Our Astor Wines & Spirits and Astor Center staff recently returned from Tales of The Cocktail with reports on authentic southern food, creative cocktails, and some insider news…and they’re not the only ones who brought back something fun. Among all of the unique spirits at this year’s festival, Banks 5 Island Rum took home the Riedel Crystal 2011 Spirited Award for Best New Product, which is certainly well-deserved! This one of a kind rum is a blend from five different islands: Trinidad, Jamaica, Barbados, Guyana, and Java. The rare combination results in a complex, smooth, dry and flavorful rum. If you’re thirsting to try this prize winning spirit, you can pick up a bottle right here at Astor Wines & Spirits.