The Pinnacle of Rum Tasting and Elucidation! This certification is for those that are willing to become masters of the fine art of rum discernment. What does Rummelier certification entail? You have probably participated in one of the Royal Rum Society's live events or attended virtually through the internet. This prestigious certification requires a maximum amount of effort - tasting a lot of Rum! Let's take a look at each class section for a brief overview:
Section 1 - The History of Rum
The history of Rum is fascinating. Pirates, Royalty, Distillers and Common-folk have all played a role in the development of the Rums that we enjoy today. In this section, we'll cover how Rum was developed and tweaked over time!
Section 2 - How Rum is Made
Many of us have probably taken a distillery tour at some point in our lives. In this section, we'll cover the process of distillation from the beginning to end along with various aging processes such as Solera method and types of casks. What does an 18 year aged Rum really mean? What is a Sherry Oak finish? You'll find out here....
Section 3 - Rum Terms
What's the difference between Rum vs Rhum vs Ron? What does Haut Gaut mean and why is it important? Rum Language 101 will be covered in this section.
Section 4 - Rum Trivia
Time for some fun facts and a chance to check how well you would do on Jeopardy if "Rum" was a category on the show!
Section 5 - Types of Rum
Aged, Dark, White, Flavored, Spiced, Rum Liquor, Cachaca. We'll discuss each of these and the characteristics that place them into a certain category.
Section 6 - Rum Tasting Basics
If you looked ever looked up a review on a certain Rum, you've probably seen been bombarded with endless descriptions. "Hints of Cinnamon", "Vanilla flavors" "Smoky Oak Finish". We are going to make it a bit simpler and limit it to some basic categories utilizing the Royal Rum Society's™ taste rating system which will be covered in training.
By training our palate to discern these Rum Characteristics and be able to categorize the Rums based on these attributes, we will be able to successfully make recommendations to others.
Now for the real fun part!!
Action Requirement - Must taste a minimum of 200 distinct rums and rate based on taste categories. Samples from All rum types in Section 5 must be included. For this section, you will be provided with a Tasting Journal where you will rate and record your findings....and, yes, you are allowed to make changes later based on comparisons between Rums!
Section 7 - Communicating Rum Characteristics
So...at this point, we've learned at lot about Rums. We've had a chance to discern the differences between a multitude of Rums and catalogue them in your provided Rum Tasting Journal. How do we communicate this information and advise a fellow Rum drinker?
The formula is simple - RUMS™
R - Relate your Rum knowledge level
U- Understand your friend's likes and dislikes based on the basic taste categories, and..
S - Suggestions based on your experiences and your friend's desires!
Completion of ALL available Rummelier® Advanced Classes
Must have toured a minimum of 10 Rum Distilleries.
Interested in becoming an Official Royal Rum Society Master Rummelier?