Bacardi USA Named “Best Large Spirits Supplier” at VIBE Conference

Bacardi snags top supplier award for second year in a row

CORAL GABLES, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–For the second year in a row, Bacardi U.S.A., Inc. was named “Best Large
Spirits Supplier of the Year” at the 2016 VIBE Conference, the premier
on-premise beverage alcohol conference in the country. The annual
conference brings together the top chain operators, suppliers and
associated vendors in the industry.


Every year, VIBE commissions a survey, run by the foodservice research
and consulting firm, Technomic, Inc., to conduct the voting and to
determine the industry’s best supplier team. The program is unique in
that it invites beverage operators to rate spirits suppliers across a
number of criteria including which company they view as the most
professional and best at meeting their needs.

“Congratulations to the Bacardi USA team, as well as our customers and
distributors for this award for a second year in a row,” said Toby
Whitmoyer, Vice President – Customer Marketing for Bacardi North
America. “This award is particularly notable as it’s determined by a
survey of all the top on-premise operators in the United States so it
truly reflects our ability to deliver real value. We are proud to be
once again named the ‘hardest working team in the business’ and are
committed to an even greater level of customer service in the future.”

Hosted by celebrity mixologist and beverage expert Tony Abou-Ganim, the
two-day conference offered chain beverage executives and operators
access to interactive and educational workshops, beverage tastings,
original beverage research, an impactful keynote session and invaluable
networking opportunities.

The VIBE Supplier Awards program has grown in prestige and importance
since its inception seven years ago. A VIBE Award is a strong
recognition of a company’s service levels, as it comes straight from
their customers. The annual event is produced by the Nightclub & Bar
Media Group and was held January 19-20 in San Diego.

About Bacardi U.S.A., Inc.

Bacardi U.S.A. Inc. is the United States import and distribution arm of
one of the world’s leading spirits and wine producers. The company
boasts a portfolio of some of the most recognized and top-selling
spirits brands in the United States including BACARDÍ® rum, GREY GOOSE®
vodka, DEWAR’S® Blended Scotch whisky, BOMBAY SAPPHIRE® gin, CAZADORES®
100% blue agave tequila, MARTINI vermouth and sparkling wines, and other
leading and emerging brands.

Founded nearly 154 years ago in Santiago de Cuba on February 4, 1862,
family-owned Bacardi manufactures its brands at 29 facilities and sells
in more than 160 countries. Bacardi Limited refers to the Bacardi group
of companies, including Bacardi International Limited. www.bacardilimited.com

About VIBE Conference

VIBE Conference, a division of Boston, Massachusetts based Nightclub &
Bar Media Group, is the premiere event for chain and hotel adult
beverage executives and suppliers. The top on-premise conference is held
annually and involves high-level content, tastings and networking
opportunities. In conjunction with VIBE Conference is a bi-weekly
newsletter covering the latest industry trends, insights, news and more.

©2016 BACARDI

BACARDI, THE BAT DEVICE & OTHER MARKS RELATED TO PRODUCTS ARE TRADEMARKS
OF BACARDI & COMPANY LIMITED OR OF OTHER SUBSIDIARIES OF BACARDI LIMITED.

Contacts

Bacardi U.S.A., Inc.
Amy Federman, +1 441-294-1110
afederman@bacardi.com