Sunday, April 14, 2024

The Rum Collective: Competition Rum Bahamas 2015: All The Rum

Heart: Captain Jack (aka Rick Martinez)
Backside Proper: Pepin Argamasilla

The second yr of any rum competition is usually telling. Idealists, scoffers and onlookers alike could marvel, both she’ll float and sail onward, or elevate the white flag. Competition Rum Bahamas left little to marvel as they as soon as once more took over Fort Charlotte; this time additional greedy the creativeness. For me, the anchor dropped when my eyes met these of Captain Jack. Evidently, the seek for my subsequent rum delayed…a minimum of for a second. Actually, I did a double take and questioned my senses. I had simply tasted 50 Rums within the Tasting Competitors, (oh, and a pair of refreshing Sands Beers over lunch) however nothing irresponsible. I seemed once more, might it truly be Cap’n Jack Sparrow!? Nicely, I wasn’t seeing issues. I used to be within the Bahamas, a house to many a pirate and by the seems of the Fort’s decor, they weren’t straying removed from their historical past. In truth, after assembly him, his stroll and speak had been merely superb, level on with the character performed by Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean. Pleasant and stuffed with spirit (pun meant), Cap’n Jack, aka Rick Martinez, was the kind of high notch entertainer, and actually, one among many, every customer would have the pleasure to observe and work together with on the Competition. Superior! So I crammed my cup with the native swashbuckling John Watling’s Amber Rum and as day grew to become evening, my understanding grew to become clear, Competition Rum Bahamas was not going anyplace, however somewhat they meant for the world of rum lovers to find out about and are available to them. Some could recall my current article, speaking up the promise of final yr’s Competition; this yr that promise was rendered.

Useless males inform no tales and I’ve returned from Nassau with some highlights of this epic three day Competition. Be happy to seize a glass of your favourite rum, open one other browser window and switch up the amount on the brief video beneath for these pirates at coronary heart!

Rum was well-mixed, however removed from hidden at Competition Rum Bahamas. To seek out the following potation, one solely had to decide on whether or not to go left or proper, up or down. There have been rum & meals lectures on the lookout up high and blind rum tastings within the dungeon beneath. I doubt Captain Jack needed to say, “Why is the Rum Gone?” and imply it at this social gathering. Let’s check out a small pattern of the rum cubicles the place one might discover high quality cocktails and beneficiant samples. Attempt it and in the event you like, you can purchase a bottle to take dwelling earlier than you allow! Rumtastic!!


AFROHEAD Rum, is a comparatively new model from Harbour Island, Bahamas, and with its spectacular new emblem and charming character, generated a lot consideration. Crowds gathered round this dialog starter and everybody needed to get a style of their two aged expressions. If you do not know it but, you’ll quickly…

Let’s head south to Panama. How about a bit style of Ron Abuelo?

Sure, please!!

In a primary location, the native John Watling’s Rum was providing their full line of rums and extra. John Watling’s Rum Distillery can be close by and undoubtedly price a go to.
John Watling’s Rum Sales space

They proudly show their well-deserved medals and a fantastic line-up of distinctive blends and vintages. 


The judges of the Tasting Competitors held public academic tastings deep contained in the Fort. Friends might stroll in and find out about every of the rums entered into the competitors amongst many others, take part for a blind tasting or just cool off from the skin solar. Rum tasting within the dungeon!

The charming Mike Streeter (Rum Connection and Worldwide Rum Council co-founder) introduced out the grins of fairly a couple of on their rum training journey (see photograph above & proper).

Along with the general public academic tasting, every of the manufacturers that entered the competitors had been on show with their medals.

Here is a couple of to notice to your subsequent purchasing journey.

Ron Abuelo 7yr, Ron de Jeremy, Plantation Nicaragua 2003

Congratulations to all of the winners! 

Ron Abuelo 12yr, Plantation twentieth Annivesary, El Dorado 15yr

For extra on the tasting competitors and outcomes, Rum Connection has the small print.

Bacardi, with its wealthy historical past within the Bahamas, couldn’t be missed. 


Keep tuned for the following article of the collection, Competition Rum Bahamas 2015: The Meals


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