From our organizers:
The third annual New York Rum Festival on Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15 for two days of seminars and tastings of over 30 rums from around the world. Friday is a day of seminars with the top minds in the rum world, held at the famous Astor Center. 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, June 15, the grand tasting begins at the Metropolitan West exposition hall in Midtown Manhattan. Here you can dive into over 30 rums from around the world from the familiar to the rare and take in further in-depth discussions from renowned experts like Appleton’s Joy Spence, Plantation’s Alexandre Gabriel, and tiki historian Jeff “Beachbum” Berry.
The adventure continues throughout the week as the Festival is joined by New York Rum Week, running from June 10 through June 17.
During Rum Week, 20 bars across Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens will join the celebration with specialty cocktails designed to highlight rum’s diversity of flavors. We’ve put together a roster of the city’s best rum, cocktail, and Caribbean bars, with each bar offering a completely different menu of its own unique recipes, adding up to a citywide master class in rum cocktails by some of New York’s top bartenders. The list includes the Polynesian, Glady’s, the Happiest Hour, Donna, Solomon & Kuff, Pouring Ribbons, and many more.
The full list of bars is available on the web site: https://www.newyorkrumweek.com
Details on the New York Rum Festival are available at: http://newyorkrumfestival.com