Group Photo at John Watling's_Bahamas Tourist Office (BTO) Booth at Rum Festival 2019 L-R John Watling's, Mario Del Valle_ BTO, Adrian Kemp_ John Watling's, Guillermo Garcia-Lay, Rob Del Rosal, Pepin Argamasilla and Jose Patuondo and BTO's Tina Lee
John Watling’s Distillery wins double gold and silver medals for its Bahamian rums
The International Rum Conference, formerly known as the Congreso del Ron, which moved from Madrid to Coral Gables, Florida, invited the National Association of The Bahamas (NAB), a Florida based Bahamian association, to its two-day event, and encouraged attendees to make donations to NAB for relief efforts toward those affected by the catastrophic Hurricane Dorian.
The event also saw John Watling’s, a Bahamian company located in downtown, Nassau, awarded the highest prize or DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL in the Special Harvest / Single Cask category for its Single Barrel rum. John Watling’s Distillery also earned a SILVER MEDAL in the White Rum category for its Pale rum.
According to organizers of the newly named “International Rum Conference,” the event was moved to the United States, “in the spirit of getting closer to the core rum manufacturing territories.” The two-day Conference took place September 27th and 28th at the Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables, Florida. Events included a two-day Industry Enrichment Seminar, two-day Grand Tasting and a Tasting Competition.
Guillermo Garcia-Lay with John Watling's Winning Rums
The Marketing Manager also said, “We are grateful to John Watling’s and the organizers of the International Rum Conference for the invitation to participate, which is indicative of their strong support of our destination, and their commitment to work with us in promoting our Islands that are open and assisting us in the rebuilding of our two islands affected by the hurricane.”
NAB members manning booth for Hurricane Dorian Relief Donations at International Rum Conference 2019 L-R Dr. Sandra McDonald and Deanna Christensen
Engagement at John Watling's_Bahamas Tourism Booth during Rum Conference 2019
For more information on The Bahamas including Hurricane Dorian updates and Islands still welcoming visitors, go to www.bahamas.com.
For information on John Watling’s Distillery, visit www.johnwatlings.com or www.facebook.com/johnwatlings@johnwatlingsofficial