The annual Miami Rum Festival offers an opportunity to sample hundreds of fine rums from the Caribbean and beyond during two days of Grand Tasting events at the DoubleTree Miami Airport Convention Center. Miami Rum Fest and Trade Expo is both a consumer-focused Grand Tasting event, and an opportunity for rum producers, importers, distributors and other professionals in the spirits trade to convene for a look into the future of rum.
Highlights of the 2017 Miami Rum Fest include the new American Rum Portfolio section, featuring the work of many fine rum producers from across the USA; the VIP Tasting Bar, offering samples of rare, limited edition and vintage rums from private collections; a host of celebrity seminars by noted authors and rum experts; and the annual RumXP (International Rum Expert Panel) blind tasting competitions. An additional set of savvy rum collectors make up the Consumer Rum Jury, evaluating and awarding top prizes from the discerning consumer’s point of view.
During the week preceding the big rum tasting event, Miami Rum Fest Cocktail Week offers a number of special events to celebrate rum culture and to present new product launches. On Wednesday evening, it’s a Tiki Night at the Mai Kai Polynesian bar and restaurant. On Thursday evening, RumJava launches at the Pawnbroker Bar. On Friday Evening, a festival officially kicks off at Circa 39 Hotel. On Saturday evening, a big VIP bash at the DoubleTree Hotel celebrates the launch of Yolo Rum Clear.
Tickets are available starting at $75 per day, or $125 for a two day VIP pass. #MiamiRumFest #MiamiRumFestival #RumIsFun #RumRenaissance @MiamiRumFest