Why the Caribbean’s Top Rum Makers Are Coming to St Barth

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A group of the most legendary rum makers in the Caribbean is heading to St Barth in November for the Caribbean’s ultimate rum experience. 

This year’s Caribbean Rum Awards and St Barth Rum Festival will gather a who’s who of the rum world, including Mount Gay’s Trudiann Branker, Rhum Neisson’s Gregory Vernant; Rhum Karukera’s Gregoire Hayot and Ron del Barrilito’s Eduardo Bacardi. 

All of these legends of the rum world will be giving master classes to the VIP attendees of the Caribbean Rum Awards, which run in St Barth from Nov. 10-Nov. 15, 2020. 

The event is headquartered at the world’s leading Caribbean rum bar, The Rhum Room in the heart of Gustavia.

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Trudiann Branker, Master Blender at Mount Gay, will be giving a Master Class to VIPs during this year’s Caribbean Rum Awards.

“We’re so excited about this lineup of boldfaced names in the rum world for this year’s Experience,” said Alexander Britell, editor and publisher of Caribbean Journal and co-founder of the Caribbean Rum Awards. “This is an unmatched opportunity to learn from some of the greatest minds in rum — and try an incredible selection of expressions.”

The socially-distanced, limited-attendance event will also feature a lineup of cigar and rum evenings with each of the aforementioned rum makers, with cigar pairings provided by Davidoff. 

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The Rhum Room in Gustavia, the world’s leading Caribbean rum bar.

That’s of course along with the Caribbean Rum Awards’ signature competition, tasting expo and ti’ punch seminar, culminating with a pair of festival rum cocktail-pairing dinners at the Quarter Kitchen and Cocktail Lab in Gustavia. 

“It is amazing to see the support we are receiving from these top-notch Caribbean distilleries representing both Agricole and Molasses-based rums, they are coming to our little island to share their passion and knowledge with connoisseurs and aficionados alike between the Expo, Master Classes and VIP tastings this is going to be quite a week,” said Christopher Davis, founder of the St Barth Rum Festival and proprietor of the Rhum Room and Quarter Kitchen and Cocktail Lab in St Barth.

This year’s Caribbean Rum Awards partners include WIMCO Villas; Tradewind Aviation; Les Ilets de la Plage; Davidoff; Accutron, Empire Social and SC Capital.

Only VIPs at the Caribbean Rum Awards have access to all of the Master Classes at this year’s event. 

You can find more on how to attend here

You can also visit the Caribbean Rum Awards.

— CJ

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