The Royal Rum Society™ is dedicated to the identification and enjoyment of fine Rums from around the world and the sharing among members in a judge-free environment. One of the missions of the Royal Rum Society™ is educating the general public about the Rum spirit via the Certified Rummelier® Program. Additionally, we are committed to giving back to communities where rum is produced with our "SPIRIT of CANE™" philanthropic endeavors.
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.
Awarded to individuals for the fulfillment of the prescribed course of study and related requisites prescribed by the Royal Rum Society™ in addition to displaying a mastery of the art of fine rum discernment and elucidation
Hosted by the Royal Rum Society™, Rummelier® graduates are invited to attend a monthly virtual meeting featuring interactive rum discussions with leading industry professionals.
One of the goals of the Royal Rum Society™ is the introduction and championing of the Rum spirit to the general public. The variety of Rums available in the marketplace is vast with choices counting in the thousands.
The Gold Doubloon™ Awards are presented annually and are designed to recognize establishments such as restaurants and bars that feature a wide array of Rums. Criteria is based not only on actual volume of Rums, but the presented varieties/flavor profiles as well. Simply put: Establishments that feature a greater number of rums with the largest definable varietal selections are awarded the highest number of Gold Doubloons - 5. (Doubloons will be awarded solely at the discretion of the Royal Rum Society's™ certified judges based on comparative industry standards)
The Silver Doubloon™ Award recognizes establishments that feature Certified Rummeliers® on staff and are awarded annually as well. The Certified Rummeliers® have been trained to properly elucidate rum flavor characteristics and act as guides for patron's personal rum journeys. An establishment will receive one Silver Doubloon™ for each staff member that has completed the Official Rummelier® Certification program.
Order your Official Rum Tasting Journal here! This journal allows the member to rate and make notes for over 100 individual rums based on specific classifications developed and utilized by Royal Rum Society's Founders and certified Rummeliers®. This journal is a required element for certification of Rumsommer, Rumitasse, Rummelier® and Master Rummelier designations.
The Official participant guide for the Rumsommer™ beginner rum course. This guide allows a participant to follow along the live training class while making notes. Additionally, it contains a section for adding tasting notes for chosen and sample rums.
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.