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2014 RumXP Awards

12 members of the International Rum Expert Panel and 13 guest judges participated in 6 tasting sessions of 17 categories with 133 of the finest rums in the world presented for evaluation this year.

Press Release: https://lightningreleases.com/2014-rumxp-international-tasting-competition-winners-announced-more-than-130-of-the-worlds-finest-rums-take-part-in-competition-at-miami-rum-renaissance-festival/

The RumXPs were sequestered in their tasting room for three days of blind tasting trials. The rums were grouped and judged in categories according to their style.

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.


Agricole Rhum
Best In Class - St. Barth Chic

White Rum
Best In Class - Ocumare Platino

Premium White Rum
Best In Class - Diplomatico Blanco

Gold Rum
Best In Class - Diplomatico Añejo

Aged Rum
Best In Class - Plantation Original Dark

Aged Rum, 4-8 years
Best In Class - Plantation 5

Aged Rum, 9-12 years
Best In Class - Abuelo 12

Aged Rum, 13-18 years
Best In Class - Pussers 15

Aged Rum, 19-21 years
Best In Class - El Dorado 21

Premium Aged Rum
Best In Class - Don Q Gran Anejo

Super Premium Rum
Best In Class - Mt Gay 1703

Ultra Premium Reserve Rum
Best In Class - Brugal Papa Andres Family Reserve

Special Cask
Best In Class - Plantation Guyana 2005

Dark Rum
Best In Class - Lost Spirits Navy Style Rum

Flavored Rum
Best In Class - Koloa Coconut

Spiced Rum
Best In Class - Bayou Spiced

Overproof Rum
Best In Class - Plantation Overproof Original Dark

GOLD Medals

Agricole Rhum
Gold - St. Barth Cool

White Rum
Gold - Skotlander RUM I
Gold - Tanduay Silver

Premium White Rum
Gold - The Real McCoy 3
Gold - Plantation 3 Star

Gold Rum
Gold - Hampden Estate Gold
Gold - Koloa Gold

Aged Rum
Gold - Pussers
Gold - Appleton VX

Aged Rum, 4-8 years
Gold - El Dorado 8
Gold - Abuelo 7

Aged Rum, 9-12 years
Gold - Real McCoy 12
Gold - Medellin 12

Aged Rum, 13-18 years
Gold - El Dorado 15
Gold - Flor de Caña 18

Aged Rum, 19-21 years
Gold - Centenario 20

Premium Aged Rum
Gold - Ocumare Anejo Especial Golden Reserve
Gold - Plantation 20th Anniversary

Super Premium Rum
Gold - Ron Barcelo Imperial Premium 30th Anniversary
Gold - Centenario 25

Special Cask
Gold - Plantation Jamaica 2001
Gold - Plantation Trinidad 1999

Dark Rum
Gold - Koloa Dark
Gold - Goslings Black Seal

Flavored Rum
Gold - Admiral Nelson Vanilla
Gold - Blue Chair Bay Coconut
Gold - Selvarey Cacao

Spiced Rum
Gold - Blue Chair Coconut Spiced
Gold - Blackheart

Overproof Rum
Gold - Rum Fire
Gold - Lost Spirits Navy Style Rum



2014 RumXP Judging Panel

Dirk Becker, Germany
Ian Burrell, UK
Forrest Cokely, California
John Gibbons, UK
Javier Herrera, Spain
Peter Holland, UK
Tatu Kaarlas, Australia
Bob Leonard, Key West
Paul McFadyen, UK
Leonardo Pinto, Italy
Bernhard Schäfer, Germany
Paul Senft, Atlanta

2014 Guest Judges

Matt Robold, California
Stefan Brinkmann, Germany
Laine Doss, Miami
Steve Drda, Chicago
Johnny Drejer, Denmark
Franco Gaspari, Italy
Pauline Holland, UK
Josh Miller, California
Marco Pierini, Italy
Nigel Sade, Ohio
James Soper, Miami
David Saffa, Italy
Ingvar Thomsen, Denmark

Congratulations to all the fine rum brands and their outstanding spirits.