2012 CAB Rum Tasting Competition: The expert rum judges heading to Grenada
The line up of expert rum judges for the 2012 CAB Rum tasting competition has been announced. Ten international rum aficionados will be jetting into the ‘Spice Isle’ of Grenada, to take part in the blind tasting contest as part of the 3rd Caribbean Rum & Beer Festival hosted in Grenada on 2-3 November 2012.
The rum panel will consist of experienced rum professionals considered as key industry influencers. The judges are recognised within the rum industry and the rum blogosphere. The line up includes:
Bob Davies The Rumelier
Carl Kanto Rum professional
Dave Russell RnD Rum Reviews
Lisette Davis Rum Boat Retreat
Luis Ayala ‘Got Rum?’ Magazine editor
Margaret Ayala ‘Got Rum?’ Magazine editor
Mike Streeter Rum Connection
Nicholas Feris Rum Collective
Robert Burr Rob’s Rum Guide / Rum Examiner
Steve Bennett Uncommon Caribbean
Festival Manager Ms. Cheryl Collymore explained ‘When we announced that Grenada was to be the host country for 2012 we were overwhelmed by the response from rum experts wanting to be included on the rum panel. We are exceptionally pleased with the final line up of rum judges and believe that rum producers will have every confidence in the outcome of the contest.’
While in Grenada the rum judges will be the guests of the Grenada Hotel and Tourism Association. In conjunction with the Grenada Board of Tourism the judges will be the VIP guests at an evening cocktail reception and will be treated to a tour of the island and visits to Grenada’s local rum distilleries.