Rum is fun. And rum people are fun people. Let’s discover the very best rums in the world with a spectacular two-day all-inclusive grand tasting.
Rums of the World
From across the USA, the Caribbean, Central and South American to the far reaches of the globe, sample the best rums at Miami Rum Fest’s Grand Tasting event.
Learn more about rum from leading experts, guest lecturers and international judges with master classes and hands-on interactive demonstrations.
A select group of International Rum Judges are sequestered for three days of blind tasing sessions. The results are tabulated and announced at the Miami Rum Fest.
We gather at the iconic Mai Kai Restaurant and Molokai Bar for a magical night of tiki cocktails and great food as we enjoy the magnificent Polynesian dance show.
the world's largest gathering of rum experts, professionals and enthusiasts
A truly global gathering of international rum judges, producers, distillers, master blenders, exporters, importers, distributors, retailers, bartenders, rum collectors, rum bloggers and members of the spirits press.
Miami Rum Renaissance Festival and Trade Expo
April 22-23, 2017
An incredible selection of rums
The annual Miami Rum Festival offers an opportunity to sample hundreds of fine rums from the Caribbean and beyond during two days of Grand Tasting events at the DoubleTree Miami Airport Convention Center in April.
Rum Is Fun
“Rum is fun. And rum people are fun people.” – Robert Burr
“We’re challenging the mistaken assumption that Rum is ordinary. In fact, Rum is fascinating.”
– Robert Burr
“Rum aficionado and veteran traveler Robert Burr has tasted his way around the globe in search of the best rum. Wanting to share his secret finds, Burr started the Miami Rum Renaissance Festival six years ago. This year’s weekend-long event showcases premier rum brands, celebrity seminars, workshops, cocktail competitions, entertainment and more.”
– Forbes Travel Guide
National Public Radio Speaks
“rum reputations are made here… it’s rum’s premiere showcase”
“The event, which drew 12,000 rum enthusiasts, has become a central stage for what you might call the rum revolution — the recent ascent of high-end, premium rum. Don’t let the name Rum Fest fool you. It’s not a college beach bacchanal; it’s rum for grown-ups, for people who know that most aged rums today are distilled as masterfully as fine cognacs and single-malt Scotches.”
– National Public Radio
Tasting Rum like a Judge
Tasting rum is a sensory experience that requires some discipline and understanding of the medium to make the most of the opportunity.
A small sip is all you need to understand the flavor profile of rum.
At fine tasting events, quarter ounce samples are served, and that’s more than enough to discern and savor the intent of the producer.
Rum is experiencing a Renaissance of appreciation.
Savvy consumers come to the Miami Rum Festival to discover a truly remarkable range of fine rums from the Caribbean region, as well as North, Central and South America, Europe, Asia — and from the furthest reaches of the world.
Rum Enthusiasts and Professionals
For consumers, the Miami Rum Renaissance Festival is one of the world’s premier international rum events, presenting a unique and exciting range of great rums to be sampled.
For professionals, this is the world’s largest and most important trade exposition for rum.
Miami Airport Convention CenterWe call it the MACC. This large, comfortable and expansive venue — The Miami Airport Convention Center at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel — is home to the Miami Rum Festival and Trade Expo.
DoubleTree By Hilton Hotel
Conveniently connected to the MACC is the grand DoubleTree by Hilton Miami Airport Hotel, with direct pick-up service from Miami airport. The hotel features large, modern rooms, bars and restaurants, gift shops and a resort-style tropical outdoor area with pools and waterfalls.
It’s also home to the Miami Merchandise Mart, an indoor shopping mall with hundreds of small international shops offering everything from jewelry and fashion to luggage, gifts, eyewear, watches, leather goods and more.
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