Yolo Rum Trademark Issued After a 5-and-a-Half-Year Process

The Yolo Rum Trademark adds to the growing collection of intellectual property.

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The United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued the Yolo Rum trademark, 5 1/2 years after it was filed in December 2012. Sounding like a true entrepreneur, Yolo Rum founder Philip Guerin confidently states, “Our Yolo Rum trademark was worth the fight, it is an incredible piece of IP (intellectual property), to add to our collection. We have the premier, rapidly emerging brand in the market and the best rum, too.”

News of the trademark, follows in line with a very noteworthy and ambitious agenda, which includes; major distribution expansion, and a crowdfunding campaign on Wefunder.

“We want to be the first major spirit brand that is ‘Democracy Powered’. Invest your money, and more importantly your talent, to our movement!” Guerin boldly says.

Follow the link to read more about the Yolo Rum Trademark issuance.

Yolo Rum Sells Equity Shares on Wefunder, for Crowdfund

Yolo Rum aims to become the first “democracy powered” major spirits brand.

Yolo Rum is selling shares in pursuit of becoming the first “democracy powered” major spirit brand and company, according to, Philip Guerin, founder of Yolo Rum. By using a type of investment platform called a crowdfund, Yolo Rum is inviting the public to invest money and also help build the company’s notoriety. Guerin proudly states, “We have an amazing team, and adding hundreds of brand advocates that are vested through ownership is the definition of ‘democracy powered.'”

Follow the link to read more about the Yolo Rum Equity Crowdfund Campaign.

Yolo Rum Equity Crowdfund on Wefunder

The crowdfund campaign went live to the public, Wednesday, June 20th on the Wefunder platform.

Follow this link to go directly to the Yolo Rum Equity Crowdfund on Wefunder.

 

Yolo Rum Gold Takes Double Gold Medal at 2018 San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Fresh off multiple wins at the New York World Wine and Spirits Competition and San Diego Spirits Fest, Yolo Rum Gold won a Double Gold Medal at the 2018 San Francisco World Spirits Competition, while Yolo Rum Silver also took home a Bronze Medal.  Held in early spring at the Hotel Nikko, the San Francisco World Spirits Competition is one of the premier events of its kind, attracting entrants and attendees from all over the world. San Francisco World Spirits Competition judges come from the ranks of top food and beverage buyers, writers, columnists, beverage directors, and sommeliers. This year, over two thousand entrants participated in a variety of spirits categories as the event marked the eighteenth anniversary of the competition.
Click here to browse the full results of the 2018 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
Yolo Rum Double Gold Medal 2018 San Francisco World Spirits Competition
Follow the link to read more about Yolo Rum’s award winning performance at the 2018 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

Yolo Rum Silver is Awarded Silver Medal at 2018 Spirits Tasting Competition at 75th Annual WSWA

No stranger to industry expositions and competitions, Yolo Rum has received a number of accolades from some of the most prestigious international spirits competitions in the world. Fresh off of stellar finishes at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, which saw Yolo Rum Gold add another Double Gold Medal and Yolo Rum Silver add a Bronze Medal. Now Yolo Rum Silver adds another medal to the trophy case.  This past May 2nd at the Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) 75th Annual Convention and Exposition, Yolo Rum Silver was honored to have won a Silver Medal in the 2018 Spirits Tasting Competition held at the Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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The 2018 WSWA Spirits Tasting Competition was judged by independent industry experts organized by The Tasting Panel Magazine, The Somm Journal, and The Clever Root. Tony Abou-Ganim of The Modern Mixologist, serves as Competition Executive Director and Emcee. WSWA is the trade association representing United States wine and spirits wholesalers. Its mission is to further the interests of its members through representation before Congress, courts, regulatory bodies, executive agencies and more. WSWA also provides lobbying at the state and federal level, public affairs initiatives, and networking opportunities for its membership.
Click here for the full results of the 2018 Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) 74th Annual Convention and Exposition Spirits Tasting Competition.

Kathie J. Joins Yolo Rum as the Latest Celebrity Investor and Endorser

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The addition of Kathie J brings more star power to an already stellar team

Yolo Rum has a new partner to add to their dynamic duo of celebrity co-owners of Larry Ulibarri and Producer Wig’nz.  We are happy to announce the addition of Kathie J. as the latest celebrity investor and endorser.  The trio will be collaborating on video production and other digital assets that will roll out this spring in support of Yolo Rum’s expanded distribution and an equity crowdfunding campaign, that will allow patrons to participate at a grassroots level and gain a vested interest in one of the most dynamic and growing spirits brands in the world.
Kathie J. is no stranger to the Denver, Colorado radio and T.V. market, as a co-host with Larry Ulibarri on Denver’s #1 Radio Morning Show for 15 years.  You can now find Kathie J happy to be laughing with television viewers every weekday with Chris Parente on Colorado’s Everyday Show on Fox31 Denver.
Her commitment is not just a financial investment, but also an investment of her time and talent too. “I thought I had signed up for the R&D department, drinking rum, but we’ve actually been working hard, changing the way things are done in the liquor business,” said Kathie J. “I think Yolo Rum is delicious, and the brand stands for all the right things. It was an easy decision to get involved.”
Follow the link to read more about the addition of Kathie J. to the Yolo Rum team on the Denver Business Journal or YAHOO! Finance.
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Yolo Rum Makes Momentous Move to Distributor Mexcor International in Florida

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Yolo Rum has leaped forward to one of the best distributors in the industry; Mexcor International in Florida

Soon Yolo Rum will have a much larger presence in Florida with other states to follow later this year thanks to a newfound distribution partnership with Mexcor International Wine and Spirits. The distributor will carry the three Yolo Rum signature lines blended by master distiller Francisco “Don Pancho” Fernandez—Yolo Rum Gold, Yolo Rum Silver and Yolo Rum Clear.
Mexcor-Yolo-Rum-Distribution-partnership-Florida-launchLooking to expand its footprint in Florida and other states in 2018, Yolo Rum execs see the new partnership as a crucial next step. “We eagerly anticipate, an amazing future with Mexcor,” said, Philip Guerin, Co-Founder of Yolo Rum.
Follow the link to read more about Yolo Rum’s recent alliance with Mexcor International in Florida on Yahoo! Finance.
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Yolo Rum Takes Home Silver and Bronze Medals at 2017 Global Spirit Awards

Winning medals is becoming a habit for Yolo Rum.  Most recently at the inaugural Global Spirit Awards held on August 16–18 at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Yolo Rum was proud to walk away with a silver medal for Yolo Rum Gold, and a bronze medal for Yolo Rum Silver, amongst nearly 300 entries from 5 continents and 25 of the United States.  The winners were announced in the Sept. issue of Food & Beverage Magazine.  Here are the full results of the 2017 Global Spirit Awards.
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Follow the link to read more about Yolo Rum’s award winning performance at the Global Spirit Awards in Las Vegas, the fourth industry competition this year in which Yolo Rum has won medals.

Yolo Rum Takes Gold and Silver Medals at 2017 San Diego Spirits Festival and International Competition

Fresh off multiple awards at the New York World Wine and Spirits Competition, Yolo Rum wins big again at the 2017 San Diego Spirits Festival and International Competition as Yolo Rum Gold wins a gold medal and new boutique blend Yolo Rum Clear wins a silver medal.  Ranked as one of the top cocktail festivals in America by Fodors, San Diego Spirits Festival judges come from the ranks of top food and beverage buyers, writers, columnists, beverage directors, and sommeliers.  Here are the full results of the 2017 San Diego Spirits Festival and Competition.
 
San Diego Spirits Festival Gold and Silver Medals for Yolo Rum
Follow the link to read more about Yolo Rum’s award winning performance at the 2017 San Diego Spirits Festival.

Yolo Rum Wins Multiple Medals at 2017 New York World Wine and Spirits Competition

Yolo Rum Gold won a gold medal at the 2017 New York World Wine and Spirits Competition while Yolo Rum Silver and Yolo Rum Clear both received silver medals. The New York World Wine and Spirits Competition, San Francisco International Wine Competition and the San Francisco World Spirits Competition are considered the “Triple Crown” of contests of their kind.
Here are the full results of the 2017 New York World Wine and Spirits Competition.
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Follow the link to read more about Yolo Rum’s award winning performance at the 2017 New York World Wine and Spirits Competition.

Yolo Rum Gold Wins Gold in 2017 Spirits Tasting Competition at 74th Annual WSWA

No stranger to industry expositions and competitions, Yolo Rum has received multiple Best-of-Class wins from Spirits of the Americas, won multiple gold medals at the Denver International Spirits Competition and taken home more gold medals at the Miami Rum Renaissance Festival. Now Yolo Rum Gold adds another medal to the trophy case.  This past weekend at the Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) 74th Annual Convention and Exposition, Yolo Rum Gold was honored to have won a gold medal in the 2017 Spirits Tasting Competition held at the Grande Lakes Orlando Resort Hotel in Orlando, Florida.  The 2017 WSWA Spirits Tasting Competition was judged by independent industry experts organized by The Tasting Panel Magazine, The Somm Journal, and The Clever Root. Tony Abou-Ganim of The Modern Mixologist, serves as Competition Executive Director and Emcee.  WSWA is the trade association representing United States wine and spirits wholesalers. Its mission is to further the interests of its members through representation before Congress, courts, regulatory bodies, executive agencies and more. WSWA also provides lobbying at the state and federal level, public affairs initiatives, and networking opportunities for its membership.
Here are the full results of the 2017 Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) 74th Annual Convention and Exposition Spirits Tasting Competition.
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Follow the link to read more about Yolo Rum’s award winning performance at the 2017 Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America Spirits Competition.
 

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