Virtual European Rum and Cocktail Festival this August
On Saturday 8th of August, RumCask brings you the European rum and cocktail online festival, a virtual voyage into the delicious world of rum, taking festival goers on a journey to meet some of the leading rum producers from around the globe.
As part of the festival guests will learn how to create 4 rum cocktails live from international cocktail bars, sample over 25 unique tots of rum and listen to distillers and brand owners share stories and insights into how they make their incredible products.
This is a one-off experience to enjoy from the comfort of home, whilst long-haul travel is currently restricted, tasting the true spirit of Trinidad, Barbados, Bermuda, Martinique and Guadeloupe. Distilleries to be showcased include Foursquare, Trinidad Distillers Ltd and Damoiseau.
The live cocktail sessions will start at Duke of Tokyo (Amsterdam) and Dirty Dick (Paris) then end at Montanya (Colorado, USA) and El Del Frente (Havana, Cuba).The festival is the brainchild of rum aficionados, Indy Anand, Jaz Anand and Chet Ladwa of RumCask with over 15 years’ experience in the rum industry between them, this is a celebration of all the elements of rum culture that they love.
Each ticket entitles people to a bespoke festival pack containing rum tasters, a festival booklet and cocktail recipes to shake up live, guided by the bartenders.
Tickets are £60 each, and must be purchased by Wednesday 29th July in order to send out the festival packs in time. The festival is only available to people living in Europe due to time-zone restrictions and postage.
The European Rum & Cocktail Online Festival
- Saturday 8th of August 2020
- 12:00 – 20:00 (BST) hosted on the Zoom video platform
- The festival starts with greeting everyone for a welcome cocktail session live from the Duke of Tokyo cocktail bar in Amsterdam
- Guests can then select a series of ‘rooms’ to join to learn about the different rums
- There is an hour’s break for lunch at 1pm
- Three rooms will run each hour for people to access at their leisure
- There will be 30 minute breaks after each hour session to relax and refresh
- All video sessions will be recorded for people to re-watch (or if they missed it) after the event
The Festival pack includes:
- 25 samples of unique rums (20mls of each)
- All of the non-perishable ingredients to make the four cocktails
- A booklet with information on all of the rums to be sampled, instructions on how to make the cocktails and full info about the event
- The booklet will be the official festival guide and a great reference point for people to use throughout the day (and beyond) for key information on the brands, talks, cocktails and bars.
Cocktail bars to be visited:
Duke of Tokyo – Amsterdam, Netherlands. Making the Tun-Up Punch with William George rum Inspired by the buzzing back streets of Tokyo’s coolest neighbourhoods, Duke of Tokyo is a Karaoke bar and cocktail bar featuring Japanese flavours, cocktails, Sake and spirits.
Montanya – Colorado, USA. Making the The American Junglebird with Damoiseau Arrangés Mango & Passion Fruit Montanya Distillers has been elevating rum for over a decade, distilling and serving artisan cocktails at nearly 9,000 feet above sea level in the heart of the Colorado Rockies.
Dirty Dick – Paris, France. Making the Mango & Passion Fruit Bellini with Montanya Oro rum Not far from the Moulin Rouge cabaret club lies an unexpected bar – a temple to all things tiki, created by Californian Scott Schuder. Serving an ever-changing selection of tiki cocktails both old and new.
El Del Frente – Havana, Cuba. Making the Cuban Spiced Mojito with Black Tears Cuban Spiced rum El Del Frente is in the heart of Havana’s young and vibrant café bar culture, and the cocktail list is impressive and wonderfully eccentric. The vibe is relaxed it’s a perfect place to sit and loose a few hours of your life, leaving with a smile on your face.
Rums to be tasted include:
- 1731 Fine & Rare Belize 7 Year
- 1731 Fine & Rare Barbados 8 Year
- Angostura 5 Year
- Angostura 7 Year
- Angostura 1919
- Black Tears Cuban Spiced
- Black Tot Finest Caribbean
- Damoiseau Arrangés Mango & Passion Fruit
- Rhum Damoiseau Pure Cane
- Rhum Damoiseau Concordia
- Goslings Black Seal
- La Hechicera
- La Progresiva Mezcla 13
- Montanya Oro
- Real McCoy 5 Year
- Real McCoy 12 Year
- Real McCoy Limited Edition Virgin Oak
- Saint James Imperial Blanc
- Saint James Vieux
- Saint James Vintage 2001
- SBS Jamaica 2015
- SBS El Salvador 2008
- SBS Brazil 2011
- William George
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