Westerhall 10XO Rum and Jack Iron Rum received the highest accolade awarded, the title of GOLD in the Aged Rums and Over proof Rums category respectively. Westerhall White Jack Rum was also awarded Bronze in the over proof category, and SILVER for Westerhall Dark 7 Y.O. in the BROWN category and Westerhall 12 Degrees Rum in the White Rum Category. This brought the total medal count to Five, making Westerhall Rums the Top Awardee for Grenada and the 2015 CAB Awards.
The annual blind tasting competition took place during the just concluded 2015 Caribbean Rum & Beer Festival held in St Maarten, hosted at the Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino. In a closed room session the judging panel sampled over 60 rums and made their decisions based upon 4 criteria; Appearance, Aroma, Taste and Overall Impression; and awarded medallions to the adjudicated top three products in each section
This year the judging panel included the co-founders of the International Rum Council Dave Russell, Mike Streeter, Carlton Grooms and Nick Feris, as well as rum exporters to Asia; Shinobu & Maryse Uchiono of Gwad-Link, in addition to Bob Leonard, Martin Shawn, Mark Theron, Carl Kanto, Philip Ils and Jonathan Collymore.
“We are extremely pleased that our selected rums were very successful in this ever growing international competition, and to have won GOLD twice in two highly competitive category’s; Premium and over proof,” says Damon Du Bois, marketing Manager of the Westerhall Estate Ltd. “These are award winning rums and we invite everyone to experience them responsibly.”