Monymusk Plantation Rums Nabs 3 Prestigious IWSC Awards

National Rums of Jamaica Limited’s own Monymusk Plantation Rums won big at this year’s staging of the International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC) Awards. The local rum brand nabbed 3 titles from the IWSC, further making a name for itself as the rum brand to watch. 


The IWSC, which is largely considered as the world’s largest and most influential spirits awards company, this year saw its biggest number of entries yet and assessed over 4,000 spirits from over 90 countries. Monymusk Plantation’s White Overproof Rum and Special Gold Rum ranked exceedingly well, earning 91 and 90 points respectively out of a maximum of 100. 


Labelling the White Overproof as “aromatic” and the Special Gold as “characterful”, the panel of 85 spirits experts awarded both rums with silver medals. Meanwhile Monymusk Plantation’s Classic Gold Rum copped a Bronze medal. 


“We are absolutely elated with this recognition from the IWSC. With so many entries this year and an increase in the number of entrants in the rum category as well, we consider this as a win for the brand and for the Jamaica rum product. There is such variety in the local offerings and to see the Monymusk brand gaining popularity and recognition on the international scene is a proud accomplishment for us.” commented National Rums of Jamaica CEO, Martha Miller. 


The IWSC reported a 23% increase in entries for the rum category compared to last year. 


National Rums of Jamaica Limited which began operations in 1981 as a solely government-owned entity launched its brand Monymusk Plantation Rum in 2011. Monymusk Plantation Rums has produced 5 bottled rum expressions. 

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