2015 Miami Rum Renaissance RumXP Gold MedalRumXP International Rum Expert Tasting Panel selects Yolo Rum as Gold Medal winner in the “Aged 10 to 15 Year” category.

The 7th annual Miami Rum Renaissance Festival is currently taking place at the DoubleTree by Hilton Miami Airport Convention Center in Miami, Florida.  The festival attracts rum experts, industry professionals, and rum enthusiasts spanning the globe as it is one of the premier rum events in the world.  One of the highlights from the event has been the International Rum Expert Panel tasting competition which occurred on the first day of the event.  The esteemed RumXP panel boasts some of the most respected and revered rum experts in the world, and a multitude of rum expressions from around the globe that enter the competition annually.  It’s with a great deal of excitement and gratitude that we announce that Yolo Rum was selected as a recipient of a RumXP Gold Medal.  The medal was awarded to Yolo Rum Gold for being a standout spirit in the “Aged Rum 10 – 15 Year” category.  This is truly a great honor to be recognized by such an elite group of rum experts as one of the finest rums in the world.
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Twelve members of the International Rum Expert Panel and five guest judges participated in six tasting sessions of 14 categories with 127 of the finest rums in the world presented for evaluation this year.  The 2015 Miami Rum Renaissance Festival Judges were as follows:

Bernhard Schäfer
Germany
Spirits Writer / Consultant

Juan del Busto
USA | FL
Rum Collector / Spirits Judge

John Gibbons
Sweden
Spirits Ambassador / Spirits Judge

Rene van Hoven
Holland
Spirits Writer / rumpages.com

Ingvar Thomsen
Denmark
Spirits Writer / romthomsen.dk

2015 Guest Judges

Marie King
USA | CA
Tonga Hut Los Angeles

Suzanne Long
USA | CA
mixanthrope.com

Mark Theron
St. Kitts and Nevis
ronrumrhum.com

Alexander Britell
USA | FL
caribjournal.com

Click here for a complete list of 2015 RumXP Medal Award winners

Additional photo credit to violaphoto.com

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