For many years, Grenada has been known…
Alive and authentic, Belmont Estate is the ultimate Caribbean agro-tourism adventure. This restored estate produces organic cocoa, operates an organic goat dairy, and has its own museum, gardens, restaurant and catering services.
Grand Etang Lake
Considered the crown of Grenada, this mysterious crater lake sits silently in the Grand Etang Forest Reserve 1,742 feet/ 531 metres above sea level and is a fitting rest stop for hikers and other visitors to the Grand Etang National Park.
Fort George, the oldest structure in the country was completed in1705. There are old tunnels and narrow stair cases and the ramparts evoke a feeling of the past. It provides a stunning view of the capital, the Carenage and the harbour, which is Ideal for photography.
River Antoine Rum Distillery
No other distillery in the entire Caribbean has been in operation as long as River Antoine, and very few have so carefully maintained traditional methods of rum preparation. Visitors can watch as rum is made in much the same manner that it was in the 18th century, when it fired the throats of the real buccaneers.
Expert Rum Judges Heading to Grenada
August 20, 2012
The line up of expert rum judges for the 2012 CAB Rum tasting competition has been announced. Ten international rum aficionados will be jetting into the ‘Spice Isle’ of Grenada, to take part in the blind tasting contest as part of the 3rd Caribbean Rum & Beer Festival hosted in Grenada on 2-3 November 2012.
The rum panel will consist of experienced rum professionals considered as key industry influencers. The judges are recognised within the rum industry and the rum blogosphere. The line up includes;
- Bob Davies - The Rumelier
- Carl Kanto - Rum professional
- Dave Russell - RnD Rum Reviews
- Lisette Davis - Rum Boat Retreat
- Luis Ayala - ‘Got Rum?’ Magazine editor
- Margaret Ayala - ‘Got Rum?’ Magazine editor
- Mike Streeter - Rum Connection
- Nicholas Feris - Rum Collective
- Robert Burr Rob’s - Rum Guide / Rum Examiner
- Steve Bennett - Uncommon Caribbean
Festival Manager Ms. Cheryl Collymore explained ‘When we announced that Grenada was to be the host country for 2012 we were overwhelmed by the response from rum experts wanting to be included on the rum panel. We are exceptionally pleased with the final line up of rum judges and believe that rum producers will have every confidence in the outcome of the contest.’
Rum products entered into the blind tasting contest will be judged according to rum categories. The judges will award Gold, Silver and Bronze accolades to the adjudicated top three rums in each category. The rums will be appraised on four characteristics; Appearance, Aroma, Taste & Overall Impression.
Whilst in Grenada the rum judges will be the guests of the Grenada Hotel and Tourism Association. In conjunction with the Grenada Board of Tourism the judges will be the VIP guests at an evening cocktail reception and will be treated to a tour of the island and visits to Grenada’s local rum distilleries.
Azure Management Services Inc. is the organisation responsible for the planning and deployment of the Caribbean Rum & Beer Festival. The company is based in Barbados.
Ms. Cheryl Collymore
Festival Event Manager
Azure Management Services Inc.
Cell: (246) 262 0322