Miami Rum Renaissance Festival

Deauville Beach Resort

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Visitors sample over 200 rums selected from Caribbean islands while learning about island culture and climate's effect on rum taste

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Identifying different flavor notes in beverages is a mark of refinement, like discerning the pedigree of a horse by its taste in jazz. Sip on singular selections with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $19 for one-day entry to the Grand Tasting event on Saturday, April 21, or Sunday, April 22 (a $40 value)
  • $35 for two-day entry to the Grand Tasting event on April 21 and 22 (an $80 value)<p>

At the Grand Tasting event, visitors sample over 200 fine rums selected from the Caribbean islands while participating in cocktail competitions, strolling through island-lifestyle exhibits, and attending rum seminars.<p>

Miami Rum Renaissance Festival

As rum collector and enthusiast Robert Burr sensed what he termed the "awakening of rum" in 2005, he decided to direct his passion toward educating the community. Drawing from an earlier career in magazine publishing, he compiled a list of 100 of his favorite rums each year into a free guide, which he gave to local liquor stores. As he developed connections with other enthusiasts and tasting judges, he formed the International Rum Expert Panel, an organization of 36 cane-spirit lovers from around the world. He gathers the majority of these experts in Miami Beach each year for the Miami Rum Renaissance Festival, a celebration of the libation's international varieties. Through the festival's schedule of events, Robert aims to honor iconic spirits while also featuring lesser-known rum makers that guests might not otherwise find without finding and deciphering Blackbeard's long-lost treasure-map pajamas.

Held at the opulent DoubleTree by Hilton, the annual event has grown to include hundreds of rums hailing from countries such as Jamaica, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, and Puerto Rico. As they mingle in spacious convention halls, visitors navigate a labyrinth of bartenders and brand ambassadors proffering island apparel, art, and books. Industry experts expound on the history, origins, and childhood fears of the libation during weekend seminars and bartender competitions. Attendees also revel at a two-day tasting exhibition, late-night parties, and VIP events at various Miami venues.

Customer Reviews

better engaging entertainment on the stage.
Isabelle R. · May 12, 2012
Thank you. I had a good time there better then I did at the location in south beach
Denise C. · May 8, 2012
Loved it!! Come back to Miami next year!!!
Collin B. · May 5, 2012

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