Friday, November 12, 2010

Liquor Group Offers Khukri Coronation Rum in Florida

November 12, 2010 Jacksonville, FL – Pennsylvania based Liquid Treasure Imports contracted with Liquor Group Wholesale (Publicly Traded: LIQR) for distribution of its Khukri Coronation Rum in the Florida market with planned expansion into additional state markets in coming months.  The brand has been sold into more than 100 retail accounts by Liquor Group Florida within the initial distribution period.  Khukri rums have been produced in the Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal since the 1950s and the Coronation Rum with its distinctive dagger shaped hand-blown bottle was introduced in 1974 to commemorate the coronation of HRH Shri Biredra Bir Bikram Shah Dev as King of the mountain kingdom.

Khukri Coronation Rum is an extremely dark and aromatic spirit that has received wide recognition at rum competitions around the world, including Gold Medals at the 2002 International Rum Festival and the 2006 & 2007 International Cane Spirits Festivals.  At the 2010 International Cane Spirits Festival Khukri Coronation Rum was named Best Dark Rum and also garnered the Best of Show award at this prestigious event.  The Beverage Tasting Institute of Chicago in 2004 rated the rum as "Highly Recommended" and also designated it a "best Buy."  A key ingredient of the rum is the ultra-pure water that is sourced from the Himalayan Mountains near the Kathmandu distillery.  The hand-blown 375ml bottles are individually boxed and packed in cases of 10.  Each bottle is accompanied by plastic supports for display on a bar or store shelf.