Celebrate Black history through the wonderful world of rum, RUMFEST, the UK’s premium event of its kind, will be bringing an international celebration of rum and cane spirit.


The Rum Experience Company prides itself on bringing together the finest rum, great food and a range of educating seminars and entertainment to make learning about rum both fun and stimulating. And, this year, due to the global pandemic that has affected everyone, they have decided to host not one large event but a week of smaller events around London.


Starting from October 15 to 21st, there will be events throughout London involving some incredible venues, showcasing their talents & celebrating all that is Rum with packages including: 5 x 50ml Premium Rums, Cocktail Ingredients and CCUK Cup.


The festival was founded by Global Rum Ambassador Ian Burrell in 2007, who was keen to promote rum as a drink.


He worked in the drinks trade as a bartender since 1990. In 1998, he had started working with the Jamaican rum distiller, blender and bottler J. Wray and Nephew Ltd.


Burrell, the UK’s only trade and consumer drinks expert for the rum industry and world’s largest rum festival, said: “It’s not just a spirit, it’s a lifestyle”.


He also worked for other drinks brands on an ad hoc basis and with organisations such as the West Indies Rum & Spirits Producers Association, which represents several different Caribbean rums.


RUMFEST organisers will be sticking to etiquette guidelines from previous shows to ensure that all guests have an enjoyable event. And by buying a ticket for an event during RumFest Week 2020, you will agree to be abiding by common-sense guidelines which have been designed to ensure a convivial, safe environment for everyone at the various events.


“Music, rum and great company - what more do you need!” Burrell says. “Stay safe and drink rum responsibly!”


The UK RumFest has led to the influence of rum festivals and fairs all over the world including The Miami Rum Renaissance festival, the Berlin Rumfest, Paris Rhum fest and the first rum festival in Mauritius.