Yesterday, Tessanne Chin marked another milestone in her life. The Season Five winner of NBC's 'The Voice' now has her own official rum.
Accompanied by her sister, Tami Chynn, and Solid Agency's Marlon Bourke, Tessanne was at an exclusive ceremony at J. Wray & Nephew Limited's corporate office in New Kingston, where the presentation was made.
The occasion was in celebration of the singer's accomplishments and there she was gifted with a one-of-a-kind rum created just for her.
The special creation was blended by Joy Spence, master blender of the Wray & Nephew line of rums.
Spence told The Gleaner that after watching Chin's performance in the international singing competition, she decided to create rum that would be unique to a woman she described as a "true Jamaican gem".
"We thought it would be great to create a very special blend for her, because we do that for special people, and it was an exceptional achievement," she said.
Spence also revealed that in addition to presenting her with the creation, Chin was participating in the company's first rum seminar since its academy was opened last week.
Spence said the process took some time, as she had to find the right ingredients to match the effervescent personality of the talented singer.
"I thought about her personality being unique and exceptional, so I selected rums to match that and blended them together, and after several trials, I decided that this was the one."
Spence maintained that the blend was unique and will not be replicated.
Clearly overwhelmed by J. Wray & Nephew's decision, Chin reflected on the moment she heard the news.
"I was either in Canada or Miami when I got the phone call. Sharon Bourke told me and I couldn't believe it. I was like, what do you mean?"
Admitting to being a lover of Appleton, Chin described the moment as an honour.
"To go through the entire process was amazing. I didn't know there was so much love and effort that goes into creating one bottle of rum. It was very educational and fun."
The special blend marks another historic moment in the singer's life, one she says she will always remember.