El Dorado scoops 3 Golden Barrel Awards 2010
El Dorado is a 3 times winner at the new internationally recognised Golden Barrel Rum Awards launched at the Rum Experience, London.
BEST PREMIUM GOLD RUM (over 12 Years)
Rums declared to a blend older than 12 Years
El Dorado 12 Year Old
BEST GOLD RUM (up to 6 Years)
Oldest rum in blend is 6 years old
El Dorado 5 Year Old
UK RUM AMBASSADOR OF THE YEAR
Stefanie Holt from El Dorado Rum
The Golden Rum Barrel Awards are a new and revolutionary way to determine not only a worthy rum, but a modern classic. Even more ground breaking, is that the competition will be the most definitive of its kind in the world, as well as being one of the only tasting events that does not charge brands to enter. In fact, if a brand makes and sells rum worldwide, then it is in the competition.
Until now, there has been no internationally recognised award for the efforts of the many rum brands that have been first fermented, distilled, aged and blended to a level where even the angels themselves declared that their share of sugar-cane spirit must be more than they take from a fine Cognac or single malt scotch.
This award is given to rums from various rum categories as nominated by an academy of rum experts and journalists from all over the world. Each rum aficionado nominates their favourite or the most exciting rum within a chosen category. Once the voting period is over, all of the judges’ results are compiled and put together. The top FIVE rums from each category are then announced to the world media as nominees for a Golden Rum Barrel Award. They are then judged by an international panel of Rum Experts in London.
There is also recognition for those who work tirelessly within the rum industry, spreading the gospel according to rum – UK Rum Ambassador of the Year and Global Rum Ambassador of the Year.
The winners from each category were announced at The Golden Rum Barrel Awards Dinner at the Hilton London Olympia in October.