RumFest is like the Rugby World Cup to BarChick; massive crowds, big names, a bit of a ruckus and a sh*t load of fun (17th – 18th October). It’s in its 9th year and as expected they’re not messing about so expect over 400 rums from around the world and some of the most well-respected and renown rum names all under one roof; Diplomatico, Bacardi, Havana Club, Lamb's Navy Rum, The Duppy Share, Don Q, Botron, Gold Of Mauritius, Matugga Rum and Nine Leaves to name a few. There’ll be cooking demos, seminars, master classes and the most insane selection of rums to taste.
It’s a bit like Carnival only better.
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THINGS NOT TO MISS:
Meet a Master Blender
There’s no better way to learn about rum than from a Master Blender. This is the guy who chooses which blends go into the bottle as a result of his insane nose and ability to taste! Tito Cordero, Diplomatico’s Master Blender, hails from Venezuela and knows his sh*t. Don’t miss his talk that will be talking you on a journey through the Andes and back.
The Rum Auction
Get that credit card out, have a swig of rum and make sure you get involved with this year’s RumFest Auction in partnerships with Christie’s Auction House. It’s the chance to get your hands on some of the rarest of rums to beef up that collection - that and the cash goes to charity so however much you spend you can still feel good about it…
You’ve gotta love Carnival Hour, every day before the festival closes the party kicks off. Rum punch in hand you will see a Caribbean carnival rip through the venue with live bands and dancers to show you exactly how to shake that booty.
Wanna learn how to cook Caribbean style? Vanessa Bolosier, model turned mega chef will show you how it’s done on RumFest’s Main Stage. Think big flavours and a whole lot of spice.
Sunday is not to be missed! Taking over the main stage will be Shivi Ramoutar and her twists on classic Caribbean dishes. Essentially you’ll learn all you need to know to make up a bad ass Caribbean feast at home.
Get involved with the Golden Tot tokens! For £5 a token you get the chance to sample 1cl samples of some of the world’s most super premium rums, liquids worth over £100. Pow.
Wanna go big? Get a VIP ticket for £75 and you get entry in an hour before everyone else and a chance to chat to your favourite brands before the crowds, a two course Caribbean lunch and a RumFest goodie bag baby.
Whatever you want you can get them HERE and now.
Venue location: ILEC, 47 Lillie Rd, London SW6 1UD