Friday, October 7, 2011

Hazelnut Harvest and Gold Medals for Rogue Rum

Our Hazelnuts are being harvested this month from Kirk Family Farms which neighbors Rogue’s hopyard in Independence, OR. The hazelnuts are toasted, and added to the still to infuse the rum during distillation. The picture above is of the beautiful hazelnut orchard.  The sight is a common one in Oregon’s Willamette Valley which produces 99.9% of the Hazelnuts in the United States.

We were thrilled to receive the news that John’s Hazelnut Spiced Rum AND our Dark Rum made form 100% Hawaiian Cane Sugar both received gold medals at this year’s Ministry of Rum Competition.

Below are the full results, which can also be viewed at:
Flavored Rum - Bronze Medal
Cruzan Strawberry
Flavored Rum - Silver Medal
Cruzan 9
Black Beard Spiced Rum
Flavored Rum - Gold Medal
Cypress Creek Reserve Vanilla Rum

White Rum - Bronze
Cypress Creek Reserve Rum
White Rum - Silver
Don Q Cristal
Far North Queensland Rum Co. Platinum
White Rum - Gold
Santa Teresa Ron Claro
Havana Club Añejo 3 Años
Montanya Platino
Diplomático Rum Blanco

Dark Rum - Bronze
Montanya Oro
Dark Rum - Silver
Don Q Añejo
Cockspur Fine Rum
Flor de Caña 4 year old Gold Rum
Dark Rum - Gold
Barceló Añejo