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2023 Miami Rum Renaissance Festival – November 11-12

The 2023 Miami Rum Renaissance Festival returns to Coral Gables on the weekend of November 11 and 12, with another great selection of rums to savor, discern and taste. http://www.rumrenaissance.com/

Rum Seminars on Saturday

First, an exciting lineup of rum seminars are set for Saturday, November 11 at the Courtyard by Marriott in Coral Gables, starting at noon.

Four 45 minute seminars are scheduled, including:

  • Team Bacardí Blenders
  • Legacy and Future Production at Barbancourt – Haiti
  • National Rums of Jamaica – Long Pond and Clarendon
  • The Grand Experiment in Terroir – Renegade Rum in Grenada

For complete details on the rum seminars, visit the rum seminars page. The four seminar series is priced at $89 and tickets are available online.

Rum Renaissance Tasting on Sunday

On Sunday, November 12 at 2pm, the public is invited to discover hundreds of fine rums from around the world.

2023 Rum Renaissance Tasting

Trade tickets allow early entry for those in the spirits business, as well as VIP admission, at 12:30pm.

The Private Collection

Attendees can also experience the ultimate adventure in rum tasting — the Private Collection Tasting Bar featuring many dozens of luxury, limited edition and rare rums from private collections.

Private Collection Tasting Bar tickets ($5) for the luxury rum collection benefit a local non-profit organization.

A Large Selection of Rums to Sample

Exhibit space is sold out — once again — so attendees can expect a wide variety of fine rums from around the world in the two halls of the historic Woman’s Club in Coral Gables.

As always, new rums will be debuted at the festival grand tasting event, offering the first glimpse of up and coming brands and expressions.

The most popular rums in the world will be onsite, offering rum enthusiasts a chance to experience each brand’s latest new offerings.

Last Call for Discount Tickets

Before November 1, Miami Rum Festival General admission tickets are $49, while early entry VIP admission is $59. The four seminar series is priced at $89. Tickets purchased online in November, as well as at the door, are slightly higher.

Details are available on the Miami Rum Renaissance Festival web site. http://www.rumrenaissance.com/


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Rhum Barbancourt Five Star aged rhum from Haiti

This classic, full bodied and flavorful Barbancourt Five Star aged rhum, made from fresh sugar cane juice, sets the standard for fine rhums from Haiti. Distillate is produced during the cane harvest season in a two column still at a high proof, then aged in Bourbon Barrels and French Limousin oak vats at least eight years before being bottled at 86 proof.

The well-honed process renders cane juice into a complex and flavorful distillate that ages quite well. After eight years in oak, the rhum develops a generous medium-bodied, magnificent well-balanced palate.

Barbancourt History

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Rhum Barbancourt Five Star 8 year old rhum from Haiti

In 1862, Dupré Barbancourt, a native of Charente (Cognac) in France, developed a recipe for rhum using the French double distillation pot still method normally reserved for the very finest cognacs. Barbancourt rhums are produced by Société du Rhum Barbancourt in Haiti. CEO Delphine Gardère is the fifth generation of the family to lead the company.

Tasting Notes

Aromas of toasted oak, vanilla and tannins lead to butter cookie and vegetal cane. On the palate, a dry entry of rich complexity includes vanilla, dark caramel and grassy cane before pepper and baking spices. The finish lingers with notes of dried fruits, old oak and echoes of citrus.

Sips and Cocktails

Barbancourt Five Star aged rhum can be enjoyed neat or on the rocks with a slice of orange or lime. It also brings rich and luxurious flavor to fine cocktails that call for a high quality rhum component.

In addition to this eight year old rhum, the company is well known for their Estate Reserve 15 year old rhum, their Three Star four year old rhum, their white rhum and the tropical spiced Pango (pineapple and mango) rhum.

The Barbancourt Legend

The Barbancourt Five Star label contains an iconic image — the small figure of a woman dressed in a light blue dress holding a staff before a shining blue star. Believed by some to represent a goddess of the cane fields, in fact, she is likely a depiction of Dupré Barbancourt’s first wife, Nathalie Gardere who’s family continued the tradition and made the distillery what it is today.

Barbancourt rhums are imported and marketed in the U.S. by Crillon Importers of Paramus, New Jersey.

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Just Rum Maple Wood Rested aged rum from Oregon

A boutique craft distillery in Sandy, Oregon is producing a small batch fresh cane rum of note for rum enthusiasts and collectors — Just Rum Maple Wood Rested aged rum.

Fresh Costa Rican cane juice is fermented with a legacy strain of yeast from the Caribbean in a lengthy cycle, averaging 14 days. With a simple electric-fired kettle distillation, they begin collecting the heart of the batch at 174 degrees which produces distillate at 145 proof. When the proof falls to 82, the distillation is complete.

This process delivers a distillate reminiscent of traditional estate rums of the early colonial era. The true essence of cane is not lost in this rum base with amusingly complex aromas and a robust flavor profile that is surprisingly smooth for a high proof American rum.

Just Rum Maple Wood Rested fresh cane rum from Oregon

Just Rum Maple Wood Rested fresh cane rum from Oregon

No Flavorings Added

Just Rum Maple Wood Rested is not maple flavored, but rather rested with toasted maple wood to instill the essence and distinct influence of its interaction over time.

Matured at 61%, the resulting unfiltered, unsweetened rum is proofed down to 51% for bottling. This expression presents delightful toasted wood elements, a hint of natural sweetness, and a unique flavor profile not found in other American rums.

Tasting Notes

Aromas of caramel and cigar box over grassy cane, apple cider and a funky fruit note precede a hint of white wine. On the palate, a dry opening with fresh yeast bread leads to toasted wood and grassy cane before suggestions of maple sugar candy, mixed fruit pastry, apple fritter and cedar plank, ending with a long finish of delightful wood notes.

Fresh Cane Rum

This Oregon craft rum stands alone with this combination of fresh cane juice, a robust yeast fermentation, simple distillation and maple wood influence, created by an American distiller with a penchant for authenticity and bygone traditional estate methods.

Award-Winners

Just Rum’s White and Maple expressions both won gold awards in the Rum Jury tasting competition held at Miami Rum Festival in May, 2019.

The 750ml bottle of Just Rum Maple Wood Rested, bottled at 102 proof, sells for about $39.

Distillery Tours and Tastings

Tasting tours and distillery visits are arranged by appointment with Just Rum at 34905 SE Gunderson Road in Sandy, Oregon, 97055. Call 808-443-6671. https://justrum.com

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For more information about types of rum, see Rob’s Rum Guide tutorials.
To stay informed about news and updates in the world of rum, subscribe to Robs Rum Guide.
View insightful and succinct video rum reviews: Rum Minute YouTube Channel.
Taste The Best Rums: Miami Rum Festival and Rum Renaissance Tasting.
Experience the ultimate rum travel adventure: Rum Renaissance Caribbean Cruise.
Ask the Experts: What is the Best Rum In The World?

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