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The Miami Rum Festival welcomes journalists to attend our Rum Renaissance tasting 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.

Miami Rum Fest Media Credentials

Members of the spirits press, lifestyle editors, writers and travel journalists are invited to attend the Miami Rum Festival with media credentials. Contact to make a formal request.

Time and Place

  • Sunday, November 13 Grand Tasting is 2 to 6pm – VIP and Trade begins at 12:30pm
  • Coral Gables Woman’s Club, 1009 East Ponce De Leon Blvd, Coral Gables, FL 33134

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Miami Rum Fest 50 word description

Miami Rum Festival offers a unique opportunity to sample hundreds of fine rums from the Caribbean and beyond on Sunday, November 13 at the elegant and historic Coral Gables Woman’s Club with new rums, old favorites and vintage rums for connoisseurs. Admission is $39 for unlimited rum samples.

Miami Rum Festival 75 word description

The annual Miami Rum Festival offers rum enthusiasts an opportunity to sample hundreds of fine rums from the Caribbean and beyond on Sunday, November 13 at the elegant and historic Coral Gables Woman’s Club. Enjoy a bounty of new rums and old favorites on display — plus a wide selection luxury, limited edition and vintage rums for connoisseurs at The Private Collection Bar. Admission is $39 for unlimited rum samples. $49 for VIP access.


Miami Rum Festival 100 word description

Presenting the legacy Miami Rum Renaissance Festival — attracting rum experts, professionals and enthusiasts from more than 30 countries for a fabulous rum discovery. The 13th 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 on Sunday, November 13. A bounty of new rums will be revealed and old favorites on display — plus a wide selection luxury, limited edition and vintage rums for connoisseurs. $39 General Admission. $49 VIP admission.


Quotes by Robert Burr, host of Miami Rum Renaissance Festival

“We’re excited that Miami Rum Fest is celebrating its thirteenth anniversary of bringing the world of rum to South Florida. We’ve been visiting rum producers to gather an incredible collection of fine rums to sample for this 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 Miami Rum Fest as the best 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 on hand for those that wish to increase their knowledge and appreciation of rum. There is a lot of excitement at Miami Rum Fest among producers with many new and interesting products coming to market and many new developments in the world of rum.”

Miami Rum Fest – Lucky 13

The producers of Miami Rum Renaissance Festival are inviting the public to join them in celebrating thirteen years of great rum gatherings in South Florida with a grand tasting event in Coral Gables on November 13, 2022.

Once again, hundreds of rum connoisseurs, collectors, judges and enthusiastic rum lovers will mingle with producers, master distillers, importers, distributors, retailers and members of the spirits trade at the Coral Gables Woman’s Club from 2 to 6pm.

Attendees will enjoy the vast number of rums on exhibit by award-winning producers, and frequent the specialty rum tasting bar — with more than a hundred limited edition, vintage and prestigious luxury edition expressions for discriminating palates.

“It’s such a pleasure to host so many great rum producers and to welcome back more than a thousand rum fans in South Florida,” said festival producer Robert Burr. “The category of rum continues to expand with an ever-growing variety of offerings, from every-day favorites and classics, to the most amazing examples offered by the legendary masters or rum. We are truly experiencing an era that can only be described as the Renaissance Of Rum.”

As always, a great selection of top-shelf rums will be on sale at the event from Jensen’s Liquors, a leading source of great spirits in South Florida.

Savvy consumers come to the Rum Renaissance Festival to discover a truly remarkable range of fine rums from the Caribbean region, as well as Central and South America, Europe, Asia — and from the furthest reaches of the world. The best American rums, as well, are on display, with a chance to speak directly with the master distillers and blenders.

Miami Rum Renaissance Festival has always been a place where rum reputations are made, new products are released and the love of old favorites is rekindled.

Miami Rum Fest tickets are available for $39 online. VIP tickets which include early entry at 12:30pm are $49. Couples can purchase discounted VIP tickets in pairs for $89. After November 1, and at the door, prices are slightly higher.

Special rates for attendees are available at area hotels, as well as free transportation to and from the tasting events.

The Miami Rum Renaissance Festival takes place at the Coral Gables Woman’s Club at 1001 East Ponce de Leon Boulevard, Coral Gables, FL 33134 on Sunday, November 13, 2022.

For more information call 707-278-6736 or visit the web site:

Bountiful Tasting Selection Celebrated at Miami Rum Fest

The 2022 Miami Rum Renaissance Festival — Sunday, November 13 — presents a fantastic opportunity to taste, learn, discover and share a world of fine rums. This event, held in Coral Gables, features a bounty of new rums revealed and old favorites on display — plus a wide selection of luxury, limited edition and vintage rums for connoisseurs.

The category of rum is vast, with more than 80 countries producing a spirit from some form of sugar cane, molasses or cane syrup. Rum enthusiasts are drawn to the Miami Rum Renaissance Festival to seek out their favorites amongst the plethora of expressions of cane spirit.

“This is my favorite rum tasting event,” said James Monroe of Coconut Grove. “Every year I find something new, meet some great people and enjoy the tastings with my friends. It just keeps getting better.”

Especially popular among the most serious rum devotees is the Private Collection tasting bar, featuring some rare limited editions from private collections. Small donations for exclusive tastings of the most collectible rums benefit local non-profit organizations.

“We search high and low to bring the most interesting rums to our tasting events,” said Robin Burr, co-founder and organizer of the rum festival. “It really is amazing to see so many varieties of rum in one place.”

Key to the success of Miami Rum Renaissance Festival is that fact that the principals travel widely to discover rums to share with their attendees. “We visit an average of 12 to 15 rum distilleries every year,” said event host Robert Burr, “as well as many rum events to say abreast of all the new offerings.”

The result is an unparalleled opportunity for rum enthusiasts, in the delightful setting of a historic building in Coral Gables. The event takes place on Sunday, November 13 from 2 to 6pm at the Coral Gables Woman’s Club, 1001 East Ponce de Leon Blvd in Coral Gables, FL 33134.

General admission tickets are $39. VIP tickets with early admission are $49. Couples can purchase a pair of VIP tickets for the discounted price of $89 before November 1.

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Some of the specialty rums from private collections available for tastings at the VIP tasting bar include:

Abuelo Centuria – Panama; Abuelo XII Two Woods – Panama; Abuelo XV Napoleon Cognac Cask Finish – Panama; Abuelo XV Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish – Panama; Abuelo XV Tawny Port Cask Finish – Panama; Admiral Rodney HMS Formidable – St. Lucia; Admiral Rodney HMS Princessa – St. Lucia; Admiral Rodney HMS Royal Oak – St. Lucia; Amrut Old Port – India; Angostura Single Barrel – Trinidad; Antelope Island Red Rum – Utah; Appleton 21 – Jamaica; Appleton Master Blender Reserve; Arôme 28 – Panama; Bacardi Gran Reserva Diez 10 – Puerto Rico; Bacardi Reserva Limitada; Barbancourt 15 – Haiti; Barcelo Imperial – Dominican Republic; Barrilito Three Star – Puerto Rico; Bayou Select – Louisiana; Bounty Sorrel – St. Lucia; Botran 1893 Solera – Guatemala; Bristol – Rockley Still ’86 – Barbados; Bristol Providence Estate 1990 – Trinidad; Bristol – Port Mourant 1980 – Guyana; Bristol – Port Mourant 1999 – Guyana; Brugal 1888 – Dominican Republic; Bumbu XO – Panama; Carupano Solera Centenaria – Venezuela; Cartavio XO – Peru; Casa Magdalena Ron Blanco – Guatemala; Chairman’s Reserve Forgotten Cask – St. Lucia; Chairman’s Reserve 1979 Independence – St. Lucia; Chairman’s Reserve 2005 Vintage – St. Lucia; Chairman’s Reserve 1931 – St. Lucia; Charbay Barrel Strength 68.5 – California; Clairin Le Rocher – Haiti; Clement Cuvee Homere – Martinique; Clifton Estate Spice Rum – Nevis; Cockspur VSOR – Barbados; Compagnie de Indes – Fiji Vintage 2004; Compagnie de Indes – Port Mourant Guyana 2005; Diplomatico Vintage 2002 Sherry Finish – Venezuela; Doctor Bird Traditional Pot Still – Jamaica; Don Pancho Origenes 30 – Panama; Don Q Vermouth Cask Finish – Puerto Rico; Don Q 2007 Single Barrel – Puerto Rico; Don Q 20097 Single Barrel – Puerto Rico; Doorly’s 12 – Barbados; Doorly’s XO – Barbados; Dos Maderas Luxus – Spain; Dzama Cuvee Noire – Madagascar; El Dorado 15 – Guyana; El Dorado 21 – Guyana; English Harbour Port Cask; Facundo Exquisito – Puerto Rico; Flor de Caña 25 – Nicaragua; Foursquare 1998 Vintage – Barbados; Foursquare Premise – Barbados; Foursquare Probitas – Barbados and Jamaica; Foursquare Zinfandel Cask Finish – Barbados; Foursquare POrt Cask Finish – Barbados; Gunroom – Gunpowder Proof – Guyana Barbados Trinidad Jamaica; Hamilton Demerara 86 – Guyana; Hamilton Jamaica Pot Still Gold; Hamilton St. Lucia Pot Still 7; Hampden Estate 60% Overproof – Jamaica; Holey Dollar Cask Strength – Australia; Inner Circle Blue Dot 90 Proof – Australia; La Mauny Rhum View Agricole – Martinique; Lemon Hart 151 – Vintage – Guyana; Matusalem 15 – Dominican Republic; Matusalem 18 – Dominican Republic; Matusalem 23 – Dominican Republic; McDowell’s Number 1 Celebration – India; Mount Gay XO Limited Edition Independence – Barbados; Mount Gay 1703 Master Select – Barbados; Mount Gilboa Triple Distilled Pot – Barbados; Nine Leaves Almost Spring – Japan; Nine Leaves Angel’s Half – Japan; Pampero Aniversario – Venezuela; Penny Blue XO Batch 002 – Mauritius; Plantation Fiji 2009; Plantation Guatemala Gran Añejo; Plantation Jamaica 2005 Long Pond/Clarendon; Plantation 2001 Nicaragua; Prichard’s Private Stock – Tennessee; Queen Charlotte’s Reserve – North Carolina; Real McCoy 12 – Barbados; Rhum JM Cuvée 1845 – Martinique; Rhum JM Vintage 1997 – Martinique; Richland Georgia Estate; Richland Georgia Estate – Terrapin Double IPA; Ron Centenario 18 – Costa Rica; Rum Nation Reunion Island 7; Rum Nation Caroni 1998 – Trinidad; Saint James Cuvée 1765 – Martinique; Saint James Rhum Vieux Agricole – Martinique; Santa Teresa 1796 – Venezuela; Skotlander V – At Sea – Denmark; Skotlander IV – Licorice – Denmark; Star African White – Mauritius; Urupan Charanga Banco – Mexico; Velier 1998 Caroni 15 – Trinidad; Velier Forsyths WP 502 – Jamaica; Vizcaya VSOP – Dominican Republic; XM Royal Extra Mature – Guyana; Zabana Single Barrel Reserve – Philippines; Zacapa XO – Guatemala; Zafra 21 – Panama; Zafra 30 – Panama; and Zaya 12 – Trinidad.

2019 Rum Jury Awards

The Rum Jury announced the winners of their 2019 Rum Jury Gold Awards at the Miami Rum Renaissance Festival held in Coral Gables, Florida. Judges were sequestered for two days for blind tasting evaluation with 96 rum products submitted for judging. The results were analyzed and sorted by a seasoned team of statisticians. The top-ranked rums were identified for awards.

Rum Jury Gold Award

The 2019 Rum Jury Gold Awards were announced at Miami Rum Renaissance Festival

The Rum Jurors

Established in 2014, the Rum Jury offers the perspective and opinions of enthusiast rum consumers, especially those with large collections of rum. These super-consumers are important influencers among their own friends and associates and can accurately represent what the public might find most interesting.

Over time, their Rum Jury Gold Awards recommendations have offered rum consumers insightful guidance based on their real-world experience with many rums.

Judging Rum

Rum jurors evaluate rums within a specific set of guidelines established by the International Rum Experts team. Rather than judging rums by favoritism, the products are judged by attempting to discern the intent of the producer and evaluating the results of their efforts.

Rum Jury Gold Awards

The following products were judged superior in the blind tasting competition and earned their 2019 Rum Jury Gold Awards.

Autentico Nativo 15 – Panamá
Autentico Nativo Overproof – Panamá
Copalli White Rum – Belize
Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva – Venezuela
Diplomático Planas – Venezuela
Just Rum, Simple White – Oregon
Just Rum, Maple Rested – Oregon
Lemon Hart 1804 – Guyana
Lemon Hart Blackpool Spiced – Guyana
Maggie’s Farm Queen Share 55 – Pennsylvania
Maggie’s Farm Spiced – Pennsylvania
Maison La Mauny – Acacia 50° – Martinique
Maison La Mauny – Spiced 40° – Martinique
Maison La Mauny – XO 40° – Martinique
Naked in Jamaica – Florida
Paratiana Ouro Cachaça – Brazil
Paratiana Prata Cachaça – Brazil
Plantation O.F.T.D. Overproof – various
Plantation Original Dark – various
Puerto Angel Añejo Uruapan – Mexico
Puerto Angel Blanco Uruapan – Mexico
Ron Caribu Spiced Black Strap – Venezuela
Ron Caribu Gold Superior – Venezuela
RumJava Cacao’Mon – Florida
RumJava Expresso Rum Cream – Florida
RumJava Mahtini’Mon – Florida
RumJava Signature – Florida
Saint James Rhum Blanc Agricole – Martinique
Tanduay Double – The Philippines
Tanduay Gold – The Philippines
Tanduay Silver – The Philippines
Three Roll Estate Brazilian Style – Louisiana
Three Roll Estate Premium Agricole – Louisiana
TierraMonte Essential Eight – various
Trois Rivières – Rhum Blanc Agricole 50° – Martinique
Trois Rivières – Cuvée de l’Océan 42° – Martinique
Trois Rivières – VO – Cuvée du Moulin – Martinique
Trois Rivières – VSOP Réserve Spéciale – Martinique

The winners received gold medals and certificates at the Miami Rum Renaissance Festival at a ceremony before a gathering of the public, the spirits trade and rum producers.

2022 Miami Rum Renaissance Festival

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

Saturday Rum Seminars
November 12, 2022
12:30pm to 5pm
Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
Venetian Ballroom
50 Alhambra Plaza
Coral Gables, FL. 33134

Sunday Grand Tasting
November 13, 2022
General Admission 2 to 6pm
VIP and trade – 12:30 to 6pm
Coral Gables Woman’s Club
1001 E. Ponce de Leon Blvd
Coral Gables, FL 33134

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ph: 707-278-6736

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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.

Miami New Times — American Rums Shine at Miami Rum Renaissance Festival

Spirits Connoisseurs Get a Taste of the Rum Renaissance Festival

Miami Rum Renaissance Festival returns to its roots after 10 years

Florida Favorites – Top 11 Food * Beverage Festivals in Florida

Vacation Idea – Dream Vacation Magazine
February, 2019

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

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April 18, 2018

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April 2015

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March 2015
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Tri-City Herald

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April 18, 2015 (Via Associated Press)
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April 17, 2015

Cape Coral Daily Breeze
April 18, 2015

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

The Rum Trader

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Caribbean Journal

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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 –
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Washington Times: Rum’s expansion highlighted at Miami festival

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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:
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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

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