Miami Rum Renaissance Festival

April 22-23, 2017
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711 N.W. 72 Avenue
Miami, FL 33126

on site:
DoubleTree by Hilton

Miami Beach:
Hotel Breakwater

Hotel Victor

Casa Victoria Orchid

April 22-23, 2017 -- 9th Annual Miami Rum Festival
and International Trade Exposition for Rum
Exclusive Celebrity and Trade Seminars

An outstanding array of seminars for the trade and the public will be presented at the Miami Airport Convention Center

Friday

Navy Rum: A Category Of Its Own

Rum has a long historic connection to the navy and it was most probably due to the intimate relationship between the two, that rum today is one of the "big five" spirits categories globally. This seminar will present the historical background as well as the traditional definition of navy rum. Get to know and taste the different origins of the Gunroom Navy Rum and learn why rum had to be gunpowder proof in the navy.

with Lars Renbjer, owner of Integrity Spirits and Gunroom Spirits


2pm Seminar Room 1

Clairin: the Authentic Cane Spirit of Haiti

with Rob Burr travel through the wilds of Haiti to discover the national treasure of Clairin rum, fermented with fresh cut cane juice and distilled with simple, rustic methods, as it might have been a century ago.


3pm Seminar Room 2

Mezan, A Rare Collection of Vintage Rums

Warren Bobrow, also known as The Cocktail Whisperer, is Mezan Rum's American Brand Ambassador and author of Cannabis Cocktails as well as three other fabulous cocktail books. He's recently been nominated for a Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Award. Warren will take us through The Story of Mezan Rum and each of the rich vintages: Jamaica XO, Panama 2006, Guyana 2005 and Jamaica 2000. Unsweetened, uncolored and only lightly filtered, these vintage rums represent the finest, truest expression of their producer and Caribbean country of origin.


4pm Seminar Room 1

Importing and Distribution

From the experts at Park Street, learn the basics of rum importation and distribution in the USA. From licensing and TTB label approval, to understanding the three-tier system of wholesale and retail sales, Park Street's expertise is critical for those entering this category.


5pm Seminar Room 2
     
Saturday

Pot Distillation and the Positive Effects on Rum Flavor

with Trey Litel, President of Louisiana Spirits, and Reiniel Vicente Diaz, Master Blender of Bayou® Rum, as they take you on an immersive experience through the hand-crafted, 100% American made, production of Bayou® Rum. From both a technical and artistic perspective, learn about the benefits of pot distillation on the final flavor of rum… from the importance of good, clean fermentation, to the attention to detail in distillation. Learn about the steps taken by Bayou® Rum to ensure the highest quality spirit, and have the opportunity to ask questions from the largest privately owned rum distillery in the United States.


2pm Seminar Room 1

Cachaça: Brasil In A Bottle

With Carlos Lima, Executive Director of the Brazilian Institute of Cachaça. For Brazilians, Cachaça (pronounced 'kha-SHAH-sah') is more than just a spirit. Made from the sugarcane ferment, most Cachaça represents the Brazilian cultural legacy and is a solid part of the national identity. This distinctive spirit has been produced for approximately 500 years, among the first distilled spirits of the Americas. Now, there are more than a thousand producers, spread from north to south, across Brazil.


3pm Seminar Room 2

Good Drinks - Tiki Drinks, That Is

By the Fraternal Order of the Moai and sponsored by Koloa Rum. Impress your friends with these easy-to-make delicious and exotic tropical libations at your own home bar -- featuring readily-available fresh ingredients -- using simple techniques to ensure your success as a great host at your next gathering.


4pm Seminar Room 1

Rums Place in the Spirits World

With Richard Seale, master distiller at Foursquare Distillery in Barbados. For too long rum has been seen as inexpensive swill. Why is this? Has it always been this way? Can the best of Rum compete with the best spirits? What can we do to change the status quo? In this seminar we examine these questions and leave you with a appreciation of rum's rightful place in the spirits world. This class is suitable for all audiences.


5pm Seminar Room 2
     
Sunday

Reál Ingredients

with Isaac Ergas. Using high quality fruit Purées from Reál Ingredients, we'll show you how to easily delicious cocktails with easy recipes.


2pm Seminar Room 1

Cachaça: Brasil In A Bottle

With Carlos Lima, Executive Director of the Brazilian Institute of Cachaça. For Brazilians, Cachaça (pronounced 'kha-SHAH-sah') is more than just a spirit. Made from the sugarcane ferment, most Cachaça represents the Brazilian cultural legacy and is a solid part of the national identity. This distinctive spirit has been produced for approximately 500 years, among the first distilled spirits of the Americas. Now, there are more than a thousand producers, spread from north to south, across Brazil.


3pm Seminar Room 2

Florida Rum Review

By Rob V. Burr. Taste local history with some well-crafted cane spirits produced by small distilleries in Florida, from Key West to St. Augustine.


4pm Seminar Room 1

A Primer on Distillation

With Richard Seale. This seminar examines the art and science of distillation and why a good understanding is critical to enhancing your appreciation of distilled spirits. We look at the fundamental differences between batch and continuous distillation, between traditional and modern distillation and between spirit making and alcohol production. Contrary to widely held beliefs, distillation in spirit making is not alcohol purification and flavor or purity is not a simple linear function of proof. This is a real masterclass for serious enthusiasts only. A basic knowledge of spirit making is assumed.


5pm Seminar Room 2
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