Great British Food Awards 2021

Drinks (alcohol) RUM Judged byMiranda Hayman, owner of Hayman’s Rum WINNER Hattiers Eminence,White RumBlendedAged “Lovely fresh bright tropical notes from the Jamaican rumon the nose, hints of vegetal and light sugarcane flavours. It was smooth and balanced on the palate with a long finish. There were hints of sweetness and buttery notes, as well as natural sweet tropical fruit coming through. This wasmy winner as it felt very versatile due to its smoothness and balance and depth of flavours. I think it wouldwork very well in a cocktail such as a daiquiri, or other rumcocktails.” HIGHLY COMMENDED Courtney’s Drinks, GrumblebeeHoney SpicedRum “This is attractively packaged and is equally appealing in taste. Burstingwith vanilla, toffee, tropical fruits on the nose and notes of coconut, fudge and honey on the palate. It was smooth and balanced to taste and a nice finish. It did have a slight alcohol burn on the palate (slightly bitter) whichmoved this into second place for me.” HIGHLY COMMENDED RathleeDistillingCo Ltd, SeaAged Limited Release Rum “Lovely packaging – sophisticated and eye-catching. Soft floral tropical notes on the nose with hints of toast and oak. It is balanced on the palate with some deep whisky notes of oak, toast andwood. Overall balanced but I got a slight astringent finish which put this in third place. It wouldwork well inwhisky style cocktails.” 58