The Caribbean Rum Awards in St Barts is now in its sixth year!

The Caribbean Rum Awards in St Barts is now in its sixth year!

Rum Awards in St. Barts

This culinary arts event has become the region’s most exclusive celebration of artisanal rums from the Americas. The event has found a friendly home in St. Barts, the culinary capital of the Caribbean. Most of the rum tastings, rum seminars, and special dinners are run out of the Quarter Kitchen on Rue General de Gaulle in St Barts’ capital city of Gustavia.

Each year, a team of judges from Caribbean distilleries, international spirits magazines, and vendors of fine spirits eagerly travel to St. Barts to judge a hand-picked selection of the Caribbean’s best rums, including “Uber-Premium” categories of rum and rhum agricole that include the most expensive rums on the market.

Rum afficianado Christopher Davis plays host to all Caribbean Rum Awards tasting events at his celebrated Rhum Room in Gustavia, where you can find the largest selection of fine Caribbean rums on earth, including the world’s largest selection of Caribbean rhum agricoles.

Those lucky enough to travel to the Caribbean Rum Awards in St Barts in November, 2023 will enjoy rum cocktail workshops, seminars on rum production, rum tastings and special rum and food pairing dinners at the Quarter Kitchen.

Caribbean Rum Awards in St. Barts Schedule of Events October 31-November 4, 2023

Tuesday Oct 31, 2023

@ 18:00

Opening Rhum Party @ Le Barthelemy Hotel

Wednesday November 1 (All Master Classes RSVP/ticket only)

@ 10:00

Professional Panel of Caribbean Rum Awards 2022 Rum Judging

@17:00 

Master Class in  Rhum Room (Rhum Clement) 

@19:00

Master Class in  Rhum Room (Reimonenq with Cyril Reimonenq) 

@19:30 

Rum Cocktail Pairing Dinner at Quarter Kitchen & Cocktail Lab

@22:00 

Rum and Cigar Pairing in Rhum Room (Flor de Cana 130th Anniversary and Davidoff)

 

Thursday November 2

@10:00

People’s Choice Saint Barth Rhum Festival judging in Rhum Room

@ 13:00

Master Class in  Rhum Room - La Favorite)

@ 15:00

Master Class in  Rhum Room - Rhum Bielle)

@ 17:00

Master Class in  Rhum Room for Trade Only (Flor de Caña)

@17:00

Damoiseau Ti Punch Party at Les Ilets de la Plage

@19:00 

Master Class in  Rhum Room (Neisson)

@19:30 

Rum Cocktail Pairing Dinner at Quarter Kitchen & Cocktail Lab

@22:00

Rum and Cigar Pairing in Rhum Room with Diplomatico and Diplomaticos 

 

Friday November 3

 

@11:00

Master Class in  Rhum Room (Plantation with Adrienne Stoner)

@13:00

Master Class in  Rhum Room (Velier Jamaica with Daniele Biondi)

@15:00

Master Class in  Rhum Room VIP tasting  (Flor de Cana 25 yr 130th Anniv, 30yr single barrel  )

@19:30 

Rum Cocktail Pairing Dinner at Quarter Kitchen & Cocktail Lab

@19:00 

Caribbean Rum Awards St Barth Rum Festival Expo Outside on the Quai d'Honneur in Gustavia including A1710,Clement/Rhum JM, Bielle, Damoiseau, Diplomatico, Flor de Cana, Neisson, Velier, Plantation Rums, HSE Rhums, Reimonenq and Mount Gay.

@19:00 to 00:00

Empire Cigar Lounge on the Quai

Featuring entertainment on stage and Karukera and Neisson and La Favorite Ti' Punch Bars (open to the public).

@23:00

VIP Rum Tasting in Rhum Room (Selected Winners of the Caribbean Rum Awards)

 

Saturday November 4

@13:00 

Master Class (Holmes Cay) 

@15:00 

Master Class in  Rhum Room (HSE)

@17:00

Master Class in  Rhum Room (Diplomatico)

@ 19:00 

Rum Cocktail Competition by Rum Fire Outside on the Quai d'Honneur in Gustavia (Judges Daniele Biondi Velier, Eddie Maddox Director F&B Universal Studios Orlando, tiki expert Ted Houseknect) 

Local Rhum Arrange booths for tasting their creations, Food Will be Sold 

2 Ti Punch Bars (Guadeloupe (Karukera) and (Martinique Neisson, La Favorite) 

@ 19:30

Cigar lounge Outside on the Quai d'Honneur in Gustavia

@ 19:30

Rum Cocktail Pairing Dinner at Quarter Kitchen & Cocktail Lab

@ 00:00

After Party with Rum Cocktail competition party

Contact WIMCO for reservations to the tasting dinner events

 

Tickets for the Caribbean Rum Awards in St Barts, October 31-November 5, 2023

For more information about the Caribbean Rum Awards,  and for details on reserving St Barts luxury villas and or hotel rooms on St. Barts, contact St Barts Gourmet Festival sponsor WIMCO Villas using this Contact Us form or call 1-401-849-8012. Ask about the VIP event package for rum seminars and VIP tasting dinners.

Villa and Hotel accommodations for the Caribbean Rum Awards in St Barts, October 31-November 5, 2023

Leading St Barts villa rental company WIMCO Villas represents over 360 private villas on the island. Within that portfolio, there are several villas that lie within the capital city of Gustavia, within walking distance to where most of the Caribbean Rum Awards events will be staged. To speak with a villa specialist about the best available options for the week of October 29 to November 11, simply send an email to info@wimco.com, or use the Contact Us form.

Caribbean Rum Awards results:  winning rums, and recent history

For more information on the history of the Caribbean Rum Awards, including the list of winning rums in each category, and how the rums are evaluated, read this article on the Caribbean Rum Awards from November 2020.