International Tasting Competitions at Miami Rum FestThe RumXP (International Rum Expert Panel) Competition • Consumer Rum Jury Competition
The Miami Rum Renaissance Festival and International Trade Exposition is home to the most prestigious blind tasting competitions: The RumXP International Rum Expert Tasting Panel Competition and the Consumer Rum Jury.
The RumXP Judging Competition
Rum promoter and author Robert A. Burr established a panel of experts to evaluate fine rums. Their collective expertise is unrivaled in the spirits world. These noted experts on cane spirits are often invited to appraise new rum products and judge spirits at international rum tasting competitions. Their combined experience spans many dozens of countries and hundreds of brands.
The RumXP International Rum Expert Tasting Panel convenes once a year in Miami to evaluate a wide range of cane spirits from all over the globe. RumXP judges are experienced evaluators of rum spirits from many countries, offering expert guidance in their selections of outstanding rum products.
At Miami Rum Fest, they are sequestered for three days of discrete blind tasting sessions. The results are compiled by a seasoned staff of statisticians and the awards are announced at Miami Rum Festival.
The Consumer Rum Jury Tasting Competition
Enthusiastic rum consumers are gaining greater awareness and appreciation for the finest rum expressions. At the Miami Rum Renaissance Festival in April, RumXP leader Robert Burr organizes a Consumer Rum Tasting Jury.
These qualified consumer judges are presented with an array of blind tasting samples to evaluate using the same strict standards and procedures employed by the international rum experts in their competition.
The results are compiled by a seasoned staff of statisticians and the awards are announced at Miami Rum Festival.