A Spirited Classy Newbie on the Festival Circuit
RumBahamas is the latest, spirited derring-do from the islands where Columbus first dropped anchor in the New World and stepped ashore. Gracing the fest with his lordly knowledge of rum will be none other than Ian Burrell, renowned UK rum expert and ambassador. Burrell is celebrated and in great demand for his impeccable palate for identifying the 24-carat treasures of the liquid gold so beloved of pirates of yesteryear and taste trendsetters of today.
Enjoying the blessing of the International Rum Council, RumBahamas is a festival that promises to write a “rum”-bunctious new page in the romance of rum, the wicked concoction that defined the Caribbean and changed the demographics, politics and economy of the western world. Organizers have invited rum distillers from around the world—the heavyweight producers from the Caribbean, whose legendary brands have inscribed “rum” on the world’s sensory map. A number of boutique and micro distillers will also be on hand to add to the delight of discovery. The RumBahamas gang assures us that everyone from the seasoned rum connoisseur, to the cultural consumer to the social sipper will find an offering to suit your palate from the more than 30 intriguing rums available for sampling.