MarlinSpike has won the Gold medal at the 2018 Rum and Cachaça Master!

Written by:
Alex Darwazeh
March 14, 2018

We are proud to share MarlinSpike has won the Gold medal in the category super-premium Gold rums at the 2018 Rum and Cachaça Master.

About The Global Spirits Masters

in 2008, The Global Spirits Masters has continued to seek and reward excellence
from across the world, encouraging recognition among consumers and trade for
quality in spirits.

Judging for The Global Spirits
Masters is divided into
to ensure each spirit category is given
the utmost attention by specialized judges. 

For the past decade, the Masters has
sought to retain its individuality as the
, including experienced
bartenders, spirits journalists, and spirits educators...

Entrants can rest assured that their
product has been measured constructively and without bias by our panels of
trained professionals.

guarantees that entrants’ medal wins
are visible to a truly international and industry-focused audience. In
addition, the results are also posted on



1. The
judging process is conducted under strict conditions to ensure complete
impartiality and the delivery of fair scores. The Global Spirits Masters is the
only blind tasting competition to pride itself on using completely independent
judges, free of any tie to particular brands. Judges are chosen according to
their expertise in each category.

2. Products
are assessed blind in numbered ISO glasses, which are poured with care at a
distance from the judging area. Each entry is marked on appearance, aroma,
palate and overall balance.

3. Entries
are tasted alongside other examples in their category but are considered
individually and on their own merit.

4. At
the end of each competition, the Masters winners are tasted once more
side-by-side to determine the Grand Spirits Master of that category.


About MarlinSpike: Rum, but not as you know it.

Pioneering new
Horizons: The ultimate spirit to discover entirely new taste sensations.

MarlinSpike's atypical 888 HighSeas blend offers the unique combination
of refreshing drinkability and the right flavour complexity; allowing consumers
to experience an entirely new taste dimension, even when simply savoured over
ice. The blend also lifts existing rum cocktails, allows for the creation of
entirely new mixed drinks and unexpected pairing opportunities. The 888
HighSeas blend is even proved to have a superior tonic water aroma match versus
any leading Gin.


About MSB-Spirits

MSB-Spirits is a Belgian start-up initially created by Alexander S.
Darwazeh, a former senior executive of AB-InBev, and several co- founders
including Judith van Gestel, expert in client key accounting and production. 

says Alex.