What does the Rumitasse training consist of? Whether you participate in one of the Royal Rum Society's live events or attend virtually through the internet, the class will be interactive, informative and FUN! 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 briefly cover how Rum was developed and tweaked over time!
Section 2 - The Distillation and Aging Process
Many of us have probably taken a distillery tour at some point in our lives. In this section, we'll overview 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 Trivia
Time for some fun facts and a chance to prepare you to dominate the "Rum" category if you happened to be a contestant on Jeopardy!
Section 4 - Types of Rum
Aged, Dark, White, Flavored, Spiced, Rum Liquor, Cachaca. We'll summarize each of these and the characteristics that place them into a certain category along with introducing you to the Royal Rum Society's™ Hexagon system.
Section 5 - Rum Tasting Basics
In this section, we'll give you a few tasting tips along with introducing you to the Royal Rum Society's™ simplified tasting system as featured in the Rum Tasting Journal.
By training our palate to discern these Rum Characteristics and be able to categorize the Rums based on these attributes.
Now for the real fun part!!
Action Requirement - Must taste a minimum of 8 rums and rate based on taste categories. For this section, you will be provided with a Rum Tasting Journal where you will rate and record your findings....and, yes, you are allowed to make changes later based on comparisons between Rums! Following the Rum Tasting Requirement, there will be a virtual rum tasting session with a Certified Rummelier® to complete the certification.
Interested in becoming an Official Royal Rum Society Rumitasse? Click below to find out when the next training event will be held and how to register!