Celebrating ten years, the Rum Renaissance Festival is poised to be bigger and better than ever with a new location on the water in Ft. Lauderdale.
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 Rose Gold Collective is planning a National Rum Day Fest at The Tiki Bar at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, Florida on August 16th from 6 to 9pm.
Taste The Rums
Featured brands scheduled to participate include Bacardi, Zacapa, Cruzan, Santa Teresa, Don Q, Botran, Appleton Estate, Rums of Puerto Rico, Siesta Key Rum and Mount Gay.
Free admission includes complimentary tastings and cocktails. The event also plans live music, dancers and cigar rollers.
The $30 VIP ticket price includes a limited edition National Rum Day T-shirt.
The premiere sponsor for National Rum Day Fest is Diplomático Rum of Venezuela.
“As the premium-and-above rum category gains further traction, and continues to provide the market with excellent product offerings, we felt it was important to be present at this celebration of all that is good about rum,” said Mark Batey, Global Marketing Director of Diplomático. “It’s a nice opportunity to reach out to the many rum enthusiasts right here in South Florida.” Continue reading
The Rum Renaissance Caribbean Cruise is coming. A seven day holiday cruise through the Eastern Caribbean, featuring VIP tours of rum distilleries along the way, is set to sail from Puerto Rico on Saturday, November 19.
A delightful holiday rum cruise through the Eastern Caribbean promises special rum tasting events and VIP distillery tours aboard Royal Caribbean’s Adventure of the Seas cruise ship, departing November 19, 2016.
Rum cruisers will meet rum experts from around the world. They’ll find great rum bargains on each island and revel with fellow rum enthusiasts.
Robert A. Burr and his wife Robin will lead the land tours in St. Maarten, St. Kitts, Antigua, St. Lucia and Barbados, visiting rum shops, rum tasting rooms and distilleries.
The group will depart Puerto Rico on the Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas on a seven night cruise in search of Caribbean rum. The cruise returns to San Juan on Saturday, November 26. Guests will enjoy Thanksgiving Day in Barbados with specially planned events and a fabulous holiday meal.
The cost of VIP distillery tours with transportation is $300 per person, in addition to the cost of the cruise. The official travel agent coordinating the rum cruise is Deb Fogarty of Be Well Travel in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
The Ultimate Adventure For Rum Enthusiasts
“Rum enthusiasts and their friends will especially enjoy this unique opportunity to learn more about their favorite Caribbean spirits. These are exclusive guided tours by some of the most knowledgeable people in the world of rum,” said Ms. Fogarty. “We are privileged to offer a holiday cruise itinerary that combines all the luxuries of this modern ship with rare VIP access. You’ll love these special tours and fine rum tastings at these iconic distilleries and rum shops along the way.”
“It’s a rum lover’s dream come true: setting sail through the Eastern Caribbean on a holiday adventure to discover how great rum is produced, aged and blended.”