It's a tough job, but someone's got to do it, I suppose.
All photos by Laine Doss Beautiful color.
Each year, in addition to tastings, seminars, and general rum-infused revelry, the Miami Rum Renaissance festival hands out awards for the world's best rums in several categories. The awards will be announced Friday in a gala presentation where thousands of rum enthusiasts are expected to gather.
Winning an XP award is a big thing, with medals of achievement proudly placed around the necks of the bottles that have proved to be superior by a
drunk esteemed panel of judges over the course of several days of swirling, sniffing, and sipping. So who are these people who taste rum on a professional basis, anyway?