April 25 - 27, 2014 - The Miami Rum Festival a Celebration of Cane Spirits in the New World
The Ultimate Rum Festival
Welcome to the world's largest gathering of rum producers, experts and enthusiasts.
Rum is experiencing a Renaissanceof appreciation.
Savvy consumers come to the Miami Rum Festival to discover a truly remarkable range of fine rums from the Caribbean region, as well as North, Central and South America, Europe, Asia, -- and from the furthest reaches of the world.
The Miami Rum Renaissance Festival is one of the world's premier international rum events, presenting a unique and exciting celebration of the fine arts of distillation, maturing and blending fine cane spirits.
Enjoy a grand two-day exhibition of the best rum brands, the excitement of the Island Lifestyle Showcase, celebrity seminars, workshops and cocktail competitions, the annual RumXP competition and awards, an opportunity to rub shoulders with dignitaries and notable experts, and more.
Miami Rum Festival takes place in the sub-tropical wonderland of Miami at the world class Doubletree by Hilton Miami Airport Convention Center.
This spacious, Miami hotel was recently renovated and is the ideal location for a large international gathering of rum experts and enthusiasts. Here you will sample the world's finest rums in the center of the rum universe.
Enjoy the premiere Miami Cocktail Week VIP parties, hosted by the finest spirit companies in the world at great cocktail venues around Miami, featuring fine libations and entertainment.
The Grand Rum Tasting Exhibition on Saturday and Sunday will include a plethora of fine rums from the Caribbean and beyond. Sample the finest rums from each island, from each category and from each notable brand.
Tickets to the Grand Tasting are $50 per day or $75 for VIP ticket per day. A three day VIP pass is $150.
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.
Discover a treasure trove of cool island fashions, arts and crafts, tiki collectables, home furnishings, travel opportunities and more -- in the Island Lifestyle exhibits on Saturday and Sunday.
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.
7:30pm to 9pm
Attend the RumXP Awards Ceremony where the winners of the World's Best Rums will be announced.
For those in the industry, come to the Trade Day portion of the Grand Tasting event and have the opportunity to taste the brands and talk to the master distillers to learn all about their products and how their rums are produced.