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Sparrow Rum awarded double gold by 2019 SIP Awards

SURREY, BC – Sparrow Rum is Central City Brewers & Distillers’ latest spirit to win Double Gold in international competition. At the 2019 SIP Awards, Sparrow Rum won the top accolade of Double Gold, while the Queensborough Omakase Japanese Style Gin won a Gold Medal.

This is the second award for Sparrow Rum, with a previous Silver in 2019 from the Canadian Artisan Spirits Awards, and is the first Award for Queensborough Omakase Japanese style Gin.

Since 2009, the SIP Awards has focused on being an international spirits competition that is levelling the playing field for established brands and newcomers alike. They remain steadfast in their goal of providing one of the most reliable measures of beverage quality ratings in the world.

Made from molasses and aged in premium oak barrels, Sparrow Rum has a velvety texture with notes of oak, vanilla and demerara. Sparrow Rum is a Canadian craft take on a Caribbean style amber rum.

Queensborough Omakase gin is a premium handcrafted Japanese style gin. Omakase, referring to the Japanese expression for chef’s choice, is a reference to our distiller’s selection of Japanese botanicals. Sansho pepper, yuzu lemon, cherry blossoms and Japanese Green tea add to traditional gin botanicals to create a citrus and floral gin.

“We’re thrilled to see our spirits being recognized for their quality in this international competition. We know our innovative spirits are some of the best and these awards prove it ” Says Duncan Joseph Assistant Brand Manager Spirits for Central City Brewers + Distillers.

Sparrow Rum and Queensborough Omakase Japanese Style Gin are currently available in British Columbia private and government liquor stores and will be available at select Alberta retailers soon.

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