Kingman, AZ – March 2023 – Desert Diamond Distillery, a family-owned and operated distillery in Kingman, Arizona, is proud to announce that its 11 Year Old Barrel Reserve Rum has won a Gold medal scoring a perfect 99/99 at the 2023 International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC). The IWSC is one of the world’s most prestigious spirits competitions, and the Gold medal is the highest honor that can be awarded.
The 11 Year Old Barrel Reserve Rum is a small-batch, hand-crafted spirit that is aged in American oak barrels for 11 years. “An exceptional balance with tropical fruits in abundance and a soft and subtle smokiness with integrated oak giving texture, and layers of treacle tart sweetness and juicy pineapple making this a heavenly combination that lingers forever in the mouth ” The IWSC judges praised the rum for its “rich, complex flavor profile” and “smooth, elegant finish.”
“We are thrilled to have won a Gold medal at the IWSC,” said John Pratt, co-owner of Desert Diamond Distillery. “This is a great honor for our distillery. We are committed to producing the highest quality spirits, and this award is a testament to our hard work.”
Desert Diamond Distillery is a family-owned and operated distillery located in Kingman, Arizona. The distillery produces a variety of spirits, including rum, whiskey, vodka, and bourbon. The distillery is open to the public for tours and tastings.
About the IWSC The International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) is one of the world’s most prestigious spirits competitions. The IWSC was founded in 1969 and is held annually in London, England. The IWSC awards Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals, as well as Special Awards, to the best spirits in each category.