We’re exactly one-week away from The Miami Rum Renaissance Festival, 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 full week of exclusive VIP parties at Miami’s most notable venues, 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.
Rum aficionados, enthusiasts and simply straight rum lovers must be there for a seven day series of special rum-themed events hosted by the best rum companies in the world in great locations across Miami Beach, all featuring fine rums, great food, music and island culture. A VIP Pass is your access key to all of these exclusive rum theme parties. Purchase one here and enter to win one through CitySip.com here, the winner will be announced this Friday on CitySip’s Facebook Page.
Some of the special events on deck? 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 $40 per day in advance, $50 at the door.
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. Tickets to seminars are free with admission to the Grand Tasting. Amateur bartenders and professional mixologists, local and international teams will compete for awards, prizes and bragging rights in an ongoing series of cocktail competitions. 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.
The Miami Rum Renaissance Festival begins with the Bartender’s Bash, hosted Botran Rum with South Florida’s finest bartenders at the infamous new pop-up Broken Shaker Pop-Up Bar at the Indian Creek Hotel on Miami Beach. And, we here at CitySip are also hosting a cocktail party at The Broken Shaker on Friday, April 20th from 4-6 p.m. Come celebrate rum lovin’ with us, the BarLab boys and Appleton Reserve Mai Tais done four ways plus pupus too for a traditional Hawaiian pau hana (aka happy hour).
Check out all of the rum-laden festivities on The Miami Rum Renaissance website. See you there!