Rum Journal: Pusser’s, Don Q, El Dorado Among RumXP Winners


Above: Lost Spirits rum

By the Rum Journal staff

It was another solid class at this year’s Miami Rum Festival, which released the winners of its RumXP tasting competition on Wednesday.

The competition featured three days of blind tasting trials across 17 categories of rums comprising 113 varieties.

Leading the way were a number of Caribbean rums, along with some upstart American rums, including the excellent Lost Spirits Navy Style Rum, which took home best in class for the Dark Rum category.

The British Virgin Islands’ Pusser’s 15 took home Best in Class for the Aged Rum, 13-18 years category, while Guyana’s El Dorado 21 took home the Best in Class for the aged rum 19-21 years category.

See below for the full list of winners:

·       Agricole Rhum: Best In Class – St. Barth Chic; Gold – St. Barth Cool
·       White Rum: Best In Class – Ocumare Platino; Gold – Skottlander, Gold – Tanduay Silver
·       Premium White Rum: Best In Class – Diplomatico Blanco; Gold – The Real McCoy 3, Gold – Plantation 3 Star
·       Gold Rum: Best In Class – Diplomatico Añejo; Gold – Hampden Estate Gold, Gold – Koloa Gold
·       Aged Rum: Best In Class – Plantation Original Dark; Gold – Pussers, Gold – Appleton VX
·       Aged Rum, 4-8 years: Best In Class – Plantation 5; Gold – El Dorado 8, Gold – Abuelo 7
·       Aged Rum, 9-12 years: Best In Class – Abuelo 12; Gold – Real McCoy 12, Gold – Medellin 12
·       Aged Rum, 13-18 years: Best In Class – Pussers 15; Gold – El Dorado 15, Gold – Flor de Caña 18
·       Aged Rum, 19-21 years: Best In Class – El Dorado 21, Gold – Centenario 20
·       Premium Aged Rum: Best In Class – Don Q Gran Añejo; Gold – Ocumare Añejo Especial Golden Reserve, Gold – Plantation 20th Anniversary
·       Super Premium Rum: Best In Class – Mount Gay 1703; Gold – Ron Barcelo Imperial Premium 30th Anniversary; Gold – Centenario 25
·       Special Cask: Best In Class – Plantation Guyana 2005; Gold – Plantation Jamaica 2001, Gold – Plantation Trinidad 1999
·       Dark Rum: Best In Class – Lost Spirits Navy Style Rum; Gold – Koloa Dark, Gold – Goslings Black Seal
·       Flavored Rum: Best In Class – Koloa Coconut; Gold – Admiral Nelson Vanilla, Gold – Blue Chair Bay Coconut, Gold – Selvarey Cacao
·       Spiced Rum: Best In Class – Bayou Spiced; Gold – Blue Chair Coconut Spiced, Gold – Blackheart
·       Overproof Rum: Best In Class – Plantation Overproof Original Dark; Gold – Rum Fire, Gold – Lost Spirits Navy Style Rum
·       Ultra Premium Reserve: Best In Class – Brugal Papa Andres


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