Screech extends its reach winning more awards in the U.S.

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Newfoundland Screech Rum recently won a gold medal in Las Vegas at the annual convention of Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America, it was announced today by Rock Spirits.

Screech also won gold in Los Angeles at the 2014 Craft Spirit Awards.

A news release states the attention has attracted writers in the beverage industry — Screech is running nationally in the June issue of Beverage Media.

Screech’s U.S. importer, MS Walker Inc., says they are delighted with the success of the product.

“We are honoured to represent Newfoundland Screech Rum,” the company vice-president Gary Shaw said.

“Screech is truly a delicious, unique craft rum with a long, storied history.”

The awards follow other tasting awards at the San Francisco Spirits Competition, where Screech won a Double God, and a 92 point rating by the 2014 Ultimate Spirits Challenge.

“Newfoundlanders and Labradorians should be proud of this great rum,” said Charlene Hounsell, sales and marketing manager for Screech Rum.

“We’ve got a great thing going with this small craft rum.”

Organizations: MS Walker

Geographic location: U.S., Las Vegas, Los Angeles

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