Bahama Bob's Rumstyles

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Results are In: 2012 Rum XP International Tasting Competition

   The final results for the 2012 International Tasting are in and there were so many great rum in the competition this year.   All of the Rum XP's spent a lot of time over three days evaluating these rum and we hope that you all enjoy them as much as we did.    This is a competition that is held in high esteem and it is an honor to be a part of it and an honor to have been a part of the panel.   ;o)

The 2012 RumXP International Tasting Competition was held at the Deauville Beach Resort on Miami Beach April 18 to 20 as part of the Miami Rum Renaissance Festival.
More than 25 members of the International Rum Expert Panel participated and more than 100 of the finest rums in the world were presented for evaluation.
The RumXPs were sequestered in their tasting room for three days of blind tasting trials. The rums were grouped and judged in categories of white, gold, aged, old aged, premium aged, dark, spiced, flavored and overproof.
Their collective expertise as a group of judges is unrivaled in the spirits world. Their combined experience spans many dozens of countries and hundreds of brands. They are authors, lecturers, trainers, historians, journalists, consultants, collectors, proprietors, mixologists and promoters of rum.
Gold - Best In Class
1 Barrel
Diplomatico
Exclusiva
Plantation
Guatemala
Gran Añejo
Plantation
Jamaica 2000
Plantation XO
20th Anniversary
Poesia Cachaça
Rhum J.M. White
SantaTeresa Araku
Siesta Key Spiced
Panama Red




Bronze
10 Cane
Atlantico Platino
Bermudez 1852
Blackwell
Brugal 1888
Brugal Ron Añejo
Dictador 12
Dictador XO
Perpetual
DonQ Coco
Dos Maderas
PX 5+5
Dzama Blanc
Nosy-Be
Prestige 84°
Medellin 8
Panamonte
Prichard’s Peach
Mango Rum
Siesta Key
Gold
Tiki Lover’s
White

Gold
Atlantico
Private Cask
Bacardi Oakheart
Botran Reserva
Clarke’s Court
Superior
Dictador 20
Diplomatico
Ambassador
Diplomatico Añejo
Diplomatico Reserva
Dzama Vanilla
Rhum 10yr
Plantation
Barbados 2000
Plantation
Panama 2000
Rhum J.M. White
Rhum St. Barth
Vizcaya Cristal
Plantation Original
Dark Overproof
Silver
Appleton Estate
Reserve
Atlantico Reserva
Bacardi 8
Barrillito 3 Star
Blackbeard
Bohemio 15
Botran Solera
Carta Viejo Añejo
Centenario 7
Don Q Añejo
DonQ Pasion
Dos Maderas Luxus
Dzama Cuvee Noire
Flipflop Spiced
Plantation
Trinidad 2000
Prichard’s Crystal
Santa Teresa Añejo
Santa Teresa
Orange Rhum
Siesta Key
SX Samba
Cachaça
Vizcaya Cask 21
Rum Fire