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Parce Wins Big

Parce 12 and 8 year old rum win big at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

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imageWhat began four years ago as a dream to create the world’s the finest rum has become a bona-fide reality: Newcomer Parce (pronounced “PAR-say”) Rum has taken home five top honors at the 15th Annual San Francisco World Spirits Competition, held in March at the Hotel Nikko. More than 1500 entrants were judged: the largest turnout ever at the most well-known spirits tasting event in the United States.

For the Parce team, it’s like winning Rookie Of the Year and the Super Bowl. “My brothers Patrick, Brian, and I, along with our friend Jaime Uribe, are very honored to receive these awards from the 2015 San Francisco World Spirits Competition–especially since we’re so new to the American public,” says Parce co-founder Jim Powers. “We started Parce with the belief that an obsessive, consistent attention to quality and detail will yield something truly special.”

The 41 international judges certainly agreed. Check out Parce’s awards:

Parce Rum 12 Year Old:
Winner, Double Gold Medal
Winner, Best Extra Aged Rum
Winner, Best Rum
Winner, BEST IN SHOW: Aged White spirit

PARCE Rum 8 Year Old:
Winner, Gold Medal

Packaging Design Award: PARCE Rum 8 Year Old and 12 Year Old (Designer Michael Renaud):
Winner, Gold Medal

Parce is available at select independent craft spirits retailers, as well as Binny’s Beverage Depot and Whole Foods stores throughout the Chicago area. Plans are also under way to distribute PARCE beyond Illinois, Colorado, New York and British Columbia.

“Parce” (PAR-say) is Colombian slang for “buddy” or “pal,” used among good friends in good times. Colombia is also the happiest country on Earth, according to a 2013 poll by WIN/Gallup International Association. Maybe it’s the rum.