Friday, October 14th, 2011
PORTLAND, OR (October 14, 2011) – Rogue Spirits brought home two Gold Medals at the Ministry of Rum 2011 International Tasting Competition. Rogue’s Hazelnut Spice Rum earned gold in the Flavored Rum category and Rogue’s Dark Rum took the top award in the Dark Rum category. Other medal winners hailed from 13 countries including; the Dominican Republic, Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico.
All of Rogue’s Spirits are created by hand to reflect the flavors of Rogue’s terroir. Rogue rum is made from 100% Hawaiian Cane Sugar. Hazelnut Spice Rum is infused with Hazelnuts from Kirk Family Farms next to Rogue’s hop farm in Independence, OR. Hazelnuts are also used in Rogue’s award wining ale Hazelnut Brown Nectar.
Rogue distills, smiths, ages and hand bottles all of their spirits at their distilleries in Portland and Newport, OR. Both of Rogue’s rums are made at the Portland Distillery and Pub at NW 14th and Flanders.
In celebration of their craft Rogue Spirits will host the 7th Annual Great American Distiller’s Festival which brings together fifty craft distillers and hundreds of bartenders. The festival will take place October 22, and 23, 2011 at Portland’s Left Bank Annex at 101 NE Wielder.
For more information contact Rogue Spirits President Beth Gilden at 503-241-3800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.