Once an Entry has been submitted and paid, it is understood that the participant has read, understood and accepted the South African Rum Jury – Rum Tasting Competition Guidelines. Once Registered the Event Organiser will not reimburse the Registration Fee and/or expenses incurred in sending Products or presenting paperwork.



The Rum Tasting Competition is open to all Rum Brands from all Countries around the World.

There is no limit to how many Rum Products can be entered into the Rum Tasting Competition by the same Company, but each Rum Product must be Registered separately.

Each Registration Form must be completed on-line by an authorised Representative of the Brand, guaranteeing that the Rum was produced only from fermented Sugarcane Juice or its derivatives. 

Products made from Beet Molasses, Sorghum or Corn Syrup will not be allowed in this Competition.

The same Rum Product will not be allowed in two or more different Categories.

Rum Products must be commercially available – not necessarily only in South Africa. 

Rum Products submitted with labels lacking a Commercial Barcode and/or Distributor or Importer information will not be allowed. 

The Event Organiser reserves the right to test the Rum Products submitted against those available through Liquor Stores.


All Brands/Variants interested in participating in the South African Rum Jury 2019 – Rum Tasting Competition must register on-line:

Once the on-line registration is completed and approved, all participants must comply with all the Rules, Regulations and Guidelines of the Rum Tasting Competition in order to be included in the Judging and Awarding process.

The Registration Fee is R1000 per Product/Entry. All shipping costs for the Product Bottles remain the sole responsibility of the participating Companies. The deadlines for receiving Rum Products for the Competition are as follows:

Registration Fee for Entries received before  20th November 2019 is R1000/Entry.

Registration fee for entries received between 21st  and 23rd November 2019 is R1250/Entry.

Complete Registration process, including physical reception and payment must be complete prior to the 23rd November 2019 deadline. If not, the entries will be disqualified.

No Entries will be accepted after 23rd November 2019.

It is required to send two (2) Product Bottles of each Entry. The Product Bottles need to be Registered to sell in South Africa. Companies that do not send the requested number of Product Bottles will be automatically removed from the Competition. 


Shipments of South African Registered Entries that originate from within South Africa can be sent to:


Andrew Kiloh – The RumBro, 1 Appian Place, 373 Kent Ave, Ferndale, Randburg 2194