Barbados Rum Experience

Barbados Rum Experience

Offering a once in a lifetime experience for a rum aficionado

The IWSC is proud to announce its involvement in The Barbados Rum Experience, in partnership with Foursquare Rum Distillery.

Future ambassador for Barbados Rum

The IWSC and Foursquare Rum Distillery are looking for the next ambassador of Barbados Rum.

We are delighted to offer an experienced drinks writer/communicator, with a keen interest in rum, the chance of a lifetime to learn more about the history of this iconic spirit, and there is no better way to do that than in its homeland, Barbados.

The IWSC will be rewarding a £2.5k bursary to the winner, to go towards travel and expenses in Barbados. Foursquare Rum Distillery will be organising accommodation and a ticket to The Barbados Rum Experience.

The winner will also work closely with the IWSC and its consumer brand, Club Oenologique, to generate content during the trip to Barbados.

Congratulations to Steve Rush our lucky winner. Discover why our judges chose Steve for this once in a liftetime experience.

Entry criteria

Candidates must be/have been:

  • Actively involved in communications in the drinks industry and across different channels
  • Recognised as a role model for trade and/or consumer
  • Able to demonstrate ethics and professionalism in communication
  • Recognised as an advocate in the drinks industry
  • Earned a reputation as being highly credible with a variety of audiences
  • Have a keen interest in the rum category

The deadline for applications has now passed.


How do we submit an application?

  • Please complete and submit our application form.

What are you looking for in an application?

  • We are looking for experienced drinks communicators who are passionate about the spirits industry, namely the rum category. This opportunity will enable the lucky winner to delve deeper into the history and culture of rum, right in its homeland of Barbados. 

How will the winner be chosen?

  • A panel of expert judges, including Ian Burrell and Richard Seale, will review all applications and decide on a deserving winner.

Is there a cost associated with entering this opportunity

  • No. There is no cost – participation is free of charge.

When will the winner be announced?

  • Monday 18 September 2023

How will this be funded?

  • The IWSC will provide a £2.5k bursary to cover travel and expenses in Barbados. Foursquare Rum Distillery will cover accommodation and a ticket to The Barbados Rum Experience. Any additional costs will be the responsbility of the winner.