Bahama Bob's Rumstyles

Saturday, June 8, 2013

International Rum Conference Winners Announced

 
 
     The winners of the International Rum Conference held in Madrid, Spain were announced yesterday.   The competition is broken up into categories as follows with the double gold medal winners.


Rhum Agrícole Classification, produced with 100% fresh sugarcane juice, recognized under A.O.C.1 or produced in French territories. Possible variants: alambique still, continuous column still or mix of both distillates.

•Rhum Agricole White: Clement Canne Bleue 

•Rhum Agricole Aged, 5 years or less: Clement Rhum Vieux VSOP

•Rhum Agricole Extra Aged, 6-10 years(Rhum Vieux): Cuvee Homere Clement Vieux Agricole

•Rhum Agricole Special Harvest (Rhum Millesimes): Baton de Cannelle Entier

•Rhum Agricole Fruit Flavored, with possible variants depending on proof: Mangue Passion
 

Molasses or Cane Derivatives Classification. Possible variants: alambique still, continuous column still or mix of both distillates.

•White Rum: Don Q Crystal

•Aged Rum 5 years or less: Don Q Anejo

• Extra Aged Rum, 6-10 years: Roble Viejo Extra Anejo, Ron de Jeremy Reserva, and Cubaney Reserva 7

• Extra Aged Superior Rum, 11-15 years: Zaya Gran Reserva 12 Anos and Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva

• Premium Aged Rum, 16-20 years: Cartavio XO
 
This is an impressive list of rums and a good many of these winners are available for your own tasting at the Rum Bar here in Key West.  Stop by and see me and I'll introduce you to some of the winners from Madrid.   ;o)