Flor de Caña postpones sustainable global cocktail competition final

23rd March, 2020 by Melita Kiely

Nicaraguan rum brand Flor de Caña has postponed the global final of its cocktail competition – but has assured the Sustainable Cocktail Challenge will take place once it is safe to do so.

Flor de Cana Summit of the Americas

Flor de Caña has assured bartenders the global final of its competition will take place once it is safe to do so

Flor de Caña had planned to welcome more than 40 countries to the competition final in Nicaragua next month.

However, due to the growing concern over the spread of covid-19, the brand took the “responsible decision” to postpone the event until “the conditions are appropriate for travel” and it could guarantee the safety of all participants.

The Sustainable Cocktail Challenge aims to celebrate Flor de Caña’s historic commitment to sustainability and its way of sharing and promoting these values within the bartending community.

The panel of judges tasked with choosing the overall winner include: Salvatore Calabrese, award-winning bartender and president of the UK Bartenders’ Guild; Julio Cabrera, who was crowned American bartender of the year in the 2019 Spirited Awards; and Hannah Sharman-Cox, managing director of London Cocktail Week.

Flor de Caña is a sustainably produced, Fair trade-certified rum. Since 2005, the brand has planted 50,000 trees every year. Its rum is distilled with 100% renewable energy, a practice that has been in place for more than 10 years, and the distillery recycles all the carbon dioxide emissions created during the fermentation process.

Flor de Caña will provide updates on the global final of the Sustainable Cocktail Challenge in due course.

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