The E. León Jimenes 110 Aniversario Rum by La Aurora Wins Rum of Year at 2022 USA Spirits Ratings

25/08/2022 Results for 2022 USA Spirits Ratings are out. We are extremely pleased to announce that La Aurora’s E. León Jimenes 110 Aniversario Rum won the Rum of the Year Award.

La Aurora’s E. León Jimenes 110 Aniversario Rum bags a Gold with 94 points and has won Rum of the Year at the 2022 USA Spirits Ratings, held on July 24 in San Francisco, USA.

This year at USA Spirits Ratings, the esteemed panel of judges evaluated more than 800 different spirits from across the globe, with some new ones on the block and some old favorites. The judging took place on July 24 in South San Francisco. 

Eduardo León Jimenes established the La Aurora cigar factory in 1903 in the Santiago de los Caballeros province's Don Pedro, Guazumal. The E. León Jimenes 110 Aniversario Rum is a premium spirit, with only 3,000 numbered bottles produced annually.

The E. León Jimenes 110 Aniversario Rum by La Aurora, the first cigar factory in the Dominican Republic, commemorated its 110th birthday five years ago with a magnificent and fresh release. After 10 years of maturing, this rum provides cigar enthusiasts with the perfect matching experience. Rich and complex E. León Jimenes 110 Aniversario rum has great flavor and a lively finish with sweet, spicy, and flowery notes that enhance the flavor of fine cigars.

Ron E. León Jimenes 110 Aniversario is an award-winning rum and has won the Double Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2020. The ageing process for E. León Jimenes 110 Aniversario is entirely unique; the initial eight years in virgin American White Oak barrels impart most of its flavor to the rum, but the final two years in virgin French Oak barrels give it the roundness and homogeneity that give it the character and finish. This process earned the rum a score of 97 points from the Beverage Testing Institute, making it a superlative spirit by their experts' standards.

Product name: E. León Jimenes 110 Aniversario

Producer: La Aurora

Country: Dominican Republic

Alcohol: 38%

2022 USA Spirits Ratings Judges Tasting Notes: 

“Aromas of baking spices, honey, and apricot on the nose. Flavors of caramel and stone fruit on the palate. Well-balanced, full-bodied, perfectly aged with a sweet caramel finish.”

Here are some of the top winners of the 2022 USA Spirits Ratings:

Spirit of the year: John B 10 Year Old Single Malt, Netherlands

Distillery of the year: Charles Edge London Limited, Scotland

Best Spirit by Quality: John B 10 Year Old Single Malt, Netherlands

Best Spirit by Package: Bitter Feminist Cachaca, Brazil

Best Spirit by Value: John B 10 Year Old Single Malt, Netherlands

Tequila of the year: Tequila Anejo, Mexico

Gin of the year: Ginologist Orient, South Africa

Whiskey of the year: John B 10 Year Old Single Malt, Netherlands

Cognac of the year: Rémy Martin XO, French Polynesia

Brandy of the year: Black Bottle XO Brandy, Australia

Liqueur of the year: Nocello, Italy

View full results here

About the Competition and Organizers

The USA Spirits Ratings looks to recognize, celebrate and help promote spirits brands that have successfully been created to identify with and target a specific spirits drinker. The competition has been organized exclusively by the Beverage Trade Network, the US drinks events, services, business, and publishing group dedicated to helping drinks producers and brand owners get closer to the buyers, distributors, and retailers bringing their products to market.

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