which must pass a rigorous blind tasting test carried out by a panel of experienced judges. For the full results, go to www.internationalspiritschallenge.com.
The meticulously selected Mezan vintage rums capture the depth and diversity of Caribbean rums, offering their purest and most authentic flavors. The distilleries – some of which were founded centuries ago, others closed forever – are all scrutinized by the expert eye of our Cellar Master. He tirelessly scours this vast region seeking out of its hidden treasures: “untouched” rums from a single year’s distillation and a single distillery.
Unsweetened, uncolored and non-chill-filtered, each of Mezan’s Caribbean rums is aged in ex-Bourbon casks until it reaches optimum maturity, maintaining its purity and authenticity. Mezan offers a wide range of exceptional vintage Caribbean rums, such as Trinidadian rums, Jamaican rums, and even Guyanese rums. Mezan also produces an X.O rum, a blend of Jamaican rums from four of the Island’s distilleries.
* The ISC is the world’s premier event in the promotion of exceptional spirits. The competition rigorously assesses over 1,400 products from nearly 70 countries across the world, making it a truly international competition.
Mezan Panama 2006
With its distinctive light molasses base, this Panamanian rum is distilled in a modern multi-column still. The distillery grows its own sugar cane for the production of its aguardiente and rum. It also cultivates its own yeast, which gives its rums their unique character. The rums from this small batch are aged in two stages in white oak ex-Bourbon casks to give the spirit added structure.
Tasting notes: Buttery caramel with a touch of dried apricot and guava. Silky, notes of candied tropical fruits combined with caramelized flavors.
Mezan also encompasses a wide range of exceptional vintage Caribbean rums, such as Trinidadian rums, Jamaican rums, and Guyanese rums.
Mezan also produces an X.O rum, a blend of Jamaican rums from four of the Island’s distilleries.
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