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These are the 9 Best Rums In The World According To The 2020 International Wine & Spirits Competition

These are the 9 Best Rums In The World According To The 2020 International Wine & Spirits Competition

International Rum Day is just around the corner and Rums made a big statement for themselves as nine different bottlings scored 96 out of 100 points at the 2020 International Wine & Spirits Competition. While no Outstanding Gold medals were awarded in the category, the high scores still go to show that there are plenty of top of the line expressions to be found throughout the Rum world.

To no one’s surprise, it was the Carribean that shined the brightest at the annual event with eight of the nine top slots being awarded to the region. Martinique brought home four Golds, with Maison La Mauny Extra Old Rhum winning one and the other three going to Trois Rivières for their 12 Ans D’Age Rhum, Triple Millésime 1999-2000-2010 Rhum, and Trois Rivières Millésime 1999 Rhum. All three Gold medals handed out to Barbados went to R L Seale for their Foursquare Plenipotenziario Rum, Doorly’s 3 YO White Rum, and Foursquare Nobiliary Rum. Jamaica’s Worthy Park Estate Rum-Bar White Overproof Rum also took home one of the top ratings. The loan Rum not from the Caribbean directly, but with some Carribean roots in reality, was Equiano Rum, which is listed as from England.

Check out a complete list of the Gold medal winning Rums from the 2020 International Wine & Spirits Competition below:

NameCountryProducerMedal
Triple Millésime 99/00/10 RhumMartiniqueTrois RivièresGold
Doorly’s 3 YO White RumBarbadosR L SealeGold
Foursquare Plenipotenziario RumBarbadosR L SealeGold
Extra Old RhumMartiniqueMaison La MaunyGold
Foursquare Nobiliary RumBarbadosR L SealeGold
12 Ans D’Age RhumMartiniqueTrois RivièresGold
Rum-Bar White Overproof RumJamaicaWorthy Park EstateGold
RumEnglandEquianoGold
Millésime 1999 RhumMartiniqueTrois RivièresGold
Foursquare 2007 RumBelarusR L SealeGold
Tokyo Night RumJapanBBC SpiritsGold
8 YO Pure Single Jamaican RumJamaicaHampden EstateGold
Cask Strength Millésime 2006 RhumMartiniqueTrois RivièresGold
Rum Cask Finish & Cask Strength WhiskeyUSAWestward WhiskeyGold
Rum-Bar Silver RumJamaicaWorthy Park EstateGold
Sweet Brown RumLaosLao Agro Organic Industries LimitedGold
Chairman’s Reserve Master’s Selection RumSaint LuciaSt Lucia DistillersGold
Clairin Communal RumHaitiSpirit of HaitiGold
VO – Cuvée Du Moulin RhumMartiniqueTrois RivièresGold
Foursquare 2008 RumBarbadosR L SealeGold
Single Estate Reserve RumJamaicaWorthy Park EstateGold

Elsewhere at the 2020 International Wine & Spirits Competition, High West Rendezvous Rye Whiskey was rated the top Rye Whiskey, receiving an Outstanding Gold and scored 99/100. Maison Prunier Tres Vieille Grande Champagne Cognac, meanwhile, was awarded an Outstanding Gold and rated the top Cognac with a score of 98/100. Château du Breuil Calvados Pays D’Auge 15 Ans was rated the best Calvados at the 2020 International Wine & Spirits Competition and scored a 99/100, winning an Outstanding Gold. Filliers Barrel Aged Genever 8 Years Old was ranked the world’s top Genever.

Eight Gins, meanwhile, were awarded Outstanding Gold medals. While 10 Vodkas were also given the contest’s highest prize, along with 8 Liqueurs.