A rum festival is coming to Manchester

Manchester rum festival

A huge rum festival is coming to Manchester in April featuring 50 rums from around the world, cocktails, live music and pop-up events.

The Manchester Rum Festival is coming back to the city for one day only … and there’s more than 1,000 litres of rum waiting to be poured!

The one day event will feature a celebration of all things rum, from shots to cocktails, talks to education and live music from Brazilian band Capucana Cachaca (they are flying almost 6,000 miles to take part!).  Rum lovers will be treated to samples, tastings, amazing cocktails, incredible food and live Latin American and Caribbean-inspired music.  The rum festival, which is over 21s only, will take place at Viadux, Albion Street, Manchester.

Manchester favourite, Revolucion de Cuba will be providing sustenance with its Cuban sandwich truck, as well as their own pop-up Cuban bar. And, much loved venue The Liars Club will also be taking over the festival with a slice of tiki cocktail heaven.  The festival will give visitors the chance to sample the world’s first ever dry-spiced Cuban rum, and meet one of the only female craft rum distillers in the country. It will feature some of the world’s top talent and producers, as well as exclusive sessions and talks with some of the leading figures in rum production.

Manchester Rum Festival will feature brands as far spread as Jamaica and Venezuela to Manchester and Lancashire.  Confirmed brands include Diablesse and City of Manchester Distillery as well as Rum Ting, Streamertail and Arumdu.  Also available will be new Cuban rum brand Black Tears, from the Island Rum Company, the world’s first dry spiced rum.  Sustainability leader, Karen Hoskins, owner of Montanya Distillers, will lead a session on women in rum, and another on eco-friendly distilling, while Peter Thornton from Black Tears will present on the history of Cuban rum

Manchester Rum Festival has sold out for the last three years, growing each year in size and attendance.

When does Manchester Rum Festival take place?

Manchester Rum Festival takes place at Viadux on Saturday 4 April 2020.

Tickets are priced £30 plus booking fee, including samples.  Cocktail bar and food is not included.  A selection of rums will be available to purchase by the bottle to take away.

Mark Kelly

Author: Mark Kelly

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