Cheltenham’s very own Neptune Rum has been revealed as the headline sponsor of the SoGlos Gloucestershire Lifestyle Awards 2019.

The world’s most awarded rum of 2018, Cheltenham-based Neptune Rum has this week confirmed its headline sponsorship of the SoGlos Gloucestershire Lifestyle Awards 2019.

The prestigious new spirits brand is taking Gloucestershire – and the world – by storm, and we are thrilled it will play such an integral role in the 2019 lifestyle awards.

Named after the god of the sea and Cheltenham’s iconic landmark, the Neptune Fountain, Neptune Rum is created at the oldest, family-run distillery in Barbados. It was conceived by Cheltenham businessman Richard Davies, with a new local headquarters in the centre of the spa town.

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Described as a delicious blend of eight-, five- and three-year aged single distillery golden rum, Neptune Rum already has 40 prestigious global awards to its name, and we could not envisage a more perfect headline sponsor for the awards.

Neptune Rum director, James Molloy, said: “We are passionate about supporting Gloucestershire businesses and establishing the Neptune Rum brand in the area, and are delighted to announce our headline sponsorship of Gloucestershire’s definitive lifestyle awards.

“We’re looking forward to an exciting 2019 as the #SGGLA nominations and voting processes get underway. Good luck, everyone!”

The lifestyle awards which were launched in 2018 as part of SoGlos’s 10-year anniversary celebrations, and quickly cemented their position as the definitive awards of their kind – recognising and celebrating the very best lifestyle businesses and individuals in and around our amazing county.

In 2018, more than 300 leading local businesses nominated themselves across the 20 categories, with a chosen shortlist of the best 200 going to public vote throughout April. The level of interest, support and excitement was phenomenal – you can’t have missed the ‘vote for us’ posts on social media, badges on websites and posters across the county – with 20,966 votes flooding in by the closing date.

While this year’s event culminated with an exciting awards evening at Blackfriars Priory in Gloucester, the 2019 awards will be even bigger and better, with the world-famous Gloucester Cathedral set to be the stunning setting for the live reveal on Thursday 16 May 2019.

This follows a hotly-anticipated business nomination process in January and February 2019, and public voting open throughout March and April 2019.

In addition to headline sponsorship from Neptune Rum, key event partners for #SGGLA 2019 include Gloucester Cathedral, Oasis Events, Dunkertons Organic Cider, The Cotswold Bar Company and The Woozy Pig.

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