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October 13, 2011

Liquid Living Magazine


International Cane Spirits Tasting Competions

2008 Tasting Competition and Judges

The Polished Palate is pleased to announce the 3rd Annual International Rum Tasting Competition taking place in Ybor City on Thursday and Friday, March 27 & 28 2008.

While there are other judging platforms, the Polished Palate Tasting Competition (formerly called the International Cane Spirits Festival® in 2006 and 2007) is the first and only such recognized competition for sugar cane-based spirits in the United States.

The first Polished Palate competition took place in Ybor City in 2006. 58 brands were judged.

The 2nd Polished Palate competition took place at the Cuban Club on March 2007. 80 brands were judged.

One again, this year’s competition co-hosts are Jack Robertiello and Robert Plotkin

Jack Robertiello
Jack Robertiello

Robert Plotkin
Robert Plotkin

Judges

Terry Jones
Terry Jones

Louise Owens
Louise Owen

Jerri Banks
Jerri Banks

Chris Sherman
Chris Sherman

Eric Schiller
Eric Schiller

Phil Lempert
Phil Lempert

Ian Williams
Ian Williams

Arturo Sighinolfi, Judge
Arturo Sighinolfi

Rick Crossland
Rick Crossland