Celebrating ten years of offering rum enthusiasts and spirit novices alike a unique opportunity to sample hundreds of fine rums from the Caribbean and beyond, the Rum Renaissance Festival sails into the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center on the weekend of June 9-10, 2018.

Poised to be bigger and better than ever at the new location on the water, the move from Miami-Dade County to Broward County in 2018 offers a more convenient centralized location for residents of the eighth-most populated metropolitan area in the nation, currently surpassing six million people.

"We’re going all out to bring the world of rum to South Florida once again,” said festival organizer and publisher Robert Burr. “The rum category is experiencing explosive growth and renewed appreciation as producers are bringing their finest rums and special expressions to market. This two-day Grand Tasting event is tailor-made for those that truly appreciate discovering the depth and breadth of the world’s best rums.”

In addition to copious opportunities to taste, discern and discover the best rums, attendees of the world’s best rum festival are invited to sign up for any one of the ten informative, entertaining and illuminating rum seminars taking place over Saturday and Sunday,  taught by some of the leading experts in the world from Germany, Italy, Spain, France, the Caribbean region and the United States. The one-day VIP admission tickets include two complimentary seminars, if reserved in advance; the two-day VIP ticket includes four. Additional seminars may be purchased in or at the door based on availability.

Tickets for the annual Rum Renaissance Festival are priced at $50 per day for samplings of rums from more than 40 countries. General admission includes unlimited samples of rums on display. There’s also a special VIP Tasting Bar for the most serious rum fanatics to taste rare and limited edition rum for a small fee. The event includes master classes and seminars by rum luminaries and key influencers. The International Rum Expert Panel judges will be on hand to announce the winners of their annual RumXP Tasting Competition and present these esteemed awards.

Rum and Tiki Culture

On the weekend of June 9-10, the Rum Renaissance Festival celebrates its coexistence with the annual Hukilau tiki event at the neighboring Pier 66 Hotel. The combination of Polynesian-theme cocktails and fabulous exotica is a perfect match for a weekend featuring America’s largest rum tasting event.

The Hukilau draws an impressive crowd of tiki fanatics who appreciate the allure and delights of tropical cultures and fantastical cocktails that reflect the enchanting Polynesian lifestyle.

Complete details are available on the Rum Renaissance Festival web site at http://www.rumrenaissance.com

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