Ministry of Rum competition a gold rush

Sixty-five rums were entered in this year's Ministry of Rum Tasting Competition in Miami Beach, FL.

Forty-four of them, or 68% of all those entered, were awarded gold medals.

The competition was organized by Edward Hamilton, author of several books on rum, and proprietor of the Ministry of Rum Web site.

The gold medalists, in alphabetical order:

Abuelo 7 year old
Abuelo 12 year old
Admiral Rodney
Bacardi 8
Bacardi Reserva Limitada
Barceló Imperial Rum
Bacardi Select Rum
Barceló Gran Añejo Rum
Bacardi 8
Bacardi Limitada Reserva
Bacardi Select
Batiste Rhum Agricole Blanc
Boca Loca Cachaça
Cabana Cachaça
Castries Rum Cream
Castro Rum
Cubaney 8 Años Solera Reserva
Cubaney 15 Años Solera Reserva
Cruzan Aged Dark Rum
Cruzan Single Barrel
Diplomatico Blanco
Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva
D J Cachaça
Dos Maderas PX
El Dorado 3 Year Old Cask Aged White Rum
El Dorado 5 Year Old Cask Aged Rum
Flor de Cana Rum Gold 4 year old
Hacienda Saruro
MaDoudou Vanille
Montanya Platino
Mount Gay Extra Old Barbados Rum
Opthimus 25 Años Summa Cum Laude
Rogue Dark Rum
Rogue Hazelnut Spiced Rum
Rum Jumbie
Rum Jumbie Coconut Splash
Seven Tiki Spiced
St. Nicholas Abbey 10 Years Old
Temptryst Applewood Light
Temptryst Hickory Light
Temptryst Peachwood Light
Tommy Bahama White Sand
Vizcaya Cask 21 Rum

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