City of Industry, CA (July 8, 2015) – At the 2015 Sip Awards, the international spirits competition where 423 spirits were taste tested by the consumers themselves, Deadhead® Rum took home both a Gold Medal for its Amber Rum and a Platinum Medal for its bottle design, qualifying the brand to enter the 2016 Consumers’ Choice Awards. Held in Newport Beach, CA, the Sip Awards are in their seventh year. No stranger to high marks, Deadhead® Rum recently earned a 95-point rating from THE TASTING PANEL Magazine, and its Deadhead® Dark Chocolate Rum expression also gained a 91-point rating. This high quality rum is made from sugar hailing from the Veracruz—a region know for producing high-quality rum—and water coming from Pico de Orizaba—the highest mountain in Mexico. Deadhead® Rum is double-distilled in small batches and aged in European oak barrels for six years. The end result is a rich amber hue and a palate of coffee, chocolate, allspice and cinnamon, housed in a bottle based off a tsantsa—the shrunken head of an enemy kept as a trophy.