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Countdown to RumFest – A weekend-long rum fiesta

Founded by Global Rum Ambassador Ian Burrell in 2007, RumFest returns for its 13th year to take over Earl’s Court ILEC Conference Centre on 19th – 20th October for a rum filled weekend. Bringing together over 400 rare and diverse rums from exhibitors across the globe, guests will have the opportunity to sip and savour their way through a journey of flavour discovery.

Rum lovers aficionados and enthusiasts alike are invited to come and celebrate the delicious spirit in an extensive showcase of all things rum. There will be a barrel full of events throughout the weekend including; exclusive rum launches, intimate speaker sessions, master classes from world-renowned Master Blenders (including Trudiann Baker – the first ever female Master Blender), workshops from renowned distilleries including Mount Gay, Velier and Ron Malecon, chocolate and rum pairing and an exclusive charity rum auction.

Like your Pina Coladas, Mojitos, Daiquiris, Mai Tai? (Silly question…of course you do), well experience them like never before with London’s award-winning tropical-escape bar, Laki Kane and famed tiki bar, Trailer Happiness, who will be serving up new bespoke rum cocktails alongside your favourite signature serves. 

Coca-Cola Signature Mixers are the sponsors of RumFest 2019. To celebrate the partnership, Ian Burrell has curated an exclusive highball cocktail menu featuring four bespoke ‘rum and Coca-Cola Signature Mixer’ serves specifically for guests at the event.

With all the rum tasting and cocktails you’ll need to line your stomach, RumFest has got that covered with mouthwatering traditional Caribbean cuisine provided by Heart & Soul.

Notting Hill Carnival may be in the distant past, but carnival beats throughout the day and RumFest carnival hour will help you fondly recall memories of warmer climes, encouraging you to get into the carnival spirit and shake a leg with Caribbean and Cuban entertainment and dancing hosted by Parabola Dance.

A weekend of education and entertainment; sip, savour, share and explore your way to Rum Fest 2019. For tickets and more information, visit and get ready to embark on a journey of discovery.

When: 19th to 20th Oct 2019

Address: ILEC Conference Centre47 Lillie Rd, Fulham, London SW6 1UD


Written By: Eboni Addoh

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