RumFest returns to London this October

The world’s longest running rum festival, RumFest, returns for its 17th year, inviting visitors to embark on a rum journey with some of the biggest names and exciting newcomers in the industry. Last year, over 3000 visitors descended to see the master blenders, distillers, ambassadors and industry aficionados and this year promises to be its best yet featuring brand new cheese and rum masterclass.

Taking place on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th October, RumFest’s consumer show will welcome rum bars, brands, mixologists and master blenders, all of which will be presenting a series of workshops, seminars, tastings, demonstrations and competitions over the two days. The festival will feature over 400 of the most diverse rums from across the globe, alongside live music and dancing during “Carnival Hour”. With RumFest taking place during Black History Month, the festival will also shine light on black-owned rum owners and brands.

RumFest will take over the ILEC Conference Centre for the fourth year in a row for an extensive showcase of all things rum. There will be brand-led seminars and masterclasses from Equiano, V Rum, Angostura Rum, Foursquare Distillery, Ron Arehucas, Ron Diplomatico, Bayou Rum, Appleton Estate Rum, St Nicholas Abbey, J Bally, Old Monk Rum, Black Tot Rum, Ron Santiago de Cuba, Camikara Rum and many others, alongside food caterers Heart & Soul Caribbean with their famous Rotis. Also exhibiting over the weekend are a number of rum bars.

The RumFest Trade Show & Conference, in partnership with Class magazine, is taking place on Monday 16th October and will see new and boutique rum brands showcasing their products to industry professionals, buyers and key decision makers from influential retailers. The RumFest Trade Show & Conference is the UK’s premier event providing a platform for emerging, independent and boutique rum brands for well over a decade.

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