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Miami Rum Fest Media Credentials
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Time and Place
- Friday May 15 Grand Tasting is 4 to 8pm – VIP begins at 2pm
- Saturday May 16 Grand Tasting Event from 4 to 8pm – VIP starting at 2pm
- Coral Gables Woman’s Club, 1009 East Ponce De Leon Blvd, Coral Gables, FL 33134
Ticket URL: https://rumrenaissance.com/tickets/
Miami Rum Fest Celebrates A Dozen Years
The producers of Miami Rum Renaissance Festival are inviting the public to join them in celebrating twelve years of great rum gatherings in South Florida with a two day grand tasting event in Coral Gables on May 15 and 16, 2020.
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 4 to 8pm.
Attendees will appreciate the seminars and master classes offered by leading experts in the rum industry, 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 Fest 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 $50 online. VIP tickets which include early entry, a tasting glass and complimentary catered meals, are $75. Special discount tickets are available for qualified members of the trade.
Special discount 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 Friday, May 15 and Saturday, May 16, 2020.
For more information call 707-278-6736 or visit the web site: rumrenaissance.com/
Bountiful Tasting Selection Celebrated at Miami Rum Fest
The 2020 Miami Rum Renaissance Festival — May 15 and 16 — presents a fantastic opportunity to taste, learn, discover and share a world of fine rums. This two-day 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 VIP 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 Friday, May 15th and Saturday, May 16th from 4 to 8pm at the Coral Gables Woman’s Club, 1001 East Ponce de Leon Blvd in Coral Gables, FL 33134.
General admission tickets are $50 per day. VIP tickets, with early admission, catered meals and a fine tasting glass, are $75 per day.
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.
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 May 15 and 16 at the elegant and historic Coral Gables Woman’s Club with a new rums, old favorites and vintage rums for connoisseurs. Admission is $50 for unlimited rum samples. http://www.RumRenaissance.com
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 Friday and Saturday, May 15–16 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 VIP Tasting Bar. Admission is $50 for unlimited rum samples. $75 for VIP access. http://www.RumRenaissance.com
Miami Rum Festival 100 word description
Presenting the best rum festival in the world — Miami Rum Festival attracts rum experts, professionals and enthusiasts from more than 30 countries for a fabulous weekend rum discovery. The 12th 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 Friday, May 15 and Saturday, May 16. 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. $50 General Admission. $75 VIP admission. http://www.RumRenaissance.com
Quotes by Robert Burr, host of Miami Rum Renaissance Festival
|“We’re excited that Miami Rum Fest is celebrating its twelfth 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 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 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 at Miami Rum Fest among producers with many new and interesting products coming to market and many new developments in the world of rum.”|
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.
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.
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.
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. https://www.flickr.com/photos/thatnimrod/albums/with/72157682490208690
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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. https://rumporter.com/en/the-renaissance-of-renaissance-rum-festival-interview-with-robert-robin-burr-creators-of-the-festival/
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
Vacation Idea – Dream Vacation Magazine
Florida State Homes
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
Russell Spadaccini , President, BocaRaton.com & The Bites! Network – WineEvents.com
Christina Jordan Florida Today
Carib Seek Events Calendar
Boy Drinks World, Ram Udwin
Slammie.com, Atomic Grog
El Sol Latino
Miami Herald (Via Associated Press)
Miami Herald (Via Associated Press)
Florida Fairs and Festivals
Macon Daily Telegraph (Via Associated Press)
April 18, 2018
Columbus Ledger Enquirer (Via Associated Press)
Island Packet (Via Associated Press)
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
You Tube – Yolo Rum
WSVN-TV (Via Associated Press)
Sun-Herald.com, Biloxi-Gulfport, MS (Via Associated Press)
April 18, 2015
SanLuisObispo.com (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
99 JAMZ – WEDR-FM
April 17, 2015
April 24, 2015
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
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
Local10.com: 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
Boston.com – Rum lovers unite: Festival returns to Miami
Floribrew: Miami Rum Renaissance
MiamiDiario.com: Celebran el Miami Rum Renaissance Festival