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And the Winners Are…

Nominees from nearly 25 categories were judged last week in London to determine the winners of the first annual Golden Rum Barrel Awards.  The winners are…

Golden Rum Barrel Awards

Best white rum: Banks 5 Island

Best super-premium white rum: Oronoco

Best flavored or spiced rum: Elements 8 Spiced

Best gold rum (up to 6 years): El Dorado 5

Best premium gold rum (up to 12 years): Dos Maderas PX 5+5

Best premium gold rum (over 12 years): El Dorado 12

Best super-premium gold rum (of at least 15 years): Mount Gay 1703

Best solera rum: Ron Atlantico

Best dark, black or navy-styled rum: Pusser’s 15 Year

Best rhum agricole aged up to four years: Clément VSOP

Best rhum agricole over four years: Plantation Guadeloupe

Best cachaça: Beija Flor Reserva Especial

Best North American rum: Los Valientes 15 Year

Best South American rum: Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva

Best European rum: Black Tot Last Consignment

Best Australasian rum: Holey Dollar Rum Cask Strength

Best Asian rum: Old Monk

Best Caribbean rum: Mount Gay 1703

Best Central American rum: Ron Abuelo 12

Best new rum brand: Zafra Master Reserve 21

Best rum packaging: St Nicholas Abbey

UK rum ambassador of the year: Stefanie Holt from El Dorado

Global rum ambassador of the year: Chesterfield Brown from Mount Gay

Rum Influencer of the year: Lorena Vasquez from Ron Zacapa

Congratulations to all the winners.