Your guide to understanding Rummelier® Certification
Become a Rum Connoisseur and share your knowledge with patrons and friends. The Royal Rum Society™ has Rummelier® certification programs for all levels from the person who just wants to know more about Rum all the way to a Master Rummelier® Certification - the highest degree of Rum knowledge, discernment and elucidation!
Note: In keeping with our neutrality in respect to brands, producers or professional organizations, The Royal Rum Society™ nor Rummelier® solicits nor will accept any endorsement of any type. The organization is completely self-funded and receives no compensation from any brand or producer.
What are the requirements in order to attain the Rummelier® certification and title. Find out more here!
Find out more about the wonderful world of Rum
Rummelier® graduates hail from 16 different countries around the globe. Click below to see the graduate list:
Hosted by the Royal Rum Society™, the Rummelier® Roundtable is a monthly virtual meeting that allows lively interactions with leading industry professionals. Limited to Official Rummelier® Graduates only!
"Great source of information about rum. It’s not the college sweet and inexpensive spirit you might think you know. This body of education provides the tools to appreciate not only one of the most complex spirits on earth, but others as well. The course gives you an understanding of the various expressions and how they are crafted from the base sugar cane, harvesting, processing, fermentation, distillation, aging and blending. You also gain the knowledge about the characteristics unique to the source country, region and distillery that create the various flavor profiles of the wide range of rums. You also learn how to rate rums based on an international set of guidelines established to provide the taster with a uniform framework to judge by using your own taste palate. All this information allows you to make better decisions when selecting a rum whether sipping or mixing a cocktail or even suggesting a rum to a fellow enthusiast. Oh and it’s fun!" - John Atkins III, Rummelier® Graduate, USA
"The program really opened my eyes as to the wide varieties of the rum spirit internationally. I really enjoyed learning how to communicate the differences in rums to others. Meeting other rum enthusiasts and being able to discuss rum with them is an added bonus!" - Dr. Juan Villalona, Rummelier® Graduate, USA/Dominican Republic
"This was a very informative program even with my extensive training on spirits, rums, wines, etc. The program provides some great information ...even some things I didn't know myself as a seasoned professional. I picked up lots of information from rums around the world. The classes were very engaging which made learning interesting" - David Barker, Rummelier® Graduate, Barbados
"Rummelier® is a must have for the rum lovers & history buff’s. Greg has a amazing understanding of rum, facts & History. From aging to great stories to share with friends. Dive into a incredible journey & I highly recommend the RUMMELIER® COURSE!" - Jeff Peddle, Rummelier® Graduate, Canada
Want to take an even deeper dive into the world of rum? These Advanced Sessions offer an opportunity for Certified Rummeliers® to have a one-on-one discussion with Master Rummelier® and WIRSPA Community Envoy Matt Pietrek of Cocktailwonk.com. These sessions satisfy the training requirements for Master Rummelier® designation.
Need a copy of the Official Royal Rum Society™ Rum Tasting Journal? Click on the "Order" button and you'll be directed to Amazon!
Participating in a live Rumsommer™ session? Order your official participant guide and tasting journal here:
A throwback to the days of vintage comic books, Master Rummeliers® Greg D. Hill and John Atkins take readers on a fun journey into the colorful history of rum, how the spirit is produced and a guide to appreciating the most diverse beverage in the world.