Bundaberg, April 27 2017: The Bundaberg Distilling Company, already Australia’s most awarded rum distillery, has topped the honours once again at two of the most prestigious international drinks awards - the 2017 World Drinks Awards in London and the 2017 San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC).

At the London World Drinks Awards ceremony, Bundaberg Rum was awarded Best Dark Rum in the World for the Master Distillers’ Collection Solera and Australia’s Best Gold Rum for Master Distillers’ Collection Small Batch.

This is the second time the Australian brand has been awarded major prizes at the prestigious World Drinks Awards. The distillery’s prized liquid, the Bundaberg Blenders Edition 2015 was awarded Best Rum and Best Dark Rum in the World in 2016, and Small Batch won World’s Best Gold Rum the same year.

Continuing the brand’s winning streak, Master Distillers’ Collection Solera has also picked up a Gold Medal at the 2017 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, the world’s most prestigious and influential spirits competition. Gold medals are only awarded to products deemed ‘exceptional’ by the large 43-member judging panel.

Duncan Littler, Senior Brand Manager at Bundaberg Rum, said: “It’s an honour to see the distillery’s craft recognised once again on a global scale.

“The 2016 Master Distillers’ Collection releases had some big shoes to fill following the Bundaberg Blenders Edition 2015 winning the World’s Best Rum last year, but Bundaberg Solera and Small Batch have delivered world class results. These are two of the most complex rums the distillery has ever created.”

The award-winning rums were judged by a panel of international experts across three rounds and scored on merit of nose, palate, finish, balance, character, complexity and quality.

Launched in October 2016, Master Distillers’ Collection Solera is a celebration of the modern era of premium rum. Rich and bold, it has been instilled with notes of vanilla, fruitcake and butterscotch, making it a well-balanced treat for the palate.

Due to popular demand, Bundaberg Solera is currently sold out apart from at the Bundaberg Rum Distillery Retail Store. Those interested in purchasing Bundaberg Solera can sign-up here to be added on the Bundaberg Rum email database and receive the latest updates.

Bundaberg's Small Batch edition is crafted by blending the finest Bundaberg rums with the richest aged reserves from the distillery, then matured in sweet cognac and brandy barrels. The result is truly a complex creation with exceptional fruit flavours and the perfect balance of vanilla, honey and spice. This award-winning product can be purchased nationally in bottleshops or licensed venues and here.

Each of the Master Distillers’ Collection rums are limited edition with each release referencing its batch and bottle number.