2011 Ministry of Rum Tasting Competition
The 2011 Ministry of Rum Tasting Competition was held at Smuggler's Cove in San Francisco Sept 20 - 21, 2011.
More about the judges and the Ministry of Rum Tasting Competition.
In this blind tasting, judges are served samples of each rum in uniform tasting glasses. Each spirit is then judged on four qualities: aroma, initial taste, body and finish, by a panel of industry professionals including consultants, mixologists and spirits journalists who have demonstrated their expertise with sugar cane spirits. Each judge awards points for each of these attributes then gives an overall score of 0 to 100 points for each spirit. The scores for all of the spirits in each category are divided by the highest score.
Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals are awarded according to the natural grouping of the results.
While there are other respected tasting competitions in the US and Europe, this is a unique opportunity for Sugar Cane Spirits to be judged on their own merit by people who know sugar cane spirits and share their passion with the industy.
Judges include industry professionals including writers, consultants and mixologists.
Sugar Cane Spirits are judged for their aroma, initial taste, body and finish.
In order to limit palate fatigue the tasting competition is divided into four sessions with one break during each session. During the breaks the judges are encouraged to discuss anything other than the spirits they are tasting.
None of the judges are compensated for their travel or accommodation expenses during the competition. There are no corporate sponsors for this competition. Edward Hamilton and the Ministry of Rum are solely responsible for the competition and the results.
2010 Ministry of Rum Tasting Competition - San Francisco Bay results
2009 Ministry of Rum Tasting Competition - Miami results
2008 Ministry of Rum Tasting Competition - New Orleans results
2007 Ministry of Rum Tasting Competition - New Orleans results
2006 International Cane Spirits Tasting Competition - Ybor City results
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