2017 Miami Rum Festival RumXP Competition Results

2017 RumXP Competition Results

The RumXP International Rum Expert Tasting Panel is pleased to announce results of the 2017 RumXP International Tasting Competition held at the Miami Rum Renaissance Festival.

The event brought together a vast selection of rums from Sweden and Denmark, India, Reunion Island, Madagascar, Puerto Rico, Peru, Barbados, Mexico, Florida, Colorado, Louisiana, Texas, Hawaii, Trinidad, Guyana, Jamaica, Belize, Panama, St. Lucia, Guatemala, Venezuela, Colombia, Antigua, St. Kitts, Haiti, Dominican Republic, The Bahamas and many more rum making countries, as well as Rhums Agricoles from Martinique and Cachaças from Brazil.

The distinguished panel of RumXP judges were sequestered for three days of blind tasting sessions carefully organized by the experienced competition staff before being analyzed and compiled by a veteran team of statisticians.

In addition to the professional RumXP judges, the Consumer Rum Jury, consisting of serious rum enthusiasts from across America and around the world convened to sample and evaluate many fine rums for their own awards.

The results of these two competitions based on the categories and styles of rum are as follows.


Antelope Island Rum – Best In Class
Diplomatico Planas – Gold
Texas Silver – Gold
Plantation 3 Stars – Gold
Maggie’s Farm White – Gold


Plantation OFTD 69% – Best In Class
Lost Spirit Navy Style 61% – Gold
Manatawny 47% – Gold
Florida Mermaid – Gold


Carmelita’s Spiced Orange – Best In Class
Alligator Bay Dark Chocolate – Gold
Plantation Pineapple – Gold
RumJava Signature – Gold
RumJava Cacao’Mon – Gold


Black Magic Black Spiced – Best In Class
Carmelita’s Dark Spiced – Gold
Brinley Gold Shipwreck Spiced – Gold


Maison La Mauny 40% Hors XO – Best In Class
Trois Rivieres VSOP 40% Reserve Speciale – Gold
Trois Rivieres Rhum Vieux Agricole Hors D’Age 1998 2000 2007 – Gold
Trois Rivieres 50% Rhum Blanc Agricole – Gold


Velho Barreiro Cachaca 40% – Best In Class
Paratiana Ouro Cachaca 42% – Gold
Werneck Gold 40% Cachaca – Gold


Monymusk Classic Gold – Best In Class
Maggie’s Farm Single Barrel – Gold
Plantation Original Dark – Gold

Aged Rum

Tiburon – Best In Class
Plantation Jamaican 2002 – Gold
Monymusk Special Reserve – Gold
Ron Del Barrilito – Gold
Plantation Barbados 5 Years – Gold

Premium Aged

Mount Gay XO – Best In Class
Cihuatan 12 – Gold
Centenario 20 – Gold
Plantation 20th Anniversary XO – Gold
Centenario 25 – Gold

2017 Consumer Rum Jury Awards

The Consumer Rum Jury is comprised of 20 well qualified rum enthusiast consumers, collectors and experienced rum travelers, offering the perspective of the active and engaged rum buyer in their evaluations.

Jurors gather at the Miami Rum Renaissance Festival for blind tasting sessions under the supervision of the International Rum Expert Panel team.

The juror’s scores are compiled, calculated and averaged by an experienced team of statisticians. The results are announced on stage at the Miami Rum Renaissance Festival.

2017 Consumer Rum Jury Best In Class


Rum Dzama Cuvee Blanche – Best In Class

Spiced & Flavored

Blue Chair Bay Coconut – Best In Class


Plantation OFTD – Best In Class


Plantation Barbados 5 Years – Best In Class

Consumer Rum Jury Gold Awards


Diplomatico Planas – Gold
Plantation 3 Stars White – Gold

Spiced & Flavored

Brinley Gold Shipwreck Spiced – Gold
RumJava Signature – Gold


Maggie’s Farm Queen’s Share – Gold
Florida Mermaid – Gold


Santa Teresa 1796 Solera – Gold
Diplomatico Mantuano – Gold

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