Now celebrating its second year, the Barcelona Rum Congress has announced the establishment of the Barcelona Rum Awards.

2017 Barcelona Rum Congress, Barcelona Rum Awards, BRAwards, Barcelona Rum Congress, rum festival, Robert Burr, rum awardsThe event takes place in Barcelona, Spain on the last two days of October: the 30th and 31st. Among the featured sections are the Tasting Tunnel, The Showcase Hall and the Distributor Pool. Master classes, seminars, guest bartenders and keynote speakers deliver valuable knowledge and inspiration for all who attend this grand tasting event.

Barcelona Rum Awards

Abbreviated as the BRAwards, the program brings together respected rum judges from around the world to evaluate and recognize the best rums in each category submitted to the competition.

The well known international and independent jurists reflecting a wide range of expertise in the spirits industry include Alexandre Vingtier, writer specialized in rum; Benoît Bail Founder of La Confrerie du Rhum and Managing Partner at The Rum Embassy; Jean-Paul Bouyat, President of Bardinet; Jerry Gitany, co-founder of La Cofrerie du Rhum; Oriol Elías, consultant and bartender and Barcelona’s leading rum expert; Robert Burr, founder of the Miami Rum Renaissance Festival and leader of the International Rum Expert Panel; and Santiago Bronchales, oenologist, spirits consultant and founder of Blended & Matured.

The jury will be led by Javier Pulido – writer, consultant and Director of Spirits Master in Spain.

The Barcelona Rum Awards will be announced during the afternoon of October 30th, the inauguration day of the BRC’17.

Recognizing Excellence

The special feature of the BRAwards is their aspiration to become the didactic and trend guide for professionals; in addition to a recognizable and trusted mark to be used for the general public when selecting fine rums.

2017 Barcelona Rum Congress

The Barcelona Rum Congress (BRC) is an annual meeting of the rum industry and mixology — a platform for business, inspiration, networking and dissemination of trends, products and practices. Featured spirits are selected by a team of experts and lovers of the sector from the international spirits industry.

The Congress is divided into three vertices: Exhibition, Education, Experience.

In its second edition, BRC ’17 seeks to extend its spirit by creating an atmosphere of growth and appreciation for the rum industry, cocktails and gastronomy.


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