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In February 2016 The Spirits Business staged The Rum Masters competition in a drive to find and reward the finest rum brands on the world stage. Chaired by The Spirits Business and a panel of leading spirits specialists, the rums will be judged in a blind tasting, to discover the Rum Masters of 2016. Excellence will be recognized by category, age and design and packaging.
2016 Rum Masters
There were three teams of judges from all over Great Britan. No tempting was required for our rum
experts, who gathered at Rum Kitchen Notting Hill with eager palates. So
expansive was the tasting that our judges were split into three teams to tackle
The first team, chaired by Jamie
Kimber, bar manager of Trailer Happiness, comprised Alex Knight, head
bartender of The Truscott Cellar; Lewis Hayes, owner of Merchant House; and
Martin Hughes, assistant general manager of Rocket Restaurant.
The second team, chaired by Georgi
Radev, bar manager of Mahiki, tackled a flight of White Premium rums. Chris Gutierrez, account manager of Spirit
Cartel; Peter Holland, co-founder of The Floating Rum Shack; and Alex Wolpert,
founder of East London Liquor Company found “a few very interesting rums”
amongst the offering.
The third team was made up of Roger
Barnes, director of Spirits Elite; Miguel A. Hernandez, beverage manager of
Engawa Restaurant; Alessio Franzese, bar manager of Rum and Sugar; and Gareth
Bell, bar manager of Rum Kitchen Notting Hill. Chairing was Melita Kiely, senior
staff writer at The Spirits Business. The group rounded off the white rums
with a flight of super-premium expressions.
Read More athttp://www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2016/03/the-rum-masters-2016-results/
After exhausting sessions of tasting rums, the results are now available below.