International Rum Fest


2008 3rd Annual Rum Competition Results  

A total of 150 spirits, of which 148 are sugar-cane based,
were judged on March 27 & 28 at the elegant and historic
Don Vicente Inn, in the heart of Ybor City, Tampa FLORIDA.  

CATEGORIES WERE RANKED AS FOLLOWS…  

RUM 8 CATEGORIES

  • WHITE RUM
  • DARK RUM
  • OVERPROOF RUM
  • RUM AGED UP TO 8 YEARS
  • RUM AGED 9-15 YEARS
  • RUM AGED +15 YEARS
  • FLAVORED RUM
  • RUM LIQUEURS/CREAMS
  • SPICED RUMS

RHUM 4 CATEGORIES

  • WHITE RHUM
  • AGED RHUM
  • FLAVORED RHUM
  • RHUM LIQUEURS

CACHACA 3 CATEGORIES

  • UNAGED CACHACA
  • AGED CACHACA
  • FLAVORED CACHACA

OTHERS

  • GRAPPA/PISCO

In most instances, Best of Category was awarded but not for all categories.

CATEGORY RUM

WHITE RUM

BEST OF CATEGORY
MOUNT GAY ECLIPSE SILVER RUM

GOLD

Kannia Cristal Rum
Macondo Imports

Mount Gay Eclipse Silver
Remy USA

Old New Orleans Crystal Rum
Celebration Distillation

SILVER

Brugal White Rum
Shaw-Ross Importers

Carta Vieja Extra Claro Rum Central Industria Chircana

Montecristo Premium White Rum
Sidebar Spirits

Tommy Bahama White Sand
Sidney Frank Importing Co.

Railean White Rum
Railean Distillers

BRONZE

Cruzan Estate 2 Year Old Light Rum
Absolut Spirits, Inc.

Papagayo Organic White Rum
Maison Jomere

Ron Botran White Rum
Dana Importers

Ron Huasteco Potosi Blanco Rum
Macondo Imports

Temptryst Light Dew Rum
Au Natural Spirits

Treaty Oak Platinum Rum
Graham Barnes Distilling

DARK RUM

BEST OF CATEGORY
TEMPTRYST RESERVE RUM

GOLD

Khukri Rum
Liquid Treasure Imports

One Barrel Rum
H.A.P. Imports

Temptryst Lemon Wood Rum
Au Natural Spirits

Temptryst Reserve Rum
Au Natural Spirits

Temptryst Sugar Cane Matured Rum
Au Natural Spirits

Tommy Bahama Golden Sun Rum
Sidney Frank Importers

Vizcaya VXOP Cask 21 Rum
IMEX Marketing

SILVER

Cruzan Black Strap Rum
Absolut Spirits Inc.

Maui Dark Rum
Haleakala Distillers

Temptryst Peachwood Rum
Au Natural Spirits

BRONZE

Carta Vieja Claro Rum Central Industria Chircana

Cruzan Estate Dark 2 Year Old Rum
Absolut Spirits, Inc.

Rogue Dark Rum
Rogue Spirits

OVERPROOF RUM

BEST OF CATEGORY
PUSSER’S STANDARD (84 PROOF) RUM

GOLD

Pusser’s Standard (84 Proof) Rum
Pusser’s

SILVER

Braddah Kimo's Extreme 155 Rum
Haleakala Distillers

T & TK WHITE RUM (110 Proof) Rum
Empire Winery & Distillery

BRONZE

Papagayo Organic Spiced Rum
Maison Jomere

RUM AGED UP TO 8 YEARS

BEST OF CATEGORY
RON BARCELO IMPERIAL RUM

GOLD

Mombacho 8 Year Old Rum
F & G Compagna

Ron Barcelo Imperial Rum
Blend Wine & Spirits

Ron Botran Gold Rum
Dana Importers

Ron Carúpano Añejo Oro Real Rum
Macondo Imports

SILVER

Carta Vieja Anejo Rum Central Industria Chircana

Mount Gay Eclipse
Remy USA

New Grove Old Tradition 3 Year Old Rum
Gray’s

Old New Orleans Amber Rum
Celebration Distillation

Ron Botran 8 Year Old Rum
Dana Importers

Santa Teresa Gran Reserva Rum
Santa Teresa

BRONZE

Angostura 1919 Rum
Angostura LTD

Brugal Anejo
Shaw Ross Importers

Diplomatico Reserva Rum
Blend Wine & Spirits

Dos Maderas 5 + 3 Rum
Kindred Spirits

Railean Small Cask Family Reserve Rum
Railean Distillers

Ron Huasteco Potosí Anejo Rum
Macondo Imports

RUM AGED 9-15 YEARS

BEST OF CATEGORY
-TIE-
DIPLOMATICO RESERVA EXCLUSIVA RUM
& PYRAT XO RESERVE RUM

GOLD

Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva Rum
Blend Wine & Spirits

Pyrat XO Reserve Rum
Patron Spirits

Ron Zacapa 15 Year Old Rum
DIAGEO

Santa Teresa Selecto Rum
Santa Teresa

Temptryst Applewood Aged Rum
Au Natural Spirits

Temptryst Hickory Aged Rum
Au Natural Spirits

Zaya Gran Reserva Rum
Infinium Spirits

SILVER

Cruzan Single Barrel Estate Rum
Absolut Spirits Inc .

Mombacho 15 Year Old Rum
F & G Compagna

Montecristo 12 Year Old Rum
Sidebar Spirits

Ron Botran 12 Year Old Rum
Dana Importers

Ron Carúpano Añejo Real Solera
Macondo Imports

Centenaria Rum

Temptryst Texas Live Oak Aged Rum
Au Natural Spirits

BRONZE

Mount Gay Extra Old Rum
Remy USA

Old New Orleans 10 Year Old Rum
Celebration Distillation

Ron Huasteco Potosí Extra Añejo Rum
Macondo Imports

Temptryst Coconut Shell Aged Rum
Au Natural Spirits

RUM AGED +15 YEARS

BEST OF CATEGORY
-TIE-
RON MILLONARIO SOLERA RESERVA ESPECIAL
&
RON ZACAPA 23

GOLD

Mombacho 19 Year Old Rum
F & G Compagna

Ron Millonario Solera 15 Year Old
Rossi & Rossi

Reserva Especial Rum

Ron Zacapa 23 Year Old Rum
DIAGEO

Santa Teresa 1796 Rum
Santa Teresa

SILVER

Ron Mocambo 20 Year Old
Licores Veracruz

Art Edition Rum

Pusser’s 15 Year Old Rum
Pusser’s

Ron Botran Solera Rum
Dana Importers

Temptryst Cherrywood VSO Rum
Au Natural Spirits

FLAVORED RUM

GOLD

Blanco Aguardiente Rum
Dana Importers

Cruzan Coconut Rum
Absolut Spirits, Inc.

Cruzan Mango Rum
Absolut Spirits, Inc.

Malibu Mango
Malibu-Kahlua Inc.

SILVER

Cruzan Banana Rum
Absolut Spirits, Inc.

Cruzan Black Cherry Rum
Absolut Spirits, Inc.

Cruzan Pineapple Rum
Absolut Spirits, Inc.

Cruzan Raspberry Rum
Absolut Spirits, Inc.

Rum Carúpano Cocoron
Macondo Imports

BRONZE

Cruzan Citrus Rum
Absolut Spirits, Inc.

Cruzan Orange Rum
Absolut Spirits, Inc.

Cruzan Vanilla Rum
Absolut Spirits, Inc.

Don Q Limon Rum
Destileria Serralles

Malibu Tropical Banana
Malibu Kahlua Inc.

Pirate’s Choice Key Lime Rum
Cristal Clear Spirits

Ron Carúpano Frezz
Macondo Imports

Tortuga Banana
Majestic Distilling

Tortuga Coconut
Majestic Distilling

Whaler’s Killer Coconut
Heaven-Hill

Whaler’s Vanille
Heaven-Hill

RUM LIQUEURS/CREAMS

BEST OF CATEGORY
-TIE-
SANTA TERESA RHUM ORANGE LIQUEUR
&
SANTA TERESA ARAKU RON Y COFFEE LIQUEUR

GOLD

Santa Teresa Araku Ron y Coffee Liqueur
Santa Teresa

Santa Teresa Rhum Orange Liqueur
Santa Teresa

SILVER

Empire Limonela
Empire Winery & Distillery

Empire Orangela
Empire Winery & Distillery

BRONZE

Cruzan Rum Cream
Absolut Spirits, Inc.

Empire Lemonela
Empire Winery & Distillery

SPICED RUM

BEST OF CATEGORY
MONTECRISTO SPICED RUM

GOLD

Montecristo Spiced Rum
Sidebar Spirits

SILVER

Old New Orleans Cajun Spiced Rum
Celebration Distilling

BRONZE

Rogue Hazelnut Spice Rum
Rogue Spirits

Tortuga Spiced Rum
Majestic Distilling

CATEGORY RHUM

WHITE RHUM AGRICOLE

SILVER

J.M. White Rhum
Clement USA

Temptryst Texas Agricole
Au Natural Spirits

AGED RHUM AGRICOLE

BEST OF CATEGORY
-TIE-
J.M. V.S.O.P. RHUM
&
MADRAS DARBOUSSIER HORS D'AGE RHUM

GOLD

Clement X.O. Rhum
Clement USA

J.M. V.S.O.P. Rhum
Clement USA

Madras DARBOUSSIER HORS D'AGE Rhum

Charles IMEX LLC

SILVER

Clement Founder’s Cuvee Rhum
Clement USA

J.M. Gold Rhum
Clement USA

FLAVORED RHUM AGRICOLE

BEST OF CATEGORY
MADRAS ORANGE SHRUBB

GOLD

Clement Creole Shrubb
Clement USA

Madras Lime Juice
Charles IMEX LLC

Madras (Orange) Shrubb
Charles IMEX LLC

Madras Passion Fruit
Charles IMEX LLC

SILVER

Madras Banana Cream
Charles IMEX LLC

Madras Coconut
Charles IMEX LLC

Madras Guava
Charles IMEX LLC

Madras Island Cherries
Charles IMEX LLC

Madras Mixed Exotic Fruit (Planteur)
Charles IMEX LLC

Madras Punch D'Amour
Charles IMEX LLC

BRONZE

Madras Lime Juice Daiquiri
Charles IMEX LLC

Madras Melon
Charles IMEX LLC

Madras Pina Colada
Charles IMEX LLC

Madras Pineapple
Charles IMEX LLC

Madras Watermelon
Charles IMEX LLC

RHUM AGRICOLE LIQUEUR

BEST OF CATEGORY
MADRAS PRUNE LIQUEUR

GOLD

Madras Mandarine Liqueur
Charles IMEX LLC

Madras Prune Liqueur
Charles IMEX LLC

SILVER

Madras Coco Liqueur
Charles IMEX LLC

Madras Ginger Liqueur
Charles IMEX LLC

Madras Mombin (Exotic Plum) Liqueur Charles
IMEX LLC

BRONZE

Madras Chocolat Liqueur
Charles IMEX LLC

Madras Coffee Liqueur
Charles IMEX LLC

Madras Letchi (Lychee) Liqueur
Charles IMEX LLC

Madras Peanut Liqueur
Charles IMEX LLC

Madras Vanilla Liqueur
Charles IMEX LLC

CATEGORY CACHACA

UNAGED CACHACA

GOLD

Beija Virgin Cane Cachaca
Beija Corporation

Beleza Pura Cachaca
Dana Importers

Cuca Fresca Cachaca
Cuca Fresca Exports

Leblon Natural Cane Cachaca
Leblon LLC

Moleca Double Distilled Cachaca
Leading Edge Brands

SILVER

Agua Luca Cachaca
Heaven-Hill

Rio D Cachaca
J’DANNA Distilling

AGED CACHACA

GOLD

Cuca Fresca Gold Cachaca
Cuca Fresca Exports

SILVER

Moleca Double Distilled Gold Cachaca
Leading Edge Brands

FLAVORED CACHACA

BEST OF CATEGORY
YPIOCA RED FRUIT CACHACA

GOLD

Ypioca Lime Cachaca
Ypióca Agroindustrial LTDA

Ypioca Red Fruit Cachaca
Ypióca Agroindustrial LTDA

SILVER

Beleza Pura Caipirinha
Dana Importers

BRONZE

Rio-D Lime Cachaca
J-DANNA Distilling

Rio-D Passion Fruit Cachaca
J-DANNA Distilling

CATEGORY OTHER SPIRITS

GOLD

Ocucaje Pisco
Dana Importers

T & W Grappa Di Muscatto
Empire Winery & Distillery

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