Miami Rum Renaissance Festival

April 15-17, 2016
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711 N.W. 72 Avenue
Miami, FL 33126

on site:
DoubleTree by Hilton

Miami Beach:
Hotel Breakwater

Hotel Victor

Casa Victoria Orchid

April 15-17, 2016 -- 8th Annual Miami Rum Festival
and International Trade Exposition for Rum
The Ultimate Rum Festival and Trade Expo

Welcome to the world's largest gathering of rum producers, experts and enthusiasts.

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 producers from all over the world come to introduce new products, meet with importers and distributers, buyers and retailers, as well as consultants on the distillation, packaging and marketing of rum worldwide.

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.

Enjoy a grand three-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 is fun - Miami Rum Renaissance Festival 2014 from Jochen Hirschfeld on Vimeo.

"The event, which drew 12,000 in 2013, 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. But if this is about a new boom in the spirits industry, it's also about a new bond between the Caribbean and South Florida. Very little rum is actually made in Miami. Still, as the Rum Fest suggests, rum reputations are made here. The city today is rum's premiere showcase, as evidenced by the more than 80 fine rums on the menu at Ortanique, a Caribbean restaurant in South Florida." - National Public Radio

discount rates starting at $139 per night


Miami Rum Festival takes place in the sub-tropical wonderland of Miami at the world class Doubletree by Hilton Miami Airport Convention Center. This spacious, Miami hotel was recently renovated and is the ideal location for a large international gathering of rum experts and enthusiasts. Here you will sample the world's finest rums in the center of the rum universe.

Trade Expo


For those in the industry, the International Trade Expo For Rum is a rare opportunity to meet with fellow producers, distilers, blenders, importers, marketers, distributors, retailers and the international spirits press.

Cocktail Week


Enjoy Miami Cocktail Week VIP parties, hosted by the finest spirit companies in the world at great cocktail venues around Miami, featuring fine libations and entertainment.

Rum Tastings


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.



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.



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.

and Awards


Rum Renaissance is host to the world-famous RumXP competition, where more than one hundred rums from around the world will be judged by an all-star international cast of authors, lecturers, trainers, historians, journalists, consultants, collectors, proprietors, mixologists and promoters of rum. Attend the RumXP Awards Ceremony where the winners of the World's Best Rums will be announced.

Ride Service


Enjoy our rum tasting events without concern for driving or parking. Use our official car service to bring you safely and securely to and from the Miami Rum Festival. It's easy, it's convenient and it's carefree.



2014 Press Releases and information

Robert and Robin Burr

Robert and Robin Burr
hosts of the Miami Rum Fest and Trade Expo

Are you a savvy rum enthusiast?

Take the quiz. Challenge your knowledge of rum against other rum fans around the world.

Many New Rums Coming To Miami Rum Fest and Trade Expo

Emerging rum brands from South Florida, Georgia, Antigua, Barbados, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Panama, St. Vincent, Trinidad, Guyana, Suriname, Austria, Denmark, Japan, Philippines and India make their U.S. debut at Miami Rum Renaissance Festival and Trade Expo...

Presenting the largest rum festival in the world -- attracting rum producers, distillers, noted experts, professionals and enthusiasts from more than 30 countries.

The annual Miami Rum Festival offers an opportunity to sample hundreds of fine rums from the Caribbean and beyond during three days of Grand Tasting events at the DoubleTree Miami Airport Convention Center in April.

Celebrity seminars, live entertainment, island lifestyle vendors and interactive cocktail demonstrations round out the activities associated with this unique celebration of the best rums in the world.

"We're challenging the mistaken assumption that Rum is ordinary. In fact, Rum is fascinating." - Robert Burr

"Rum is fun. And rum people are fun people." - Robert Burr

In order to restrict attendance to the Miami Rum Festival and International Trade Expo for Rum, tickets will not be sold at the door. Please register in advance using the online ticket service. Register Online

"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
Miami Rum Festival is produced by Rum Renaissance Festival LLC
presented by Rob's Rum Guide in association with the International Rum Expert Panel.
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Robert Burr's Gifted Rums Guide RumXP International Rum Expert Panel

official ride service

Donations benefit the following not-for-profit organizations:

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