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OPUS honoured at World Drinks Awards

Apr 26, 2021

As lockdown lifts and pubs and restaurants ramp up for summer, Lincoln’s Unconventional Distillery is celebrating global recognition for its speciality OPUS Overproof Rum.

OPUS Rum received global recognition in the Unaged Rum Category at the 2021 World Rum Awards last week, presented by OPUS is the strongest spirit in the Unconventional range at a resounding 63% proof, yet judges were impressed by the smooth, clean and flavourful spirit.

The prestigious World Drinks Awards is an annual celebration of the very best spirits and spirit-based drinks internationally. Judged over 3 rounds by experts from around the world, spirits are scored on their aroma, flavour and finish, with other elements also taken into consideration

All of the spirits are blind tasted, with the top-scoring spirits for both taste and design moving through the rounds, and small distilleries worldwide receiving much sought after recognition.

However this is not the first award for Unconventional Distilleries OPUS Rum, as well as this award, Unconventional Distillery has achieved a further 2 awards, in its aim for absolute endorsement by the global spirits industry.

Earlier this month, OPUS took a silver medal in the coveted London Spirits Competition, a competition that looks beyond the distilling process and the traditional technicalities, and rewards spirits for their all-around excellence; the quality, the value and the packaging.

The pureness of OPUS Rum was also hailed at the Craft Distilling Expo, where Unconventionals produce received the accolade of Unaged Rum of the Year 2020. The competition, open to any rum or rum-based product, attracted entries from over 30 different UK producers.

On receiving the World Drinks Awards recognition, Sam Owen, Managing Director of Unconventional said: “ We are delighted that OPUS has been recognised at an international level. The World Drinks Awards are extremely well respected, and we are thrilled to take the Style title in the Unaged Rum category.”

“OPUS is the purest spirit we produce, it’s simple and elegant and perfect in cocktails, or however you like. As the hospitality industry ramps up, we look forward to sharing the pureness of our OPUS with more rum and cocktail fans and will prioritise stock for local outlets who want a Lincolnshire rum on their bar tariff.”

Since its establishment in September 2019, the Unconventional Distillery has specialised in craft English rum and prides itself on creating stand out products with a distinctive brand and flavour, and now stocks a range of spirits that appeal to all tastes.

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