April 25 - 27, 2014
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711 N.W. 72 Avenue
Miami, FL 33126

 
April 25 - 27, 2014 - The Miami Rum Festival
a Celebration of Cane Spirits in the New World
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, April 25
5pm
Main Stage
Phil Greene A Clean Well-Lighted Place
A Look at Hemingway's Favorite Bars and Bartenders.

Take a trip around the world to some of the favorite watering holes of Ernest Hemingway, with a few other famous authors thrown in, too. From Harry's New York Bar, the Closerie des Lilas and the Dingo in Paris, to Chicote's in Madrid, to Harry's in Venice, to The 21 Club and The Stork in Manhattan, to Sloppy Joe's in Key West, and to the Floridita and Sloppy Joe's in Havana, and hear about (and sample) some of the classic drinks from each place.
6pm
Main Stage
Paul Senft Spirited Travel
The rum world is full of beautiful destinations that are as diverse as the spirits themselves. From road trips to island explorations, visiting rum distilleries and festivals is a great way to see the world. Learn travel tips and tricks from Rum XP Paul Senft of RumJourney.com and Got Rum? Magazine as he shares his rum travel experiences from planning to getting your rum souvenirs home safely.
7pm
Main Stage
Awards The RumXP Tasting Competition Awards are given to the most outstanding spirits exhibited at Miami Rum Festival by the International Rum Expert Panel.
Saturday, April 26
3pm
Room 1
David Cid The Art of Rum Tasting: Improving your sensory experience
Understanding what aromas and flavors are commonly found in rum is a crucial part of enjoy everything each rum has to offer. We'll take a look at common compounds in rum, how to improve our ability to perceive them, as well as, various techniques to approach what's in the glass. Tasting will include 4 rum samples from the BACARDI House of Rums.
4pm
Room 2
Bryan Davis Making Lost Spirits Navy Style Rum
An accomplished distiller of note, Bryan's unique approach to making authentic Navy Style Rum is fascinating. Discover the science and the art behind his innovative methods and taste his award-winning rum. You might question what rum is and what it's supposed to be -- everything you know about rum.
5pm
Room 1
Shaun Caleb The Discovery of El Dorado: Demerara's Liquid Gold.
The history of rum's association with Guyana is a story of steep heritage and craft. Explore how El Dorado's traditions of distillation have resulted in the distinctive sensory profiles and versatile product blends that today redound to our superb range of super-premium propositions.
6pm
Room 2
Tyler Kok Falernum: The Flavor of Barbados
A look into the history and legend surrounding one of the most misunderstood tropical cocktail ingredients, falernum. Join us to dispel the myths and get the full story of Barbados' favorite rum mixer.
Sunday, April 27
3pm
Room 1
Bernhard Schafer How To Taste Rum Like A Judge
The master of many international spirit tasting events offer advice on discerning qualities of fine spirits like a judge in an important blind tasting competition.
4pm
Room 2
Ian Burrell The Wonderful NEW World of Tiki Cocktails
10 reasons why it's here to stay.
The Tiki cocktail culture has had its ups and downs since the 1930's but is steadily growing in popularity around the world. And of course so is RUM. As bars from Australia to Russia, England to the USA, offer a wide variety of rums to their patrons, they also seek to serve them in traditional & modern Tiki ways. Global Rum Ambassador Ian Burrell will give you his top 10 reasons why the Tiki phenomenon is here to stay.
5pm
Room 1
Paul McFadyen Discover Agricole with Rhum St Barth
Paul McFadyen, owner of the world famous Trailer Happiness bar in London will explain his love of Agricole and challenge most peoples narrow view of the category. From AOC rhums in Martinique, sugar cane spirits from Mauritius to the Rhum St Barths range of fine agricoles - join us and discover some of the purest expressions of the sugar cane.
Miami Rum Festival is produced by Rum Renaissance Festival LLC
presented by Rob's Rum Guide.
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