Chair of Judges Peter Holland (The Floating Rum Shack) and competition organiser David T Smith (Summerfruitcup / Rum of the Year) discuss the emerging category of Botanical rums. this was a new category for Rum of the year and six varieties entered. The talk covers questions such as “what is botanical rum?” as well as a tasting through some great examples.

0:00 Start
3:30 What is Botanical Rum
06:15 Salcombe Whitestrand
12:00 Scratch Botanical Rum
19:20 Portsmouth’s Forum Garden Rum
25:30 Brixton Distillery’s Market Row
31:08 Unconventional Distillery with Pioneer 38.17 English Spirit Distillery with Sir Ranulph Fiennes Great British Rum
45:00 Mixing with Botanical Rums and General comments about UK Rum industry