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RumFest 2016 (Saturday) Oct 22

The RumFest 2016

Pulling out all the stops for an impressive 10th anniversary year, the UK RumFest will host a myriad of rum-related offerings with the spirit’s leading brands and aficionados all jam-packed into two days at London’s ILEC, 22nd-23rd October. Over 400 rums will be available for ticket-holders to sip, savour and buy try and take home with RumFest’s Golden Tot tokens making a welcome return to give the more discerning drinker access to ultra-premium and rare rums, that would otherwise cost over £200 a bottle. The comprehensive programme will see rum tastings, in-depth seminars, The Rum Auction sponsored by Christie’s, incredible food and a party atmosphere to match, not to mention a new Sunday rum roast and special guests Levi Roots and Beach Bum Berry joining in on the celebrations. Tickets are now on sale from £39.50, including a VIP package priced from £69.50 which includes fast track entry, goodie bag and a three course Caribbean lunch. More information on tickets and the event can be found on the website via rumfest.co.uk.

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Rum Experience University @ RumFest 2016 Oct 21

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The Rum Experience University.

4 quality masterclasses designed for the potential rum ambassador. Friday 21st October at the ibis London Earls Court.

Richard Seale
Award Winning Master Distiller, Foursquare Distillery, Barbados
Rum is the most versitile spirit on the planet but through diversity comes confusion. There is a need for the Rum Experts of the world to grab a better understanding of what rum is, so it can rightly claim its mantle as a true premium spirit.

Jeff “Beachbum” Berry
Award Winning Author and Tiki Cocktail Historian
This class reveals the untold story of the trained chemist from Egypt who survived two revolutions, imprisonment and exile to create such infamous exotic drinks as the Suffering Bastard and Tropical Itch. Presented by Jeff “Beachbum” Berry, who spent two years tracking down his elusive subject.

Shaun Caleb
Master Distiller of El Dorado Rums, Guyana
We are delighted to announce that for the first time in over 10 years, the El Dorado Master Distiler, Shaun Caleb, will be sharing his secrets about one of the world’s favourite rums. Shaun’s seminar will focus on the sensory and tasting of Demerara Rums and will include a tasting of El Dorado’s core range from El Dorado 3 Yrs up to El Dorado 21 Yrs.

The Aroma Academy
Kim Lahiri, The Aroma Academy
Why is your sense of smell important when tasting rum? Well 90% of rum appreciation comes from the rum’s aroma recognition, aroma development and mastering the sense of smell. Kim Lahiri will train your olfactory senses with the ‘New Rum’ aroma kits.

RumFest 2015 - Rum & Chocolate Pairing

Registration at 9.30am. Class starts at 10am sharp. There are a very limited amount of spaces available for £35 plus booking fee.

Fee includes masterclasses, light refreshments, rums samples, cocktail samples, Diploma and entry into the Boutique RumFest. Get your ticket from https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/EIGIML

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10th Anniversary UK RumFest 2016 Announced Aug 16

The RumFest 2016RumFest Celebrates National Rum Day & Announces 10th Anniversary Event
Tickets Available For UK’s
Largest Celebration of Rum Culture

Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd October 2016
London’s ILEC, Earl’s Court
rumfest.co.uk

RumFest 2015 - Rum & Chocolate Pairing

With the arrival of National Rum Day today, RumFest announces its return to the capital for the nation’s biggest celebration of rum and rum culture. Pulling out all the stops for an impressive 10th anniversary year, the event will host a myriad of rum-related offerings with the spirit’s leading brands and aficionados all jam-packed into two days at London’s ILEC, 22nd-23rd October.

Launched by Global Rum Ambassador Ian Burrell, RumFest has become the main event of the rum calendar and the event’s 10th outing is set to be its strongest yet as it invites the nation to delve into the world of rum.

Over 400 rums from around the world will be on offer, with a myriad of exhibitors including Diplomatico, Havana Club, Don Q, Bacardi, Mount Gay, Pussers, St. Nicholas Abbey, Richland Rum and many more.

Seminars and workshops take place across the two days where brands, ambassadors and leading industry figures give an in-depth insight into the world of rum including rum and food pairings and the making of rums. Top blenders, mixologists and distillers will be on hand to teach ticket-holders the art of cocktail making as well as more ways to enjoy their favourite tipple. Highlights include a rare rum seminar with Ian Burrell himself, an Aroma Academy, a sit down with award-winning master distiller Richard Seale, chocolate and rum pairing plus an exciting look into the world of rum with author Dave Broom. Head to the RumFest website to book seminars in advance from September.

This year RumFest are going big on Sunday. Reggae Reggae Sauce’s Levi Roots will be taking over the main stage and sharing some of his incredible cooking secrets and bringing his newly open Caribbean Smokehouse restaurant to RumFest. Sunday’s RumFest will also team up with Sandals Resorts to offer the chance for two lucky ticket-holders to win an incredible seven day holiday to a Sandals Resort in the Caribbean to get even closer to rum’s roots. Rum & Roast will be introduced for Sunday ticket-holders, cooking up a Caribbean twist on the Sunday classic and VIPs will be treated to a roast option for their three course meal.

The Rum Auction sponsored by Christie’s returns to auction off yet more precious and rare rums for charity to the highest bidder while the action heats up with live stage demos showcasing rum pairings, cigar & rum pairing, cooking demos, cocktail competitions. On Saturday’s RumFest “the Indiana Jones of Tiki drinks” Beach Bum Berry will delve into the art of Tiki cocktail making. Rounding off each day, rum-lovers will be invited to party with RumFest for its famous carnival hour, celebrating the spirit of rum with live bands and dancers.

RumFest Founder and Global Rum Ambassador Ian Burrell is the leading name in rum. Dedicating his life to promoting rum and rum culture around the world, over the years Burrell has been recognised with a number of industry awards as well as regularly appearing as a rum expert at events and on television shows like Sunday Brunch, the Alan Titchmarsh Show and more.

Speaking about the 10th year, Ian Burrell says, “When we launched 10 years ago we could never have imagined how successful RumFest would become. For us rum has always been a way of life and we’re thrilled to still be spreading the word and celebrating the spirit a decade on. We’ve got something for everyone this year with even more rums, tastings and talks as we hope to make RumFest 2016 one to remember for rum-lovers up and down the country.”

RumFest takes place in London at the ILEC, 22nd to 23rd October 2016. Standard day tickets are now on sale from £39.50, which includes access to all areas of the the event and tastings from all exhibitors. VIP tickets are on sale from £69.50 and allow for early access of one hour ahead of standard ticket buyers along with a three course Caribbean lunch. Golden Tot Tokens are £5 each and allow for additional access to the more premium rums on offer. One token can be exchanged for rum retailing £80 – £100 and more expensive rums will be available for additional tokens. For full information on RumFest and to buy tickets head to rumfest.co.uk.

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