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Tommy Takes Best in Class

Tommy Bahama Rum Wins Best in Class at the 2010 RumXP International Tasting Competition.

Tommy Bahama continues to receive international praise for its award winning rum

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y., May 13 /PRNewswire/ — Sidney Frank Importing Co., Inc. a leader in ultra-premium spirits is proud to announce that its ultra-premium rum, Tommy Bahama has been honored with a Best in Class gold medal for Golden Sun and a bronze medal for White Sand in the gold and white rum categories at the 2010 RumXP International Tasting Competition.

The competition was held at the Florida Room at the Delano Hotel on Miami Beach May 6-7th as part of the Miami Rum Renaissance Festival.  The International Rum Expert Panel that includes notable masters of rum, authors, mixologists, collectors, journalists, consultants, lecturers and cane spirit ambassadors, blind tasted and scored more than 100 fine rums from around the globe.  Results were announced Wednesday, May 12th.

“We were not surprised that Tommy Bahama Rum was so successful in this prestigious international competition,” says Bill Henderson, SVP Marketing and Advertising of Sidney Frank Importing Co, Inc.  ”Since the brand’s introduction, we have received numerous awards and accolades for both Golden Sun and White Sand’s outstanding quality and exceptional taste.”

Competition judge and owner and chief mixologist of Philadelphia’s Rum Bar Lounge added “Tommy Bahama White Sand has a gentle smoothness with a nice hint of vanilla. It is a white rum that could stand alone and be sipped on the rocks.”

Golden Sun & White Sand

Golden Sun & White Sand

Tommy Bahama Rum is made in Barbados at the legendary R. L. Seale Distillery.  R. L. Seale has been crafting rum for more than eighty years and four generations, and their experience shows in every elegant bottle of Tommy Bahama.  Tommy Bahama Rum’s two delightfully distinct flavors, Tommy Bahama White Sand and Tommy Bahama Golden Sun, are both made with the finest blackstrap molasses and the cleanest, clearest water naturally filtered through coral stone.  Tommy Bahama Rums are fermented using specially selected yeast imported from the wine-growing regions of South Africa.

Tommy Bahama White Sand Rum is aged a minimum of two years in American white oak barrels.  A clear, light-bodied rum, White Sand has a smooth entry and clean finish with hints of tangy, tropical fruit.  Tommy Bahama Golden Sun Rum is a blend of rums aged up to ten years in American white oak barrels.  A full-bodied, amber rum, Golden Sun has an elegant, fruity nose and a taste nuanced with hints of coffee, roasted nuts, and sweet pralines.  Tommy Bahama Rums have no added sugar or artificial blenders.

Imported exclusively by Sidney Frank Importing Company, Inc., New Rochelle, NY. under license from Tommy Bahama Group, Inc.  TOMMY BAHAMA is a trademark of Tommy Bahama Group, Inc. Tommy Bahama Rum, 40% Alc. /Vol. www.tommybahamarum.com

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About Sidney Frank Importing Co., Inc.

Founded in 1972, Sidney Frank Importing Co., Inc. of New Rochelle, NY is the creator and importer of ultra-premium spirits.  Our growing portfolio includes Jagermeister Liqueur from Germany, the best-selling liqueur in the United States; Gekkeikan Sake from Japan; Michael Collins Irish Whiskey; Jacques Cardin Cognac VSOP; and Tommy Bahama Rum.  For more information, visit www.sidneyfrank.com.