Rum Renaissance Seminars

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Seminars - Miami Rum Renaissance Festival

Rum Education

The annual Rum Renaissance Festival is the place to learn about rum with outstanding Rum Seminars.

In addition to copious opportunities to taste, discern and discover the best rums, attendees of the world’s most interesting rum festival are invited to sign up for informative, entertaining and illuminating rum seminars and expert classes taught by some of the leading experts in the world.

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Rum Renaissance Festival Seminars and Master Classes

Saturday, November 12

Miami Rum Fest Seminar Day 

Hyatt Regency Coral Gables
Venetian Ballroom
50 Alhambra Plaza
Coral Gables, FL. 33134

 

Cane to Glass

a complete journey through the rum production process

Alexander Gabriel

Alexandre Gabriel
Maison Ferrand Owner and Master Blender

Don Benn

Don Benn
West Indies Rum Master Distiller

Gabrielle Hinds

Gabrielle Hinds
West Indies Rum Distillery Quality Control

Part 1
Cane Culture and Fermentation

12:30pm to 1:15pm

We begin with a in-depth look at the seminal West Indies Central Sugar Cane Breeding Station, one of the two oldest (Java being the other one) sugar cane breeding institutions in the world, with a continuous breeding program since the rediscovery of seedlings in Barbados in 1888.

The key to developing desirable flavor profiles in rum production begins in the fermentation process — from light bodied rums to richly complex and flavorful distillates, we explore the theories, techniques and methods of fermentation developed and refined in the Caribbean region over the centuries.

Part 2
Distillation Using Traditional and Modern Methods

2pm to 2:45pm

The range of styles and marques created using various distillation methods and equipment varies greatly. From traditional alembic style copper pots to hybrid specialty stills and modern, efficient column still equipment, the contemporary production facility assimilates a myriad of varied processes and methods to create unique marques — enabling a vast variety of rum distillates to be produced.

Part 3
Wood Management and Blending

3:30pm to 4:15pm

The process of maturing spirits in wooden barrels has a long and storied history, based on the craft of cooperage and the management of the aging process. Producing carefully curated and elevated spirits is an artful endeavor that requires intimate knowledge and experience of the materials, the interactions and the chemistry of wood management.

Likewise, the blending of various marques, developed to deliver specific styles and properties, are merged to create complexity, intensity, balance and depth of flavor. The art of blending requires specific talents and organoleptic skills that can take decades to master. When targeting specific flavor profiles and product specifications, the master blender must intrinsically understand the unique qualities of each marque and the values of each component to create a masterful blend.

At the end of each seminar presentation segment, an interactive question and answer session will follow. Rum tastings are included in the seminars. Light snacks will be served at the end of the third session.

For Hyatt Coral Gables Hotel rates and reservations for the Miami Rum Festival contact Nataly Simancas at 305-447-6013 or via email: nataly.simancas@hyatt.com

Rum Seminar Tickets

Purchase Seminar Tickets

There are a limited number of seats available for this three session seminar set.

The cost of the three seminars is $59 per person. Use this link to purchase tickets in advance online.

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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