The 2012 CAB Awards
The 2012 Caribbean Alcohol Beverage (CAB) Tasting Competition
The annual Caribbean Alcohol Beverage (CAB) tasting competition is an established part of the Caribbean Rum & Beer Festival. The competition is fierce and the winners deserve to be recognised as 'best in class'. The blind tasting session took place on 1 November 2012.
Each catergory of product was judged by a rum or beer panel made up of industry experts.
Members of the esteemed expert rum panel included influential rum commentators from the International Rum XP panel, the editors of ‘Got Rum’ magazine as well as members of the Ministry of Rum.
The expert beer panel contained a range of brewmasters, authors of beer publications and beer pundits.
All products were sampled blind and judges awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze accolades to the adjudicated top three products in each section. Products were appraised on four charactersitics; Appearance, Aroma, Taste & Overall Impression.
|Rum Sections||Beer Sections|
|Gold||Lager / Pils (up to 6.9% ABV)|
|Dark||Dark Beer (up to 6.9% ABV)|
|Aged (5 - 9 years)||Strong Beer (7.0% ABV & above)|
|Aged (10 -14 years)|
|Premium Aged (15 years plus)|