Friday, 21 September 2012

Love rum? Love RumFest

By Claire Williams.

This October will see the sixth annual RumFest return to the UK to celebrate rum in all its glory. The festival is hosted for the first time at London’s Excel Exhibition Centre on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th October, and promises to deliver the ultimate in carnival vibes and atmosphere. Live reggae music, rum-infused delicacies, a tropical food market and a whole host of information about the most exotic of spirits, rum, will be on offer over the weekend.

“Rum is not just a drink; it’s a way of life,” states the RumFest website. The festival will create the ultimate tropical sun-drenched paradise, sure to banish all those nagging winter blues. It will showcase over 400 of the rarest and most diverse rums from across the world, bringing together the industry’s top blenders, distillers and mixologists for a vast array of masterclasses, talks and seminars. The carnival atmosphere that accompanies the laid-back, relaxed Caribbean vibe will get you in the spirit of things, with live music playing reggae rhythms, salsa and samba, accompanied by traditional souk dancers.

There’s even the opportunity to win an all-expenses paid trip to a Caribbean island for one lucky Sunday visitor.

Tickets start from only £20 and are on sale on the website:


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