Bambarra Reserve 8 Year Old Rum does it again
For the second year in a row Bambarra Reserve 8 Year Old Rum has been awarded the best in category at the Second Annual Puerto Rican International Rum Awards.
The awards were held at the “Taste of Rum International Rum and Food Festival” in Old San Juan in March of 2010.
Bambarra Reserve was voted best in category in the International Aged Rum Awards by a select committee of international rum experts.
To see a list of the complete results please click on the logo below:-
Bambarra Reserve wins its first international award
The Wine Cellar in conjunction with Bambarra Rum is pleased to announce that Bambarra 8 Year Old Reserve Rum won a gold medal in the “Taste of Rum, An International Rum and Food Festival” held in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 23-24, 2009.
This was the first competition Bambarra Reserve Rum had entered. It was entered in the “International Aged Rum” category, where it swept the category. Other rums in the competition included Bacardi, Brugal, Barcelo, Don Q, Malibu, Castillo, Barrilito, 10 Cane, Trigo, Palo Viejo, Ron Llave, Ron Canita and Ron Granado.
The Bambarra rums are the first rums to be blended and bottled in the Turks and Caicos Islands and are distributed exclusively by the Wine Cellar, Provdenciales. The Bambarra Rums were launched in November, 2008, and have since become very popular with locals and tourists alike.
Bambarra Reserve Rum is one of four rums in the Bambarra range. The others being Bambarra 2 Year Old Gold Rum, Bambarra 2 Year Old Silver Rum and the soon to be released Bambarra Coconut Rum.
Bambarra 8 Year Old Reserve Rum is a blend of rums that have been aged a minimum of eight years in once used American oak barrels, that previously held aged Bourbon. The combination of oak and bourbon give the rum a very smooth, citrus, vanilla taste, that is perfect for sipping straight or over a few cubes of ice and maybe a splash of water. For those who don’t like to drink their rum straight this rum also makes a perfect cocktail where a strong rum taste is desired.
Bambarra Rum is named after the liberated African slaves who were released after the slave ship, the Trouvadore, they were enslaved on, ran aground off East Caicos in 1841 on its way to Cuba. These slaves were released in the Turks and Caicos islands, as slavery had been abolished in the British Empire.
Once in the Turks and Caicos Islands the freed slaves began a new life, with many working in the salt trade. Several of these former slaves settled in Bambarra, on Middle Caicos, which today remains the only settlement in the Turks and Caicos Islands with an African name. Bambarra Rums are a salute to the winds of fate that blew the slaves onto East Caicos and to their subsequent freedom in the tropical paradise of the Turks and Caicos Islands.
Click on the photo below to see the full results of the festival:-
Bambarra 8 Year Old Reserve Rum retails at approximately $17 to $20 and is available at most liquor stores and restaurants in Providenciales.