Golden Rum Barrel Awards Winners

RumFest wrapped up what has felt like a very long London Cocktail Week.

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The first Golden Rum Barrel Awards, held at the Hilton in London, celebrated 23 categories of rum-related excellence. A full list of winners can be found below, and BarLifeUK would like to congratulate everyone who came top of their pile.

  • Best white rum: Banks 5 Island
  • Best super-premium white rum: Oronoco
  • Best flavoured or spiced rum: Elements 8 Spiced
  • Best gold rum up to six years: El Dorado 5 Year Old
  • Best premium gold rum up to 12 years: Dos Maderas PX 5+5
  • Best premium gold rum over 12 years: El Dorado 12 Year Old
  • Best super-premium gold rum of at least 15 years: Mount Gay 1703
  • Best solera rum: Ron Atlantico
  • Best dark, black or navy-styled rum: Pusser’s 15 Year Old
  • Best rhum agricole aged up to four years: Clément VSOP
  • Best rhum agricole over four years: Plantation Guadeloupe
  • Best cachaça: Beija Flor Reserva Especial
• Best North American rum: Los Valientes 15 Year Old
  • Best South American rum: Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva
  • Best European Rum: Black Tot Last Consignment
  • Best Australasian rum: Holey Dollar Rum Cask Strength
  • Best Asian rum: Old Monk from India
  • Best Caribbean rum: Mount Gay 1703
  • Best Central American rum: Ron Abuelo 12 Year Old
  • Best new rum brand: Zafra Master Reserve 21 from Panama
  • Best rum packaging: St Nicholas Abbey
  • UK rum ambassador of the year: Stefanie Holt from El Dorado
  • Global rum ambassador of the year: Chesterfield Brown from Mount Gay
  • Rum Influencer of the Year: Lorena Vasquez from Ron Zacapa