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SF Spirits Competition 2006 - Best Rums
arriano
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Joined: Jun 13, 2006
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From: Dog Patch - San Diego
Posted: 2007-01-25 3:08 pm   Permalink

I know that people are often discussing what the best rums are. Found this list from the 2006 San Francisco Spirits Competition and thought it might be useful to some when they are considering what to purchase. The drawback, of course, is that not every rum distiller participated. Still, might be useful:

RUM

DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL

TOP RUM - Ron Matusalem 10 Year Old Clasico Rum, Dominican Republic, 40%, $20, Skyy Spirits - SF, CA,
www.matusalem.com

Don Q Añejo Premium Rum, Puerto Rico, 40%, $19,

Flor de Caña Centenario 18 Year Old Rum, Nicaragua, 40%, $40, Shaw Ross Int'l Importers - Miramar, FL, www.shaw-ross.com

Inner Circle Rum Blue Dot 90 Proof, Australia, 45%, $40, Inner Circle Rum - California, www.innercirclerum.com

Inner Circle Rum Black Dot 151 Proof, Australia, 75.5%, $65, Inner Circle Rum - California, www.innercirclerum.com

Origine Estate Reserve Amber Rum, Caribbean Island, 40%, $27, Winery Exchange - Novato, CA,


GOLD MEDAL

Bounty Millenium Black Label Rum, Fiji, 58%, $27,

Cockspur Fine Rum, Barbados, 40%, $20, Hood River Distillers - Hood River, OR, www.hrdspirits.com

Depaz Blue Cane Rum Agricole, Estate Produced Amber Rhum, Martinique, French West Indies, 45%, $43, Kobrand Corporation - NY, NY, www.depazhrum.com

Inner Circle General Manager's Reserve Rum, Australia, 57.2%, $50, Inner Circle Rum - California, www.innercirclerum.com

La Favorite Rhum Agricole Blanc, Martinique, France, 50%, $30, Caribbean Spirits - Chicago, IL, www.caribbean-spirits.com

Montecristo 12 Year Old Rum, Guatemala, 40%, $30, Sidebar Spirits - Las Vegas, NV, www.montecristorum.com

Oronoco Rum, Brazil, 40%, $36, Oronoco - Norwalk, CT, www.diageo.com

Pusser's British Navy Rum, British Virgin Islands, 42%, $23, Shaw Ross Int'l Importers - Miramar, FL, www.shaw-ross.com

Whaler's Vanille Rum, Barbados, 30%, $13, Heaven Hill - Bardstown, KY, www.whalersrum.com


SILVER MEDAL

10 Cane Rum, Trinidad, 40%, $36, Moét Hennessy USA - NY, NY,

Bacardi Reserva Rum, Puerto Rico, 40%, $12, Bacardi USA - Miami, FL, www.bacardi.com

Bacardi Razz, Raspberry Flavored Rum, Puerto Rico, 40%, $16, Bacardi USA - Miami, FL, www.bacardi.com

Bacardi 8 Rum, Puerto Rico, 40%, $20, Bacardi USA - Miami, FL, www.bacardi.com

Bounty Overproof Premium Rum, Fiji, 58%, $20,

Clarke's Court Lemon Flavored Rum, Grenada, 35%, $19,

Cockspur 12 Year Old Bajan-Crafted Rum, Barbados, 40%, $35, Hood River Distillers - Hood River, OR, www.hrdspirits.com

Distiller's Choice Gold Rum, Hawaii, USA, 40%, $18,

Flor de Caña 7 Year Old Gran Reserve Rum, Nicaragua, 40%, $20, Shaw Ross Int'l Importers - Miramar, FL, www.shaw-ross.com

Grand Havana Reserva Suprema, West Indies, Grenada, 40%, $35, Universal Liquor Imports - Miami, FL, www.grandhavanarum.com

Inner Circle Rum Red Dot, Australia, 40%, $35, Inner Circle Rum - California, www.innercirclerum.com

Malibu Pineapple Flavored Rum, Barbados, 21%, $14, Pernod Ricard - White Plains, NY, www.pernod-ricard-usa.com

Malibu Passion Fruit Flavored Rum, Barbados, 21%, $14, Pernod Ricard - White Plains, NY, www.pernod-ricard-usa.com

Neisson Reserve Rhum Speciale, Martinique, France, 42%, $65, Caribbean Spirits - Chicago, IL, www.caribbean-spirits.com

One Barrel One Barrel Rum, Belize, 40%, $20, HAP - Mesa, AZ,

Pusser's 15 Year OId British Navy Rum, Nelson's Blood, British Virgin Islands, 40%, $40, Shaw Ross Int'l Importers - Miramar, FL, www.shaw-ross.com

Ron Barcelo Añejo Rum, Dominican Republic, 40%, $14, Blend Wine & Spirits - Miami, FL, www.ron-barcelo.com

Ron Barcelo Imperial Rum, Dominican Republic, 38%, $29, Blend Wine & Spirits - Miami, FL, www.ron-barcelo.com

Ron Diplomatico Añejo Rum, Venezuela, 40%, $14, Blend Wine & Spirits - Miami, FL,

Ron Diplomatico Reserva Rum, Venezuela, 40%, $18, Blend Wine & Spirits - Miami, FL,

Ron Matusalem 15 Year Old Gran Reserva Rum, Dominican Republic, 40%, $30, Skyy Spirits - SF, CA, www.matusalem.com

Ron Siboney Reserva Especial Rum, Dominican Republic, 38%, $17, Heartland Wine & Spirits Group - Springboro, OH, www.ron-barcelo.com


BRONZE MEDAL

Arehucas Anejo Gran Reserva Rum, Canary Islands, Spain, 40%, $16, www.arehucas.es,

Arehucas Capitan Kidd Rum, Spain, 40%, $200, www.arehucas.es,

Bacardi Gold Rum, Puerto Rico, 40%, $13, Bacardi USA - Miami, FL, www.bacardi.com

Bacardi 1873 Rum, Puerto Rico, 40%, $18, Bacardi USA - Miami, FL, www.bacardi.com

Bacardi Añejo Rum, Puerto Rico, 40%, $15, Bacardi USA - Miami, FL, www.bacardi.com

Bacardi Big Apple Rum, Puerto Rico, 40%, $16, Bacardi USA - Miami, FL, www.bacardi.com

Batiste Rum, Marie Galante, France, 45%, $39, St. Barts Spirit Co. - San Quentin, CA, www.freshrum.com

Brugal Añejo Rum, Gran Reserva Familia, Dominican Republic, 40%, $15, Shaw Ross Int'l Importers - Miramar, FL, www.shaw-ross.com

Clarke's Court Superior Light Rum, Grenada, 40%, $11,

Clarke's Court Special Dark Rum, Grenada, 40%, $13,

Don Q Premium Gold Puerto Rican Rum, Puerto Rico, 14%,

Don Q Limon Citrus Puerto Rican Rum, Puerto Rico, 30%, $14,

Gosling's Gold Rum, Bermuda, 40%, $18, Castle Brands - NY, NY, www.goslingsrum.com

Inner Circle Rum Green Dot 115 Proof, Australia, 57.5%, $47, Inner Circle Rum - California, www.innercirclerum.com

Neisson Rhum Agricole Blanc, Martinique, France, 50%, $30, Caribbean Spirits - Chicago, IL, www.caribbean-spirits.com

Rogue White Rum, Oregon, USA, 40%, $28, www.rogue.com

Rogue Dark Rum, Oregon, USA, 40%, $28, www.rogue.com

Ron Barcelo Dorado Rum, Dominican Republic, 40%, $11, Blend Wine & Spirits - Miami, FL, www.ron-barcelo.com

Ron Diplomatico Reserva Exel Rum, Venezuela, 40%, $30, Blend Wine & Spirits - Miami, FL,

Ron Matusalem Platino Rum, Dominican Republic, 40%, $17, Skyy Spirits - SF, CA, www.matusalem.com

Ron Siboney Blanco Selecto, Dominican Republic, 38%, $10, Heartland Wine & Spirits Group - Springboro, OH, www.ron-barcelo.com

Ron Siboney Dorado Superior Rum, Dominican Republic, 38%, $12, Heartland Wine & Spirits Group - Springboro, OH, www.ron-barcelo.com

Ron Viejo de Caldas 8 Year Old Carta de Oro Rum, Gran Reserva, Columbia, 40%, $20, Shaw Ross Int'l Importers - Miramar, FL, www.shaw-ross.com

Zaya 12 Year Old Rum, Guatemala, 40%, $30, Wilson Daniels - St. Helena, CA



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danimal
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Joined: Dec 07, 2006
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Posted: 2007-02-01 10:36 am   Permalink

    Hi,
what, no rhum agricole from Tahiti? Does anyone know where to get tahitian rhum? By the way,
One Barrel has a website at www.onebarrelrum.com.

      Dan



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thejab
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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Posted: 2007-02-01 10:52 am   Permalink

Thanks for the info. But, I would take it with a grain of salt when the likes of Bacardi Razz gets a silver medal alongside a superior rum like Neisson Reserve Rhum Speciale.

 
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martiki
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Posted: 2007-02-01 12:00 pm   Permalink

SF Spirits Competition is highly suspect. Marketing $$ goes a long way towards the top medals.

 
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