Vizcaya Rum Named Best of the “Fifty Best”

For the second year in a row, Vizcaya VXOP–the ultimate sipping rum that continues to garner accolades from around the world–has been honored by the website TheFiftyBest.com. And this year, Vizcaya took first place, and a double-gold medal, in a blind tasting of premium aged rums.

A total of 21 journalists, spirits aficionados and bartenders were invited to the formal tasting, which took place at the NYC restaurant Riverpark. They tasted twenty-six different premium aged rums, awarding them points based on the nose, palate, finish and overall impression.

Those who have tasted Vizcaya VXOP will nod in agreement with the judges’ assessments of the rum’s characteristics: rich, sweet, robust, lovely, classy, flavorful, delicious, amazing, round, well-balanced, smooth. If you’re a newcomer to the pleasures that Vizcaya has to offer, you’ll soon discover for yourself its floral, spicy and sweet nose, as well as its tastes of chocolate, caramel, vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, butter. This rum starts out complex and intriguing, builds to a crescendo of delectable sensations, and finishes smoothly.

Many aficionados feel that, since it’s a premium aged rhum agricole with such a distinguished flavor profile, Vizcaya VXOP is best enjoyed on the rocks or neat. It’s also an ideal companion for your favorite cigar. If you like to experiment with mixology, why not try the newest additions to the Vizcaya line of rums, including Vizcaya Cristal and Vizcaya Cask 12, which is also an amber-hued, aged rum, but which has a slightly lighter body. Depending on the drink you favor, one of these varieties–both crafted with the same pride and attention to detail as the original VXOP rum–will become the perfect starting point for the perfect cocktail.

TheFiftyBest.com is an online guide to the finest drinks, food, cigars and other luxury lifestyle products. 

Please join us in celebrating the announcement that Vizcaya VXOP is TheFiftyBest.com’s number-one premium, aged rum! Cheers!

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Published in: on January 3, 2012 at 3:12 PM  Leave a Comment  
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Vizcaya VXOP To Be Featured At Premium Rum & Cigar Event

Vizcaya VXOP rum, with its warm, spicy bouquet and robust character, has often been described as the perfect libation to sip while smoking a fine cigar. So it comes as no surprise that TheFiftyBest has named Vizcaya as one of the featured rums at its upcoming Premium Rum & Cigar Tasting event.

Held at Cipriani Wall Street—a landmark Greek revival venue that was once the home of the New York Stock Exchange and the United States Customs House—this tasting will showcase some of the world’s most captivating rums and cigars. A selection of delectable appetizers, provided by Cipriani’s renowned chefs, will further enhance the evening.

Relax on the terrace at Cipriani while enjoying the lush, captivating taste of Vizcaya. One sip and you’ll understand why Vizcaya VXOP recently won “Best in Show” in the rum category, as well as a Double Gold medal, at the 2010 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Vizcaya’s distinctive complexity and sophistication have garnered it a number of other awards, including a Gold Medal at the 2009 Ministry of Rum Tasting.

The hints of smoke that mingle with the spice and brown sugar notes of Vizcaya VXOP are an outstanding counterpoint to highly rated cigars from Drew Estate, such as Acid, Chateau Real and Natural. Vizcaya’s soft finish, redolent of cloves, echoes the warmth of the cigar and leaves a lingering sweetness.

If you consider yourself an aficianado of premium cigars and high quality sipping rums—or even if you’re just beginning to learn about them—you need to mark your calendars and join us at Cipriani for an evening of refined pleasure.

The Premium Rum & Cigar Tasting is hosted by TheFiftyBest.com, an unbiased guide to fine living for those with epicurean tastes. The event will be held on Thursday, May 27, 2010, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person in advance, $65 at the door. Seats for this event are limited; reserve your place on the terrace now.

Published in: on May 10, 2010 at 11:46 AM  Leave a Comment  
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