This year’s Miami Rum Fest is around the corner; it takes place on April 25-27, 2014. Here is an enthusiastic description:
Miami Rum Fest is expanding with more than 50,000 square feet of exhibits and will be back in April 25-27 to gather rum producers, professionals and enthusiasts. There will be three rum filled days of grand tasting sessions allowing participants to evaluate hundreds of notable rum brands and expressions from around the world, in addition to expert seminars, entertainment and fun in laid-back tropical island environment.
“We’re expanding the size and scope of the festival again this year,” said show manager Robin Burr. “Rum producers from many more countries will participate in the exhibition, bringing an exceptional selection of cane spirits to a larger audience of consumers that appreciate fine rums.” [. . .]
A new addition to the Rum fest is the Miami Cocktail Week where the emphasis will be rums that make the best cocktails since hand-made cocktails are all the rage in the best bars around the world. Those who have been to the UK Rumfest in London knows what the cocktail week can be all about, and the public can acquire a wristband that allows them to enjoy high quality cocktails made with top-shelf spirits by the best bartenders in Miami for a set price at a select number of top-rated cocktail bars in South Florida.
The mission is to increase awareness of high quality cocktails and build appreciation for the best bars, bartenders and spirits. Miami Cocktail Week features a series of seven key events — one exclusive VIP cocktail gathering per evening — hosted by participating spirit brands at select cocktail venues. VIPs and members of the trade are invited to attend.
Rum enthusiasts from all over the world are coming to Miami to experience the ultimate rum tasting experience. “We’re seeing a great increase in travelers attending the rum festival from all the islands of the Caribbean, as well as Europe and Asia,” said Burr. Miami is the number one rum market in the world. Miami Rum Fest was voted best festival in Miami.
International Rum Expert Panel judges from across the United States, Italy, Germany, France, Spain, England, Australia, Sweden and Holland will converge in Miami to judge rums for their annual tasting competition, awarding the best of the best with gold medals.
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