International Cane Spirits Tasting Competions


2008 Tasting Competition and Judges

The Polished Palate is pleased to announce the
3rd Annual International Rum Tasting Competition
taking place in Ybor City on Thursday and Friday, March 27 & 28 2008.

While there are other judging platforms, the Polished Palate Tasting Competition (formerly called the International Cane Spirits Festival® in 2006 and 2007) is the first and only such recognized competition for sugar cane-based spirits in the United States.

The first Polished Palate competition took place in Ybor City in 2006. 58 brands were judged.

The 2nd Polished competition took place at the Cuban Club on March 2007. 80 brands were judged.

One again, this year’s competition co-hosts are Jack Robertiello and Robert Plotkin