Vote for Mount Gay Brand Ambassador Chesterfield Browne

Vote online for local mixologist and finalist in the Golden Rum Barrel’s Global Rum Ambassador of the Year Award, Chesterfield Browne.

International Brand Ambassador & Mixologist for Mount Gay rums, Chesterfield Browne, is one of the four finalists from across the globe to be considered for the inaugural Golden Rum Barrel’s, Global Rum Ambassador of the Year Award.

This is a magnificent opportunity for not only Browne but also for Barbados and our tourism product because brand ambassadors command huge audiences when they travel across the world providing Browne with an excellent opportunity to expose his guests to much more than the story of Mount Gay rum but also to the history, heritage and culture of our island; making all in attendance potential travellers to Barbados.

This week, Barbadians can help our country create history by voting online for Browne, who has been nominated for the Golden Rum Barrel Award which is the first internationally recognised award for rum ambassadors in the world.

The award recognises ambassadors who tirelessly promote their brand, while training, inspiring and educating the trade industry, as well as discerning consumers. Thus, Browne’s nomination attests to the fact that his work is being recognised and accepted world wide.

Barbadians are being encouraged to visit the official Golden Rum Barrel Awards website to vote for Chesterfield Browne.

An employee at Mount Gay Distilleries Limited for over 16 years, Browne is the creator of one of the most popular Mount Gay Rum cocktails the ‘Bajan Smile’ and ‘Chester’s Own,’ a unique rum punch. The skilled brand ambassador and mixologist said he is extremely proud to be one of the nominees for the inaugural Global Rum Ambassador of the Year Award:

“To be recognised as one of the best in the industry worldwide is an immense honour. My success as an ambassador and mixologist can be attributed to the premium quality of the Mount Gay Rum brands which I represent. Mount Gay Rum is known worldwide for its superior quality and taste and I enjoy sharing information about the ‘rum that invented rum’ with rum enthusiasts across the globe.”

Managing Director at Mount Gay Distilleries Ltd. Raphaël Grisoni congratulated Browne on his nomination, noting that he exemplifies the passion and pride of Mount Gay Distilleries Limited’s employees:

“During the 11 years Chesterfield has served as international brand ambassador and mixologist at Mount Gay Distilleries Limited, he has done a tremendous job of promoting our products globally. His dedication and professionalism have helped to build the reputation of Mount Gay Rum in our overseas markets. To us he is already a winner. We encourage all Barbadians to go online and vote for Chesterfield as he seeks to create another first for Barbados.”

Browne is no stranger to awards, having received the Barbados Minister of Tourism Award for Bartender of the Year on two occasions. He was also voted Best Mixologist at A Taste of the Caribbean in Montreal, Canada in 2007.

The international brand ambassador and mixologist has represented Barbados at events across the globe on behalf of the Barbados Tourism Authority, and has conducted master classes in England, Canada, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, USA and the Caribbean. Mr. Browne was also a judge at last year’s UK RumFest in London, England.

The winner of the Global Rum Ambassador of the Year Award will be announced at the fourth UK RumFest Rum Experience in London, England commencing this Saturday, October 16th. The UK RumFest is credited as the world’s biggest festival to celebrate the diversity of rum and its rapidly growing popularity.

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