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.’

Rum products entered into the blind tasting contest will be judged according to rum categories. The judges will award Gold, Silver and Bronze accolades to the adjudicated top three rums in each category. The rums will be appraised on four characteristics; Appearance, Aroma, Taste & Overall Impression.

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.

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  1. I can’t believe this fest has gone to Grenada:( Now this is when Redjet would have come in handy as I would just have popped over there for a weekend of fun. big sigh!


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