SOUTH AFRICAN RUM AWARDS
WELCOME TO THE
The competition is open to all rums commercially available in South Africa.
The judging will be done blind.
Judging will take place independently in Cape Town.
An experienced and knowledgeable team of judges will make up the panel.
Results will be audited by certified auditors.
RULES AND ENTRY CRITERIA
1. The rum has to be available for purchase in South Africa.
2. There is no limit to the number of entries per producer or distributor.
3. Cost of entry is R1300 per rum.
4. Please indicate all applicable categories for the rum on the entry form.
5. Proof of payment confirms your entry.
6. Open for entries from Monday 12 July 2021.
7. The closing date for entries is Friday 10 September 2021.
8. For every label entered, two bottles are required for judging.
9. Deliveries: 14 & 15 September 2021.
10. Delivery details provided upon confirmation of entry.
To enter, complete the entry form and send with proof of payment via email
to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 10 September 2021.
If you have any queries or questions, please email email@example.com.
Bacardi Anejo Cuatro
Bacardi Carta Negra – BEST COLUMN STILL
Cape of Storms Fyn Botanical – BEST FLAVOURED/SPICED
Cape of Storms Oak Infused
De Vry Die Warm Rasta – BEST RUM, BEST COLUMN & POTSTILL
Defiant Gold Eswatini
Don Papa 10 YO
Don Papa 7 YO
Don Papa Sherry Casks
Havana Club Anejo 7 YO
Innocent Spirits Amber Barrel
Mhoba American Oak Aged
Mhoba Bushfire – BEST AGRICOLE/CACHAÇA, BEST POTSTILL
Mhoba Select Release White
Still 33 Captain Stone
De Vry Die Warm Rasta – MOST EXCEPTIONAL RUM
GOLD MEDAL WINNERS
GOLD MEDAL WINNERS
Bacardi Gran Reserva Diez
Bacardi Añejo Cuatro
Casa de Vino Explorers Rum
Casa de Vino Swazi Gold rum
Deep South White Rum
Earthbound Silver Rum - BEST COLUMN AND POT STILL
Earthbound Amber Rum
Elephantom African Dark Rum
Floating Dutchman Cape Rum - BEST COLUMN STILL
Incendo ID Golden Rum
Innocent Spirits Amber Barrel Rum - BEST POT STILL
Innocent Spirits Coldbrew Coffee Mocha Spirit Aperitif - BEST FLAVOURED AND SPICED
Spirit of Limpopo Handcrafted Rum
Time Anchor Barrel Aged Pot Still Rum
Time Anchor Single Cask Aged Pot Still Rum
Wilderer Rogue Rum
Floating Dutchman Cape Rum- MOST EXCEPTIONAL RUM
Rum is a distilled spirit made by fermenting, then distilling sugarcane molasses or sugar cane juice.
It is made in over 80 countries around the world on 5 continents. The making of rum goes back many centuries and is steeped in history.
Each rum will be judged in their respective categories.
4. Pot still
5. Column still
6. Column & potstill
7. Flavoured & spiced
When filling out the entry form, please indicate which of the above categories apply to the entered rum.
HOW TO ENTER
OPENING DATE FOR ENTRIES
Monday 12 July 2021
CLOSING DATE FOR ENTRIES
Friday 10 September 2021
DELIVERY OF SAMPLES
14 & 15 September 2021
17 & 18 September 2021
Within a week of judging
Before entering, please read through the competition details carefully.
If you have any queries about the eligibility of your product or about this competition, please don't hesitate to contact us.
To enter, simply download the entry form below, fill it out and send it together with proof of payment (R1300 per rum entered) by email to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before Friday 10 September 2021.
Rums for judging (two bottles per label) to be delivered to Cape Town.
Delivery details upon confirmation of entry.
Leah van Deventer
While Leah is foremost a drinks writer and commentator – and the title holder of the South African BAR Awards Media Contributor of the Year – her expertise in all things spirits have resulted in her taking on many roles in the liquor industry, including course convenor, ambassador and consultant. Leah’s currently a global judge in the International Sugarcane Spirits Awards, the Academy Chair for Africa South for The World’s 50 Best Bars and a Spirited Awards judge for Middle East and Africa.
Kurt Schlechter, or ‘King Kurt’ as he’s known in the trade, is a highly experienced judge, educator, spirits consultant and flavour virtuoso, with nearly three decades experience in the South African drinks industry. Not only was he named one of the Bar World 100 most influential drinks industry figures for 2019, globally, but Kurt currently heads up the Bar Stars spirits training academy for Africa as well as owns and runs Cause Effect, which won Best Bar Team and Best Cocktail Bar at the 2019 South African BAR Awards.