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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Global Rum Masters Awards Announced


     The competition took place at The Jugged Hare in London’s Chiswell Street, where the day’s judging was accompanied by a lively and apt soundtrack of reggae, as the genre of choice for venue-owner ETM. This year the entries rolled in thick and fast, so in order to accurately examine each submission our judges were split into two panels under the charge of chairman Becky Paskin, editor of The Spirits Business, and co-chairman Adam McCulloch, bar manager at The Cadogan Arms. In Paskin’s team sat Pepijn Vanden Abeele, bar manager of Coburg Bar at The Connaught; Georgi Radev, bar manager of Mahiki; and independent rum judge John Gibbons, while McCulloch’s squad was comprised of rum writer Peter Holland; Luca Cordiglieri, bar manager at China Tang; Jamie Kimber, bar manager of Trailer Happiness; and Elliot Ball, co-owner of the Cocktail Trading Company.
     This is an annual even that has had some of the most interesting  judges, and always provides us with some the best rums anywhere.  Here are the results of this years competition. 
 
 
 
 
Company
Product
Medal
White Rum
Havana Club
Havana Club 3yo Rum
Gold
Angostura Ltd
Angostura Reserva
Gold
Louisiana Spirits
Bayou Rum Silver
Silver
CB Products
Rum Botran Reserva Blanca
Silver
Joseph Banks
Banks 5 Island Blend
Silver
Don Q
Don Q Caliche Rum
Silver
Elements Eight
Platinum Rum
Silver
St Nicholas Abbey
St Nicholas Abbey White
Silver
Gold up to 7yo
Tortuga International Holdings
Tortuga 5 Year Old
Gold
Joseph Banks
Banks 7 Golden Age Blend
Gold
Grays Inc Ltd
New Grove Old Tradition 5yo
Gold
The Westbourne Drinks Company
The Duppy Share Rum
Silver
Grupo Caballero
Ron Contrabando
Silver
La Martiniquaise
Saint James Heritage Caribbean Rum
Silver
Don Q
Don Q Gold
Silver
Gold 8-12yo
Duncan Taylor Scotch Whisky
Caribbean Blended Rum 2001 12yo
Gold
La Martiniquaise
Saint James Reserve Caribbean Rum
Gold
Edrington
Brugal XV
Silver
St Nicholas Abbey
St Nicholas Abbey 10yo
Silver
Elements Eight
Elements Eight Gold Rum
Silver
 
Company
Product
Medal
Gold over 12yo
La Hechicera
La Hechicera
Master
St Nicholas Abbey
St Nicholas Abbey 15yo
Gold
Santa Teresa
Santa Teresa 1796
Gold
Dark up to 7yo
William Grant & Sons
Wood’s 100 Navy Rum
Gold
M.S Walker
Famous Newfoundland Screech Rum
Gold
Westerhall Estate
Westerhall Dark 7yo
Gold
Facile & Co AB
Noble Selected
Gold
Pusser’s Rum
Pusser’s Blue Label
Gold
Blackwell Rum
Blackwell Black Gold Rum
Gold
Paradise Beverages (Fiji)
Ratu Dark Rum 5yo
Silver
William Grant & Sons
Old Vatted Demerara Rum
Silver
Whitehaven Harbour Commissioners
Jeffersons 1785 Extra Fine Dark Rum
Silver
Angostura Ltd
Angostura Gran Añejo 7yo
Silver
Wild Geese
The Wild Geese Premium Rum
Silver
 
Dark 8-12yo
Banks DIH
XM VXO Royal 7yo
Master
Westerhall Estate
Westerhall Vintage Rum
Silver
Banks DIH
XM Royal 10yo
Silver
Dark over 12yo
Banks DIH
XM Supreme 15yo Rum
Master
Joseph Banks
Connoisseur’s Cut Guyanian Cognac Cask
Master
Havana Club
Havana Club Añejo 15yo
Gold
CB Products
Rum Botran Reserva
Gold
Pusser’s Rum
Pusser’s Navy Rum 15yo
Silver
Joseph Banks
Connoisseur’s Cut Guyanian Whisky Cask
Silver
Angostura Ltd
Angostura 1824
Silver
Premium
Beam Suntory
Cruzan Black Strap Rum
Silver
Beam Suntory
Cruzan Estate Diamond Dark Rum
Silver
Super Premium
Beam Suntory
Cruzan Single Barrel Rum
Master
Edrington
Brugal 1888
Master
La Hechicera
La Hechicera
Gold
Berry Bros. & Rudd
Penny Blue XO Mauritian Rum Batch #4
Gold
The Westbourne Drinks Company
The Duppy Share
Gold
Rémy Cointreau
Mount Gay XO
Gold
Santa Teresa
Santa Teresa 1796
Silver
Ultra Premium
Harbour Island Rum Company
Afrohead XO 15yo
Gold
Berry Bros. & Rudd
Penny Blue Single Cask
Silver
Angostura Ltd
Angostura 1824
Silver
Rhum Agricole
Rhum Clément
Très Vieux Rhum J.M XO
Master
Rhum Clément
Rhum Blanc Damoiseau Pure Cane
Gold
Rhum Clément
Rhum Vieux J.M VSOP
Gold
Rhum Clément
Trieux Rhum J.M Multimillésime
Gold
Rhum Clément
Rhum Blanc Clément Première Canne
Silver
Rhum Clément
Rhum Vieux Clément Select Barrel
Silver
Rhum Clément
Rhum Vieux VSOP
Silver
Rhum Clément
Très Vieux Rhum Clément XO
Silver
 
Company
Product
Medal
Rum Liqueurs
Quintessential Brands
Toussaint Coffee Rum Liqueur
Master
Worthy Park Estate
Rum-Bar Cream Liqueur
Gold
Spiced Rum
Louisiana
Spirits Bayou Spiced Rum
Gold
Pusser’s Rum
Pusser’s Spiced Rum
Gold
William Grant & Sons
Sailor Jerry
Gold
Berry Bros. & Rudd
Pink Pigeon
Silver
Paradise Beverages (Fiji)
Ratu Dark Spiced Rum 5yo
Silver
Overproof White
Worthy Park Estate
Rum-Bar White Overproof Rum
Master
Overproof Aged
Green Island Ltd
Tilambic Overproof 151 75.5%
Gold
Paradise Beverages (Fiji)
Lautoka Overproof Dark Rum 12yo 58%
Silver
Westerhall Estate
Westerhall Jack Iron Rum 70%
Silver
William Grant & Sons
Wood’s 100 Navy Rum 57%
Silver
     I hope your favorite made the list, but this is a very strong list of very good rums that did score medals this year.  ;o)
 
 

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