International Rum Day is just around the corner and Rums made a big statement for themselves as nine different bottlings scored 96 out of 100 points at the 2020 International Wine & Spirits Competition. While no Outstanding Gold medals were awarded in the category, the high scores still go to show that there are plenty of top of the line expressions to be found throughout the Rum world.
To no one’s surprise, it was the Carribean that shined the brightest at the annual event with eight of the nine top slots being awarded to the region. Martinique brought home four Golds, with Maison La Mauny Extra Old Rhum winning one and the other three going to Trois Rivières for their 12 Ans D’Age Rhum, Triple Millésime 1999-2000-2010 Rhum, and Trois Rivières Millésime 1999 Rhum. All three Gold medals handed out to Barbados went to R L Seale for their Foursquare Plenipotenziario Rum, Doorly’s 3 YO White Rum, and Foursquare Nobiliary Rum. Jamaica’s Worthy Park Estate Rum-Bar White Overproof Rum also took home one of the top ratings. The loan Rum not from the Caribbean directly, but with some Carribean roots in reality, was Equiano Rum, which is listed as from England.
Check out a complete list of the Gold medal winning Rums from the 2020 International Wine & Spirits Competition below:
|Triple Millésime 99/00/10 Rhum||Martinique||Trois Rivières||Gold|
|Doorly’s 3 YO White Rum||Barbados||R L Seale||Gold|
|Foursquare Plenipotenziario Rum||Barbados||R L Seale||Gold|
|Extra Old Rhum||Martinique||Maison La Mauny||Gold|
|Foursquare Nobiliary Rum||Barbados||R L Seale||Gold|
|12 Ans D’Age Rhum||Martinique||Trois Rivières||Gold|
|Rum-Bar White Overproof Rum||Jamaica||Worthy Park Estate||Gold|
|Millésime 1999 Rhum||Martinique||Trois Rivières||Gold|
|Foursquare 2007 Rum||Belarus||R L Seale||Gold|
|Tokyo Night Rum||Japan||BBC Spirits||Gold|
|8 YO Pure Single Jamaican Rum||Jamaica||Hampden Estate||Gold|
|Cask Strength Millésime 2006 Rhum||Martinique||Trois Rivières||Gold|
|Rum Cask Finish & Cask Strength Whiskey||USA||Westward Whiskey||Gold|
|Rum-Bar Silver Rum||Jamaica||Worthy Park Estate||Gold|
|Sweet Brown Rum||Laos||Lao Agro Organic Industries Limited||Gold|
|Chairman’s Reserve Master’s Selection Rum||Saint Lucia||St Lucia Distillers||Gold|
|Clairin Communal Rum||Haiti||Spirit of Haiti||Gold|
|VO – Cuvée Du Moulin Rhum||Martinique||Trois Rivières||Gold|
|Foursquare 2008 Rum||Barbados||R L Seale||Gold|
|Single Estate Reserve Rum||Jamaica||Worthy Park Estate||Gold|
Elsewhere at the 2020 International Wine & Spirits Competition, High West Rendezvous Rye Whiskey was rated the top Rye Whiskey, receiving an Outstanding Gold and scored 99/100. Maison Prunier Tres Vieille Grande Champagne Cognac, meanwhile, was awarded an Outstanding Gold and rated the top Cognac with a score of 98/100. Château du Breuil Calvados Pays D’Auge 15 Ans was rated the best Calvados at the 2020 International Wine & Spirits Competition and scored a 99/100, winning an Outstanding Gold. Filliers Barrel Aged Genever 8 Years Old was ranked the world’s top Genever.