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UK Rum Fest Roundup

With 400 rums to sample, a non-stop seminar schedule and thousands of geeky rum enthusiasts, Rum Fest was a huge success. Here’s what we discovered.

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Mount Gay's Chesterfield Brown makes a mean Rum Punch.

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El Dorado's jungle theme booth was the best of show!

Pirates really do like rum...... a lot.

Pirates really do like rum...... a lot.

Chairman's Reserve "rum-mobile" was a big hit.

Chairman's Reserve "rum-mobile" was a big hit.

Rum drinkers enjoy drunk domino action.

Rum drinkers enjoy drunk domino action.

Carnivale dancers are always a good thing!

Carnivale dancers are always a good thing!

....and drunk dancing is always entertaining.

....and drunk dancing, not so much.

Havana Club had a brilliant spot at Rum Fest.

Havana Club had a brilliant spot at Rum Fest.

...but they would only let us hold the bottle of Maximo.

...but they would only let us hold the bottle of Maximo.

....if you were shrewd, maybe even a quick sniff.

....if you were shrewd, maybe even a quick sniff.

The Hall was packed from noon until 7pm both days.

The Hall was packed from noon until 7pm both days.

Ian Burrell plays a great MC.

Ian Burrell plays a great MC.

The Seven Fathoms diver was always lost.

The Seven Fathoms diver was always lost.

Dimplomatico brought along samples of rums they use for blending.

Dimplomatico brought along samples of rums they use for blending.

Plenty of drink mixing seminars throughout the weekend.

Plenty of drink mixing seminars throughout the weekend.

Jeff " Beachbum" Berry was added to the roster this year.  His seminar was among the best at Rum Fest.

Jeff " Beachbum" Berry was added to the roster this year. His seminar was among the best at Rum Fest.

St. Nicholas Abbey filled bottles straight from the barrel.

St. Nicholas Abbey filled bottles straight from the barrel.

The annual Tiki Competition remains a Rum Fest highlight.

The annual Tiki Competition remains a Rum Fest highlight.

....and a great way to end a fantastic weekend.

....and a great way to end a fantastic weekend.

Thanks London

Thanks London!! We'll see you again next year.