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Resources for Press, Journalists and Social Media Specialists

The Rum Renaissance Festival welcomes journalists to attend our events. On this page you will find prepared short descriptions of the festival, press releases, articles, logos and banners that can be used in the promotion of the rum festival. Please let us know if you need any additional resources.

Rum Renaissance Press Credentials

Members of the Spirits Press, lifestyle editors, writers and travel journalists are invited to register for complimentary Rum Renaissance Festival media credentials.

Time and Place

  • Friday is Trade Day, from 2 to 8pm
  • Saturday is the General Admission Grand Tasting Event from 4 to 10pm
  • VIP Admission includes Friday and Saturday starting at 2pm.
  • Coral Gables Woman’s Club, 1009 East Ponce De Leon Blvd, Coral Gables, FL 33134

Ticket URL:

RumXP Best In Class Gold Award 2018 RumXP Awards

White Rum

Tanduay Silver – Best In Class
Caneland Parade – Gold
Casa Magdalena Ron Blanco – Gold
Real McCoy 3 – Gold
Plantation 3 Stars – Gold
Nine Leaves Clear – Gold

Rhum Agricole Blanc

LaMauny Acacia – Best In Class
Trois Rivières 50% Blanc – Gold
LaKay Clairin 22/22 – Gold
Trois Rivières Cuvée de Ocean – Gold
Caneland Rum Agricole – Gold

White Overproof Rum

Monymusk White Overproof – Gold

Spiced Rum

Brinley Spiced – Best In Class
Black Magic Spiced – Gold
Muddy River Carolina Spiced – Gold
Carmelita’s Spiced Orange – Gold

Flavored Rum

Koloa Coffee – Best In Class
Alligator Bay Dark – Gold
Boqueron Coconut – Gold
Ziami Grapefruit – Gold
Brinley Lime – Gold
Brinley Coconut Cream – Gold
Wicked Dolphin Hidden Barrel Maple – Gold

Boutique Aged Rum

Florida Mermaid – Best In Class
Queen Charlotte’s Reserve – Gold
Islamorada Small Batch Dark Barrel Aged – Gold
Koloa Reserve – Gold
Prichard’s Fine – Gold
Maggie’s Farm Queen Share Double Oak – Gold

Boutique Dark Rum

Naked in Jamaica – Gold
Maggie’s Farm 50/50 Dark Rum – Gold

Overproof Aged Rum

Plantation OFTD – Best In Class

Traditional Aged Rum

Monymusk Gold – Best In Class
Mezan Guyana 2005 – Gold
Mezan Panama 2006 – Gold
Grander 12 – Gold
Tanduay Gold – Gold
Real McCoy 5 – Gold

Premium Aged Rum

Real McCoy 12 – Best In Class
Mount Gay 1703 – Gold
Plantation Xaymaca – Gold
Plantation Fiji 2009 – Gold
Plantation Peru – Gold
Mount Gay XO – Gold


Rhum Agricole Aged

Trois Rivières VSOP – Best In Class
Trois Rivières Cuvée de Moulin – Gold
LaMauny VSOP – Gold
Trois Rivières Eleve Sous Bois – Gold

2018 Consumer Rum Jury Awards

White Rum

Casa Magdalena Ron Blanco – Gold
Cane Run – Gold

Dark Rum

Naked in Jamaica – Gold
Maggie’s Farm 50/50 Dark – Gold

Aged Rum

Dos Maderas 5 + 5 – Gold
Plantation XO – Gold
Mount Gay XO – Gold
Dzama Cuvée Noire – Gold
Diplomatico #2 – Gold
Mount Gay 1703 – Gold

Spiced Rum

Brinley Spiced – Gold
Carmelita’s Dark Spiced – Gold
Black Magic – Gold

Flavored Rum

Brinley Coconut – Gold
Carmelita’s Grilled Pineapple – Gold
Runner’s – Gold













Rum Renaissance Festival 50 word description

Rum Renaissance Festival offers a unique opportunity to sample hundreds of fine rums from the Caribbean and beyond on May 18 at the elegant and historic Coral Gables Woman’s Club. Enjoy master classes and interactive seminars by leading rum experts. Admission begins at $50 for unlimited rum samples.

Rum Renaissance Festival 75 word description

The annual Rum Renaissance Festival offers rum enthusiasts an opportunity to sample hundreds of fine rums from the Caribbean and beyond on Saturday, May 18 from 4 to 10pm at the elegant and historic Coral Gables Woman’s Club. Celebrity seminars, master classes, lifestyle vendors, cocktail demonstrations and an international tasting competition round out the activities associated with this unique celebration of rum. Admission is $50 for unlimited rum samples. $75 for VIP access.


Rum Renaissance Festival 100 word description

Presenting the best rum festival in the world — Rum Renaissance Festival attracts rum experts, professionals and enthusiasts from more than 30 countries for a fabulous weekend rum discovery. The 11th annual Rum Fest in Miami offers unlimited sampling of hundreds of fine rums from the Caribbean and beyond at the elegant and historic Coral Gables Woman’s Club. Friday, May 17 is Trade Day, Saturday, May 18 is General Admission. Rum seminars and master classes and the RumXP International Rum Tasting Competition round out this unique celebration of the best rums in the world. $50 General Admission. $75 VIP admission.


Quotes by Robert Burr, host of Rum Renaissance Festival

“We’re excited that Rum Renaissance is celebrating its eleventh anniversary of bringing the world of rum to South Florida. We’ve been visiting to all the rum producers to gather an incredible collection of fine rums to sample for this two day grand tasting event. It’s an opportunity for rum enthusiasts to enjoy their favorites and discover some delightful new expressions, gain a greater appreciation and share the enthusiasm of these fine spirits with friends.”
“South Florida is the number one rum market in the world and its only fitting that we present the largest rum tasting program in the United States once a year in this location. Its also a chance for the international rum community to come together, from the islands of the Caribbean and the Americas to Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa and beyond.”
“Rum Experts from near and far are presenting informative and entertaining seminars and master classes for those that wish to increase their knowledge and appreciation of rum. There is a lot of excitement among producers with many new and interesting products coming to market and many new developments in the world of rum.”

2019 Rum Renaissance Festival

This is your gateway to the world’s best rum tasting event.

Friday, May 17, 2019
2 to 8pm

Saturday, May 18, 2019
The Grand Tasting Event

VIP 2 to 10pm
General Admission 4 to 10pm

Venue: Coral Gables Woman’s Club

Rum Renaissance Festival LLC

ph: 707-278-6736

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Tickets by phone: 877-855-3378


Rum Renaissance Festival is presented by Rob’s Rum Guide in association with the International Rum Expert Panel.

Robs Rum Guide

Robs Rum Guide

Rum Renaissance Caribbean Cruise

Rum Renaissance Caribbean Cruise

Rum Minute YouTube Channel

Rum Minute YouTube Channel

International Rum Expert Panel

RumXP - the International Rum Expert Panel

Consumer Rum Jury

Consumer Rum Jury

The Great Rum Challenge

The Great Rum Challenge

Rhum Tour Martinique

Rhum Tour Martinique

Rum Renaissance Private Tasting Experience

Rum Renaissance Private Tasting Experience

Miami Rum Club

Miami Rum Club

Rum Wreck Dive Bar

Rum Wreck Dive Bar

Chilled Magazine Free Subscription

Chilled Magazine Free Subscription

Ohana - Luau By The Lake

Ohana - Luau By The Lake

Rum Renaissance Photo Library

Rum Renaissance Photo Library

Photos are available for publication with permission. Photo credit notes are included with many images in the library. Others can be credited to Rum Renaissance Festival.

Tasting Glass Images

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Rum Renaissance Festival Flyers

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Rum Renaissance Festival Logos

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April 16, 2018
An interview with Robert and Robin Burr, hosts of the Rum Renaissance Festival, discussing the beginning of the festival and the evolution of the event over the past ten years.


National Public Radio
Rob, Robin and Robert Burr are interviewed by Tim Padgett, Americas Editor of
WLRN Public Radio
about tasting rum.

Robert Burr on By The Glass
Brett Hubbard and Friends interview Rum Expert Robert Burr on their weekly show about spirits, wine and beer.

Florida State Homes
August, 2016

Miami New Times Article by Lanie Doss prior to festival

Miami New Times Article by Lanie Doss AFTER the festival

Jim Hayward Article on Atomic Grog on Mai Kai party

Jim Hayward Article on Atomic Grog RumXP Awards

Leslie Heigh – Freelance Photojournalist

Broward New Times Article – Warren Bobrow

Listen to #135 – Miami Rum Renaissance Festival by Entertaining business

Sponsorship of FOM:

Rum Journey

Russell Spadaccini , President, & The Bites! Network –

Christina Jordan Florida Today

Soul of Miami

Miami Traveler

Florida Today

Carib Seek Events Calendar

Boy Drinks World, Ram Udwin
4/30/2015/, Atomic Grog

El Sol Latino

Digest Miami

Miami New Times



CBS4 Miami

Miami Herald (Via Associated Press)

Miami Herald (Via Associated Press)

Florida Fairs and Festivals
April 2015

Macon Daily Telegraph (Via Associated Press)
April 18, 2018

Columbus Ledger Enquirer (Via Associated Press)

Island Packet (Via Associated Press)

El Sol

My San Antonio (Via Associated Press)

Bellville News Democrat (Via Associated Press)


Idaho Statesman (Via Associated Press)

Bradenton Herald (Via Associated Press)

Centre Daily Times, Pennsylvania (Via Associated Press)

Bellingham Herald, Washington (Via Associated Press)

Kansas City Star (Via Associated Press)

South Florida Caribbean News
April 2015

The Triton
March 2015
April 2015

March 2015

You Tube – Yolo Rum
April 2015

April 2015

WSVN-TV (Via Associated Press)

Tri-City Herald

Premier Guide Miami
April 2015, Biloxi-Gulfport, MS (Via Associated Press)
April 18, 2015 (Via Associated Press)
April 18, 2015
April 17, 2015

Cape Coral Daily Breeze
April 18, 2015

Daytona Beach News Journal (Via Associated Press)
April 18, 2015

The Rum Trader

April 2015

April 2015

Chilled Magazine
April 17, 2015
April 24, 2015
April 2015

Caribbean Journal

Bar Business Magazine


National Public Radio:
Rum Renaissance Revives The Spirit’s Rough Reputation

NPR: Why Caribbean Rum Is The New Cognac – And Why Miami Is Its Showcase

KeraNews: Rum Renaissance Revives The Spirit’s Rough Reputation

GPB News: Rum Renaissance Revives The Spirit’s Rough Reputation

Forbes Travel Guide: An Insider’s Guide To The Best Rum In Miami

Miami New Times: Rum Renaissance Festival 2014: Top Five Coolest Rum Backstories

Miami New Times: Ten Rums We Loved at Rum Renaissance Festival 2014

Miami New Times: Miami Rum Renaissance Festival Returns: VIP BOGO Offer

Miami Herald: Rum’s expansion highlighted at Miami festival

Miami Herald: Prepare for a rum-soaked week as the Rum Renaissance Festival returns to Miami

Miami Traveler: Exploring the Magic City — Miami Rum Renaissance Festival 2015 by Hal Peat

Rum Journal: Miami Readies For World’s Largest Rum Festival

Rum Journal: Pusser’s, Don Q, El Dorado Among RumXP Winners –
Rum lovers unite: Festival returns to Miami rum_lovers_unite_festival_returns_to_miami.html

Washington Times: Rum’s expansion highlighted at Miami festival

Food & Beverage Magazine –
Tanduay Silver Asian Rum Intrigues Experts at World’s Largest Rum Festival

BarBizMag: Miami Rum Renaissance Festival in Year Six

BarBizMag: Miami Rum Renaissance Continues Growth

A Mountain of Crushed Ice: Lost Spirits Navy Style Rum

Atomic Grog: Upstart spirits share spotlight with major players at sixth annual Miami Rum Renaissance Festival

Atomic Grog: Cocktails reach new heights of creativity at Miami Rum Festival

Atomic Grog: Step up your game at Miami Rum Fest

Atomic Grog: Six reasons to look forward to the sixth annual Miami Rum Fest

Bahama Bob: 2014 Miami Rum Festival a Review in Pictures

Floating Rum Shack: Bacardi Tiki Take Over 2014 UK Team Confirmed

Soul Of Miami: 2014 Miami Rum Renaissance Festival Rum’s expansion highlighted at Miami festival

CBS4 Miami: Rum Connoisseurs Tasting New Flavors In Miami

Kansas City Business:
Rum’s expansion highlighted at Miami festival

Fox35 Monterey: Miami Rum Festival will make the city of the sun in the ‘capital of the ron’

Customer Experience Report:
Guyana Rum Takes Best in Class at 2014 Rum XP International Tasting Competition

BevNet: Selvarey Rum Announces California Distribution Through Southern Wine & Spirits

The Garden Isle: Koloa Rom brings home the gold

Hawai`i’s Kōloa Rum Company Brings Home The Gold From The Miami Rum Renaissance Festival

Cheers: Real McCoy Wins Awards in Miami

Facebook Miami Rum Renaissance Photos by Rod Deal

Chilled: The Real McCoy Rum Makes a Splash at Miami Rum Renaissance – Rum lovers unite: Festival returns to Miami

Floribrew: Miami Rum Renaissance Celebran el Miami Rum Renaissance Festival