Update: Midwest Rum Festival (April 30, 2016)

The Midwest Rum Festival has updated their website and announced the date for their event. It will take place in Chicago on Saturday, April 30, 2016. Paired with the Miami Rum Festival, which occurs just two weeks earlier (April 15-17), April will be a fantastic month for rum lovers from around the globe.

Bottom Lounge will host the rum festival which, in addition to the rum tasting, will host an Industry Trade Program, various seminars and also include some Tiki tie-ins. I know I am excited at the thought of enjoying the festival while also visiting all of Chicago’s top tiki bars (Three Dots & A Dash, Lost Lake, Tiki Terrace, Chef Shangri-La, Kona Kai Tiki Lounge, Tong’s Tiki Hut, etc.).

Midwest_Rum_Festival_2016 From TheRumLab.com:

TheRumLab.com is proud to celebrate the 2nd MidWest Rum Festival. This year the event will be held in Chicago, Illinois. Last year more than 20 Rum brands participated and over 600 people attended our inaugural event in Louisville, Kentucky. This year we will enhance the event adding a Trade Program and some Tiki flair.

The USA is considered one of the most important countries in the entire rum industry. Before the American Revolution, rum was the most consumed spirit, and now an awakening is occurring. The Rum Lab – program focused on becoming the Official Rum Expo throughout the northern USA

Our team are the producers of the Taste of Rum Puerto Rico official national rum fest, and also the California Rum Festival. All events attracting hundreds of people from, trade, rum aficionados, tourists & locals.

The event is divided in two sessions. (1) Spirit Industry (2) Rum Aficionado “General Admission”.

The Spirit Industry Session consist of a 1 hour program offering industry professional the opportunity to: (1) Network with brand representative, (2) attend training seminars, (3) taste a wide variety of rums (4) Mingle with industry colleagues.

The Rum Aficionado “General Admission” Session consist of a 3 hour program offering the attendees the opportunity to: (1) Taste new rums (2) attend brand seminars (3) enjoy pleasant music, (4) and 1 Complimentary Food Coupon to be redeem at venue restaurant.

Cover Charge includes*: (a) 2 oz. complimentary tasting snifter glass (b) 24 tasting tickets to redeem for spirit samples (c) 1 free food coupon to redeem at restaurant. Note: Each ticket is equivalent to .25oz. pouring of neat rum or 1.5 oz of a single cocktail blend your brand would like to offer at booth. / The Spirit Industry Session will run differently. Please contact us for more details.

2014 MidWest Rum Festival highlights:

MidWest Rum Festival
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