Newly released, Plantation Xaymaca Special Dry Rum has won its first award: Best European Spirit/Bar Product at the Mixology Bar Award 2019 in Berlin. The Mixology Bar Awards is the kickoff to Bar Convent Berlin, considered the world’s largest bar focused trade show. “With Xaymaca Special Dry, I wanted to dive into the iconic culture that is unique to Jamaican rum. I wanted to work with these complex flavors of overripe exotic fruits with an almost ‘animal intensity’. Xamayca Special Dry is a tribute to this ancestral culture of Rum” explains Alexandre Gabriel, Master Blender and Creator of Plantation Rum. The name further pays homage to the history of Jamaica - Xaymaca was the name given to the island by its first inhabitants, the Arawaks. The powerful and expressive character of this Jamaican rum is then amplified by the Plantation method of double aging, combining a first maturation in Jamaica in Bourbon casks with additional refining in Ferrand casks in France.