Wednesday, September 10, 2014
There is a new Rum Festival happening in America this year. On Dec 6th, 2014, Federico J. Hernández is giving the Midwest its 1st Midwest Rum Festival. It is scheduled to take place at "The Kentucky International Convention Center", located in downtown Louisville, Kentucky.
Russell Glass (River City Distributing - Director of Wines & Spirits) said, "The Midwest Rum Festival and its focus on consumer traffic is just the type of event that we as distributors of fine aged rums want and need to support. Rum is a category that is poised to surge in the wake of other aged spirits growth in popularity among all types of consumers. While rum is arguably more approachable than many other spirits, namely whiskey. Fine aged rums still need more consumer awareness and trial."
Attendees to this event will enjoy live entertainment starting with tropical and local musicians playing fun music for your entertainment. In addition, a number of Rums Ambassadors will be offering seminars about the spirit of the sugar cane . There are tickets available to give you all or any part of the festivals activities.
For more information or updates, and to sign up for the event newsletter, simply visit: www.midwestrumfest.com.
I'm looking forward to hearing more about this inaugural event as the information becomes available. It is a first of its kind event in the Midwest, and a new frontier for rum. With all of the new grass roots distilleries popping up in the Midwest, this should be a really fun and educational event. ;o)