This Arizona distillery has the best rum in the world

It’s in the water. Gary Ellam says that’s makes Elgin Distillery‘s Reglao de Vida Ron Imperial the best Extra-Aged Rum in the world, according to the 2019 San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC). It’s also the best Aged-White Spirit.

San Francisco World Spirits Competition Best of Show – Aged White Spirit, Best of Class – Extra-Aged Rum, Double Gold…

Posted by Gary Ellam on Monday, March 25, 2019

It’s not just their rum! They received gold medals for El Gin, and Arizona Straight Bourbon Whiskey.

“We are humbled and honoured to receive the Best in Show award from the world’s preeminent spirits competition’s. It is continued validation that Arizona produces some of the finest spirits in the world. We strive to represent our state, industry, and our signature profile in each and every product we produce. We whole heartedly believe that you should DRINK EXCEPTIONAL, DRINK ARIZONA!”

Tiny Elgin, Arizona (pop. 161) is home to the Elgin Distillery. They make whiskey, bourbon, rye, rum, brandy, gin and vodka. Be sure to visit Gary Ellam in Elgin, and ask him why the Sonoita region is the perfect spot to make top shelf liquors.

Elgin Distillery, and Arizona Craft Beverage, are recognized worldwide.

This is the first time Arizona Craft Beverage won Best in Show at SFWSC. It’s the second year in a row their rum was named best in the world. They’ve won numerous awards at competitions across the nation. Last fall, they were finalists in a USA Today competition:


Best Rum in the world

Since its introduction in 2000, the San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC) has become the most respected and influential spirits competition in the world.