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New York Rum Festival
June 14 - June 15
The New York Rum Festival returns for its 3rd year on Friday, June 14th and Saturday, June 15th for two days of seminars and tastings of over 30 rums from around the world.
The Festival kicks off on Friday at the Astor Center for a day of seminars with the top minds in the rum world. Speakers include legendary Barbados distiller Richard Seale, Bacardi educator David Cid, Kiowa Bryan and Ben Jones from Saint Lucia Distillers, and many more. These classroom sessions with rum samples, light refreshments, and Q&A, are all about investigating rum’s rich traditions and multifaceted flavors.
On Saturday the grand tasting takes place at the Metropolitan West exposition hall. Here you can dive into over 30 rums from around the world from the familiar to the rare. Along the way, take in further in-depth discussions from renowned experts like Appleton’s Joy Spence, Plantation’s Alexandre Gabriel, and tiki historian Jeff “Beachbum” Berry.
For more details on this year’s Rum Festival, click: newyorkrumfestival.com