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German Rum Awards

Here you'll learn all about GERMAN RUM AWARDS and you can find all award-winners from the last years!

This years competition to be found here: KLICK!

In 2017, the Rum Awards are handed out for the seventh time.

The GERMAN RUM AWARDS are a competition in which professionals blind taste the rums submitted and make subjective, yet neutral assessments! To make the rating as simple and effective as possible, we’ve developed a points awarding system where each juror only has to make one mark within a particular scale. This enables the juror to focus on the essentials – without the distraction of having to figure out how many available points to award.

In order for a submitted product to be awarded and to receive a medal, a specific number of points must be achieved. The jury awards only one gold, silver and bronze medal in each category, which is different from many other competitions. Out of all the submitted products, there is also a “Best in Show“ award – it goes to the rum with the highest number of points, regardless of category.

The categories this year are the following:

  • Agricole blanc
  • Agricole Ambre/Gold
  • Agricole VS/VSOP
  • Agricole Vieux/ XO
  • Special Cask
  • White Rum

  • Overproof
  • Spiced Rum
  • No-Age-Statement
  • Solera
  • Special-Cask
  • Single-Cask

  • up to 8YO
  • 9-14 YO
  • 15-25YO
  • Gold & Dark
  • Cachaça
  • Cachaça aged

What does “professional jury“ mean? All participating jurors have many years of experience in spirit tastings and are experts in all things rum. They participate in international competitions and hail from various different countries. To have a good mix in the panel, there’s always at least one jury member with excellent sensory but not necessarily subject-specific training. We also invite bartenders to the jury as they bring additional aspects to the overall assessment.

However, what makes the jurors truly special is the fact that they work for free. We only cover their food & lodging – The Untouchable Jury!

You don’t have to be an exhibitor at the GERMAN RUM FESTIVAL to participate in the GERMAN RUM AWARDS.

Producers and importers can submit independently, and use the awards as a tool to see how their product is rated in comparison to their competitors.

The entire process is transparent: the GERMAN RUM AWARDS section lists all jurors and publishes all submitted rum brands. The winners receive a medal, as well as media templates for publication. We submit the results to the press, trade magazines and social media multipliers, such as blogs and leading instagramers.

Even as the organizers ourselves, we only find out the results after the scoring is done through detailed submissions; the preparation and actual competition is handled by an independent team.

And so, the GERMAN RUM AWARDS are unique in their independent positioning, which has made them highly important among international & professional experts. Last but not least – and this makes us very happy – they’ve become a guide for consumers who look at a product appraised by the GERMAN RUM AWARDS as a recommendation to buy!

You haven’t signed up yet? – You can still do so until August 30, 2017!

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German Rum Awards 2015

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German Rum Awards 2014

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German Rum Awards 2012