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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Swimming in Rum

We just returned from Tales of the Cocktail, which was another great year of celebrating good drinking in the Big Easy. There were lots of interesting seminars and tastings, and the Spirited Dinner we attended at Palace Cafe was a definite highlight (see the menu in the post below). But for all of you rum geeks out there, we thought we'd make special mention of the results of one of the more notable tastings from the event, the Ministry of Rum Tasting Competition. Organized by rum guru Edward Hamilton and held at Arnaud's, this is a marathon tasting of rums from around the world. Check out the results here. Any surprises?

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm surprised Leblon didn't do as well as the other cachacas.Good call on Mt Gay Extra Old; a lot of people don't know how good that rum really is.

steve said...

No Appleton anywhere on the list?

Anonymous said...

Appleton did not participate.

Kathy Casey said...

We love to use Mount Gay, and am happy to see it on the list of winners!

sams said...

Does every rum that enters get a medal?

Edward Hamilton said...

No. Medals are awarded depending on the consensus of the judges ratings.

kindviet said...

i am glad old new orleans cajun spiced rum did well