Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Miami Rum Renaissance Gets Underway Today

     After a great day o "Conchy Tonking" our way from Key West to Miami, we have arrived to the beginning of a week filled with great friends and fantastic rum.  We made stops at Baby's Coffee, Cracked Conch Café, Holiday Isle Tiki Bar for an original Rumrunner, Discount Liquors, and Jimmy Johnson's Big Chill before hitting the Florida Turnpike to the Doubletree Hotel and Convention Center for the start of the 2014 Miami Rum Renaissance Festival,

     Matthew Robold, the "Rum Dood" and the staff of the Cana Rum Bar from Los Angeles ran a "pop-up" bar at the Broken Shaker on Miami Beach.  The event featured Plantation Rum and a great time was had by all of us that attended.  

     In addition to the fine cocktails that were provided, we engaged is a lively ping pong extravaganza.  The evening was a first chance for all of us that are involved  in the event to get together since last year.   A lot of fun was had by all who attended, not to mention a chance to enjoy Matthew Robold's fine cocktails before heading back to the hotel and a good night's sleep before the judging gets underway at 11 am tomorrow morning.

     Keep up with the fun and all the adventures we are experiencing as we get to learn about many of the new rums and what the distillers and distributors are up to this year.  ;o)


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