The hosts of the popular Rum Renaissance Festival in South Florida have recently announced details of their tenth annual event, to be held at the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center on the weekend of June 9-10, 2018.
The move from Miami-Dade County to Broward County offers a more convenient centralized location for residents of the eighth-most populated metropolitan area in the nation, currently surpassing six million people.
South Florida is the number one rum market in the world. It’s also the gateway to the Caribbean, Central and South American regions, where more than 90% of the rum available in the United States is produced.
The host hotel is the Hilton Ft. Lauderdale Marina, located right on the water next to the convention center, with discounted room rates starting at $119 a night. Reserve online now to assure your reservation.
“South Florida is the number one rum market in the world.”
Rum Renaissance Festival Presents Rums Of The World
Rum Renaissance Festival draws rum collectors, experts, enthusiasts and professionals from across South Florida and from around the world, offering a stellar assortment of fine rums to sample.
“We’re going all out to bring the world of rum to South Florida once again,” said festival organizer and publisher Robert Burr. “The rum category is experiencing explosive growth and renewed appreciation as producers are bringing their finest rums and special expressions to market. This two-day Grand Tasting event is tailor-made for those that truly appreciate discovering the depth and breadth of the world’s best rums.”
Rum Reputations Are Made Here
Rum Renaissance Festival is the place where rum reputations are made. Countless brands have launched their latest new products to an eager audience of spirits journalists, retailers, distributors and importers, as well as serious rum collectors.
A growing trend is the number of American rum producers releasing an impressive range of boutique rum products and hand-made small-batch craft spirits.
Attendees are eagerly awaiting the next opportunity to expand their rum knowledge, discover new products and experience the latest expressions from the world’s finest rum producers.
Two Days of Grand Tastings
Tickets for the annual Rum Renaissance Festival are priced at $50 per day for samplings of rums from more than 40 countries. General admission includes unlimited samples of rums on display.
There’s also a special VIP Tasting Bar for the most serious rum fanatics to taste rare and limited edition rums for a small fee.
The event includes master classes and seminars by rum luminaries and key influencers.
RumXP Tasting Competition and Awards
The International Rum Expert Panel judges will be on hand to announce the winners of their annual RumXP Tasting Competition and present these esteemed awards.
Rum and Tiki Culture
On the weekend of June 9-10, the Rum Renaissance Festival celebrates its coexistence with the annual Hukilau tiki event at the neighboring Pier 66 Hotel. The combination of Polynesian-theme cocktails and fabulous exotica is a perfect match for a weekend featuring America’s largest rum tasting event.
The Hukilau draws an impressive crowd of tiki fanatics who appreciate the allure and delights of tropical cultures and fantastical cocktails that reflect the enchanting Polynesian lifestyle.
Complete details are available on the Rum Renaissance Festival web site at http://www.rumrenaissance.com
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