The Caribbean Rum Awards are now in its fourth year.
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 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 Nov 2-7, 2021
Tuesday, Nov. 2
5 PM – Opening Ti’ Punch Cocktail at the Rhum Room in Gustavia, sponsored by WIMCO Villas (by invitation only)
Wednesday, Nov. 3
9 PM – Davidoff Cigar and Rum Pairing Event at the Rhum Room
Thursday, Nov. 4
11 AM – A panel of local and global rum experts will conduct blind tastings of rums in 8 different categories and choose the winners of the 2020 Caribbean Rum Awards (closed to the public)
2 PM – People’s Choice Judging
4 PM – Clairin Master Class and tasting event (Rhum Room)
6 PM – Rhum Neisson Master Class and tasting event
8 PM – Ron del Barrilito Master Class and tasting event
10 PM – Cigar and Rum Pairing dinner by Davidoff
Friday, Nov. 5
12 PM – 4 PM– Accutron Rum Tasting Event at 25 Quarter, featuring artisanal small production rums, and representatives from the distilleries that craft these fine spirits
2 PM– Mount Gay Master Class and tasting event with Trudianne Branker
7 PM – Mount Gay Black Barrel Rum Cocktail Competition
Saturday, Nov. 6
1 PM– Velier Master Class and tasting event
3 PM – Rhum Karukera Master Class and tasting event
8 PM – Rum Cocktail Pairing Dinner at Quarter Kitchen and Cocktail Lab – Night 1
A multiple-course rum pairing dinner prepared by the chefs at Quarter Kitchen and Cocktail, featuring the best rhums agricoles and spectacular, rare cigars
10 PM – Cigar and Rum Pairings by Davidoff
Sunday, Nov. 7
8 PM– Rum Cocktail Pairing Dinner at Quarter Kitchen and Cocktail Lab – Night 2
A multiple-course rum pairing dinner prepared by the chefs at Quarter Kitchen and Cocktail, featuring the best rhums agricoles and spectacular, rare cigars.
Monday, Nov. 8
12 PM – 3 PM – Rhum Arrange Expo and Gustavia Rum Tasting Event – Staged outdoors on the pedestrian-only Boulevard General de Gaulle. A group of local Rhum Arrange artisans from St Barth will offfer samples to the public.
*schedule subject to change
Tickets for the Caribbean Rum Awards in St Barts, Nov 2-7, 2021
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 1-401-236-1182. 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, Nov 2-7, 2021
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 November 2 to November 9, simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or use the Contact Us form.
Caribbean Rum Awards 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.