Golden Rum Barrel Awards

It’s a celebration of the 10 years of RumFest.

The Golden Rum Barrel Awards celebrates the stars of the rum industry with a 3 course rum dinner at the Kensington Crowne Plaza Hotel. It’s the UK RumFest’s 10th show so this year’s awards will focus on 10 years of rum achievers.

Crowne Plaza London – Kensington, London on Sunday 23 October 2016

The sponsor for the event is GREEN ENGINEERING

Green Engineering is an Italian company specializing in design and construction of state of the art distilleries for spirits and bio-fuels.


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The 2016 Nominees are…

1. Most Influential Rum Blender over the last 10 years
Alexandre Gabriel (Plantation Rum, France)
Joy Spence (Appleton Rums, Jamaica)
Juan Gavito Sanchez (Bacardi, México)
Tito Cordero (Diplomático Rum, Venezuela)
Nestor Ortega (Santa Teresa, Venezuela)

2. Distillery Ambassador over past 10 years 
John Georges (Angostura Distillery, Trinidad)
Jose Sanchez Gavito (Bacardi,Mexico)
Joy Spence (Appleton Estate, Jamaica)
Richard Seale (Foursquare Distillery, Barbados)
Roberto Serralles (Serralles Distillery, Puerto Rico)

3. Most Influential Rum bar in the UK over past 10 years 
The Liars Club, Manchester
Mahiki (London)
Mojo’s (Leeds)
Mojo’s (Manchester)
Trailer Happiness (London)

4. International Rum Brand Ambassador 2016 
Alexx Mouzouris (Don Q Rum)
Daniyel Jones (Angostura Rum)
Dickie Cullimore (Bacardi Rum)
Meimi Sanchez (Havana Club)
Miguel Smith (Mount Gay Rum)

5. UK Rum Brand Ambassador 2016 
George Frost (Duppy Share)
Jon Lister (Diplomatico Rum)
Jonathan Almonte (Botran Rum)
Metinee Kongsrivilai (Bacardi Rum portfolio)
Sean Duprey (House of Angostura)

6. Rum Bar Team of the year 2016 
Mahiki, London
Trailer Happiness, London
The Merchant House, London
Rum & Sugar, London
The Liars Club, Manchester

7. Best UK Rum Website 2016
Mahiki, London
Trailer Happiness, London
The Merchant House, London
Rum & Sugar, London
The Liars Club, Manchester

8. Best New Rum Brand in the UK 2016
Foursquare 2006 Single Blended Rum
Don Q Signature release 2005
Nine Leaves Rum Angel’s Half French Oak Cask
Velier Hampden Jamaica 2010
Wild Tiger Rum
Foursquare 11 year Zinfandel Cask

9. Rum Influencer of the Year 2016 
Federico Hernandez (Midwest & California Rum Fests)
Luca Gargano (Velier Rums, and Ambassador of Pure rums)
Martin Cate (Smuggler’s Cove voted Best bar in USA)
Richard Seale (Foursquare Distillery)
Jeff Beachbum Berry (Tiki Historian, Author and Latitude 29 Bar owner)

10. Rum Menu of the Year 2016 
Cubana (Sheffield)
Rum & Sugar (London)
Rum Kitchen (London)
The Merchant House (London)

There are also awards for the BOUTIQUE RUMFEST RUM OF THE YEAR, as voted by the trade that attends the BOUTIQUE RUMFEST on Friday 21st at the Ibis Hotel Earls Court

All the results will be announced at the Golden Rum Barrel Awards Dinner on 23rd October at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Kensington, London.

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