Miami’s annual Rum Renaissance Festival is right around the corner and promises to be the biggest and best rum event to date. Here’s a look at what to expect.
The fourth annual Miami Rum Renaissance Festival begins on Monday, April 16 with a series of evening VIP parties hosted by leading rum brands at notable venues throughout the area. A robust schedule of rum-themed special events during the week culminates in a two-day grand tasting exhibition from 1 to 7pm Saturday and Sunday, April 21-22 at the Deauville Beach Resort at 6701 Collins Avenue. The main event features nearly a hundred rum and island lifestyle exhibits, offering complimentary samples of hundreds of fine rums.
Miami Rum Week: April 16 – 22, 2012
In addition to the two day grand tasting events on Saturday and Sunday, April 21 and 22, Miami Rum Week includes a host of great events for rum enthusiasts starting Monday, April 16.
Mod Miami Music Parties
For all you swanky suburbanite swingers and fans of Mad Men, Mike Jones presents the ultimate groovy retro nightcap event with a twist as Mod Miami rocks the music scene at the Deauville Beach Resort on Saturday and Sunday evenings. Be there — or be square man.
Liar’s Club Pop-Up Bar
From the United Kindom, the best TIki bartenders and mixologists will make fantastic cocktails in the “Liars Club” pop-up bar from 11pm to 2:30am Tuesday through Friday evenings for a roisterous and rambunctious adventure in the Deauville Beach Resort’s famed Jazz Club.
The Great Rum Challenge
Spirited consumers test their knowledge of sipping rums and their ability to discern notable spirits in a blind tasting challenge designed to decide who is eligible to join the International Rum Expert Panel as a guest judge in their world famous tasting competition.
World Tiki Team Championship
Top-rated bartenders and mixologists from around the world will compete in teams to decide the winner of the World Tiki Team Championship with a series of challenging and demanding tasks, culminating in the final round of hilarous and outrageous exhibitions at the end of the show.
RumXP Tasting Competition
Rum Renaissance is host to the world-famous RumXP competition, where more than one hundred rums from around the world will be judged by an all-star international cast of authors, lecturers, trainers, historians, journalists, consultants, collectors, proprietors, mixologists and promoters of rum. Quite simply, the most respected group of rum judges in the world.
Celebrity Guest Seminars
Seminars and lectures will be presented by a veritable who’s who list of experts from the rum manufacturing, distilling and blending world, as well as luminaries of the cocktail mixologists universe, offering insightful programs to consumers and members of the trade.
For tickets to the Miami Rum Renaissance Festival, visit the web site at www.RumRenaissance.com or call 877-855-3378.
DON’T MISS IT!!!