Wednesday, March 30, 2016
The World’s Best Rums for 2016 were recently announced and shockingly no Caribbean rum made the winners’ list. The best rum for 2016, just announced last week by The 2016 World Rum Awards, went to an Australian company you may not have heard of. Bundaberg Rum Master Distillers’ Collection – Blenders Edition 2015 was named “World’s Best Rum 2016.” It is produced by the Bundaberg Distilling Company and has a “polished oak notes, rich fruit cake and treacle aromas.” Bundaberg Rum also was named Best Dark Rum for 2016 while the distillery also took home the title of “Best Gold Rum 2016” for its Bundaberg Rum Master Distillers’ Collection Small Batch.
Meanwhile, the “Best Flavored Rum 2016” honor went to Spirits of Old Man Rum Project One, produced by a German company named Spirits of Old Man GmbH Germany while the “Best Overproof Rum 2016” went to the St Vincent Distillers Sunset Very Strong Rum. But don’t be fooled by the name – the producers are Sunset Rum UK and not from the island of St. Vincent & the Grenadines.
The “Best Spiced Rum 2016” award went to Bayou Spiced, produced by Louisiana Spirits LLC of the USA which also took the award for “Best White Rum 2016” for its Bayou Silver.