Flor de Caña is the International Rum Conference’s “2019 Best Rum Distillery”

Nov. 6, 2019

Flor de Caña: 2019 Best Rum Distillery


From the sunny beaches of Nicaragua to the four corners of the earth, the International Rum Conference (IRC) brings together the greatest rum distillers, the brightest minds in the category, and the most amazing rum in the world.

This year’s confluence of cane sugar spirits brought special recognition to our friends at Flor de Caña who took home the award for “2019 Best Rum Distillery.” This is the highest global distinction awarded by the IRC, one bestowed this year in recognition of Flor de Caña’s excellent rum, sustainable practices, and commitment to Fair Trade practices. It’s also the second year in a row for Flor de Caña to take home this honor.

Truly Sustainable

As we reported last year, Flor de Caña earned this prize in 2018 in part for their industry-leading progress with Fair Trade certification, as well as their dedication to sustainable practices. For instance, Flor de Caña rum is distilled using only 100 percent renewable energy—and has been for more than a decade. 

Added to the mix is the company’s decades-long commitment to the health, education, and general welfare of their workers and families. In our information-soaked age, consumers are looking for reasons to support a brand before they make a purchase, and Flor de Caña delivers. 

A Rum-ble in the Jungle

In addition to the brand’s sustainability and laudable support of its people, Flor de Caña simply creates amazing rum. In large part, the distinctive, delicious taste of Flor de Caña is a result of the company’s decision to set up shop on the edge of the jungle at the base of Nicaragua’s most active volcano, the San Cristóbal volcano. Although the land may be prone to the occasional rumble, the soil in the area is incredibly rich and possessed of a unique combination of minerals which combine to create an irresistible flavor and drinking experience. 

That terroir-based taste may be one reason why the Flor de Caña 25 Year and 12 Year expressions each won Gold Medals at the IRC's Award Ceremony this year. 

Flor de Caña has an incredible story and a winning taste. We are proud to bring it to businesses like yours throughout the country. Talk to your Breakthru Sales Consultant today to place your order for the rum coming straight out of 2019’s Best Rum Distillery.

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