Global Rum Ambassador to Headline a Pair of Rum Festivals This Fall

by James Stevenson

The Rum Lab Announces 2018 Rum Festival Dates in San Francisco and New York 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (August 6, 2018) – The Rum Lab has announced the tour dates and featured guests for its annual series of high profile rum festivals happening this September across the country. Hosted in San Francisco and New York, the bi-coastal event will feature more than 40 premium rum brand expressions from around the world, as well as seminars from some of the industry’s premier authorities on rum including headliner, Ian Burrell, the world’s only global ambassador for the rum category and recent winner of this year’s Tales of the Cocktail award for “Best International Brand Ambassador.”

“As an advocate for the continued proliferation and celebration of the premium rum category, our series of rum festival events across the country presents a fun and educational forum for beverage trade professionals, media and consumers to learn about the dynamic history, production and applications of premium rum,” said Federico Hernández, Owner, The Rum Lab. “This September, we are thrilled to welcome Ian Burrell as a featured guest speaker as we continue to promote positive momentum for the category.”

The Rum Lab’s rum festival tour schedule is as follows:

Each event will accommodate members of the beverage trade with intimate access to brand representatives, tastings, seminars and educational breakout sessions, followed by a grand tasting welcome to all general admission guests. In addition to Ian Burrell, featured guest speakers include: Bailey Pryor (Real McCoy Rum); Richard Seale (Foursquare Distillery); Karen Hoskin (Montanya Distillers); Kate Perry (La Maison & VELIER) and Jaiker Soto (Destileria Serralles; Don Q).

For full schedule details and ticketing information for each event, please visit www.californiarumfest.com or www.newyorkrumfest.com.

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About The Rum Lab

The Rum Lab produces Puerto Rico’s national rum fest – Taste of Rum Puerto Rico – in addition to US-based rum festivals including: California Rum Fest, Midwest Rum Fest, New York Rum Fest and Miami Rum Congress. Events produced by The Rum Lab attract hundreds of guests including beverage trade professionals, rum aficionados, tourists and local consumers. Learn more at www.therumlab.com.

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