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Nicaraguan brand named Global Rum Producer of the Year

By Guy José Bendaña-Guerrero & Asociados - 06/12/2017
Nicaraguan brand named Global Rum Producer of the Year

Flor de Caña, the premium rum brand from Nicaragua, was named Global Rum Producer of the Year by the International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC). In its 49th year, the International Wine & Spirit Competition awards excellence to wines and spirits worldwide, receiving samples from nearly 90 countries worldwide that are judged according to their class. On 15 November, wine and spirits luminaries joined 450 international guests for the awards ceremony in London, England.

"From 1890, near the base of the San Cristobal volcano in northwestern Nicaragua, the Pellas family began producing rum for workers on their estate to celebrate the end of the harvest. The political upheavals in Nicaragua of the late 1970s and early 1980s led the company to keep back a larger stock of rum and continue ageing them until better times returned. It is for this reason that Flor de Caña has, to this day, one of the largest reserves of old rum in the world", highlighted the latest edition of the IWSC 2017 Competition Report. "Since the 1990s the brand has grown, expanded its export markets and picked up ever-greater numbers of awards – nearly 200 of them – at international competitions, making it one of the most awarded rum brands in the world", it added.

Flor de Caña, Nicaragua’s #1 exported brand, is present in over 40 countries in five continents and is one of the fastest growing premium rum brands in the United States. With more than 125 years and 5 generations of family tradition, Flor de Caña is naturally aged without sugar, additives or artificial ingredients, enriched by an active volcano and distilled with 100% renewable energy. "This distinction, the highest within the global spirits industry, is the most powerful endorsement of Flor de Caña’s quality and excellence", stated the brand in its website. 

By Guy José Bendaña-Guerrero & Asociados - 06/12/2017
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The Law Firm, specialized in the field of Intellectual Property, formerly known as Henry Caldera & Henry Caldera-Pallais, was founded in 1907 by Mr. Henry Caldera, as part of a three-way operation consisting also of the import and retail of goods. With time, these three operations became separate enterprises. That same year, and through the efforts of Mr. Caldera, Nicaragua had its first Trademark Law.

In the late 1930’s, Mr. Caldera’s older son, Henry Caldera-Pallais, after obtaining a Law degree in Nicaragua, furthered his studies in the University of Michigan, where he graduated to become a U.S. Registered Patent Agent. During his stay in the United States, he gained experience working with the New York firm of Lagner, Parry, Card and Largner. In the late 1940’s, Mr. Caldera-Pallais returned to Nicaragua to take charge of the Law Firm, which became known as Henry Caldera & Henry Caldera-Pallais.