Over the weekend of July 4-7, the West Indies island of Martinique hosted the first Martinique Rhum Awards festival to celebrate the islands greatest export.
The festival, created by bar proprietor Guy Ferdinand and the Rum Embassy, consisted of a number of rum-related events including a bartending head-to-head competition. For the Rhum Awards, a panel of rhum experts was assembled to judge 100+ rums from Martinique, the neighboring island of Guadeloupe and other global producers.
Here is the full list of Award winning Rhums:
Martinique Rhum Awards (2019)
|White Rhum Agricole AOC Martinique 55%||La Mauny 50% (Martinique)|
|White Rhum Agricole AOC Martinique 55+||Rhum Dillon 55 (Martinique)|
|White Rhum Agricole non-AOC up to 55%||Rhum A1710 Renaissance (Martinique)|
|White Rhum Agricole non-AOC 55+||Pere Labat 59% (Guadeloupe)|
|Rhum Agricole AOC Martinique from 3 to 6 years||Dillon VSOP (Martinique)|
|Rhum Agricole non-AOC 4 years and up||Rhum Karukera Black Edition Alligator (Guadeloupe)|
|Molasses Rum 3 to 12 Years||A1710 Soleil de Minuit (Martinique)|
|Rhum Agricole AOC Martinique 6 years and up||HSE XO (Martinique)|
|Molasses Rum 12 years and up||Plantation Rum Jamaica 2005|
|Rhum Agricole AOC Martinique Cask Strength||Trois Rivieres Cask Strength 2006|
|Rhum Agricole non-AOC cask strength||MHOBA Rum Select Reserve French Cask Rum (South Africa)|
|Molasses Rum Cask Strength||Riviere du Mat 2006 (Cuvee of the Confrerie du Rhum) (Reunion)|