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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

  • Saturday, November 9 Rum Seminars noon to 5pm at Courtyard by Marriott Hotel
  • Sunday, November 10 Grand Tasting is 2 to 5pm – VIP and Trade begins at 12:30pm
  • Monday, November 11 Trade Day is 2 to 5pm

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’s 15th anniversary celebration offers a unique opportunity to sample hundreds of fine rums and attend seminars on the weekend of November 9–10–11 at the historic Coral Gables Woman’s Club with new rums, old favorites and vintage rums for connoisseurs. Admission is $49 before November 1st.

Miami Rum Festival 75 word description

The Miami Rum Festival’s 15th anniversary celebration offers hundreds of fine rums to sample, plus rum seminars on the weekend of November 9–10–11 at the historic Coral Gables Woman’s Club. Enjoy a bounty of new rums and old favorites — plus a wide selection luxury, limited edition and vintage rums for connoisseurs at The Private Collection Bar. Advance tickets are is $49 before November 1st, or $59 for early entry VIP access.


Miami Rum Festival 100 word description

Presenting the legacy Miami Rum Festival’s 15th anniversary celebration — attracting rum experts, professionals and enthusiasts from more than 30 countries for a fabulous rum discovery weekend in Coral Gables. Attendees can enjoy a selection of hundreds of fine rums from the Caribbean and beyond during the weekend of November 9–10–11, with seminars by leading rum experts and professionals. Discover a bounty of new rums to be revealed — and old favorites on display — plus a wide selection luxury, limited edition and vintage rums for connoisseurs. Advance tickets are $49 online before November 1st; or $59 for early access VIP admission.


Quotes by Robert Burr, host of Miami Rum Renaissance Festival

“We’re excited that Miami Rum Fest is celebrating its fourteenth 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 Festival – 14th Anniversary Celebration
November 11-12, 2023

The producers of Miami Rum Renaissance Festival are inviting the public to join them in celebrating fourteen years of great rum gatherings in South Florida with a grand tasting event in Coral Gables on the weekend of November 11–12, 2023.

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 on Sunday, November 12 from 2 to 5pm.

Attendees will enjoy the vast number of rums on exhibit by award-winning producers, and frequent the Private Collection Rum Tasting Bar — with more than a hundred limited edition, vintage and prestigious luxury edition expressions for discriminating palates.

The Saturday, November 11 Seminars are presented by some of the very best rum producers and experts in the field.

“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 for the Miami Rum Festival – 14th Anniversary Celebration,” 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.”

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 Festival – 14th Anniversary Celebration tickets are available for $49 online. VIP tickets which include early entry at 12:30pm are $59. Couples can purchase discounted VIP tickets in pairs for $99. 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.

Miami Rum Renaissance Seminars are presented at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Coral Gables on Saturday, November 11. The Rum Renaissance Grand Tasting event takes place at the Coral Gables Woman’s Club at 1001 East Ponce de Leon Boulevard, Coral Gables, FL 33134 on Sunday, November 12, 2023.

For more information about the Miami Rum Festival – 14th Anniversary Celebration, call 707-278-6736 or visit the web site:


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.

2024 Miami Rum Renaissance Festival

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

Saturday Rum Seminars
November 9, 2024
Noon to 5pm
Marriott Courtyard Coral Gables
2051 South Le Jeune Road

Sunday Grand Tasting
November 10, 2024
General Admission 2 to 5pm
VIP and trade – 12:30 to 5pm
Coral Gables Woman’s Club
1001 E. Ponce de Leon Blvd
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Monday Trade Day
November 11, 2024
Trade Only – 12:30 to 5pm
Coral Gables Woman’s Club
1001 E. Ponce de Leon Blvd
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Rum Renaissance LLC
ph: 707-278-6736

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Consumer Rum Jury

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The Great Rum Challenge

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Rhum Tour Martinique

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Rum Renaissance Photo Library

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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

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