We have three days of Rum to make your way through and advise you to take a peek to best plan your time during the show. Don't forget, as a ticket holder you can go back and re-watch any of our talks and tastings you miss!

All of our Perfect Measure Tasting Sets will be accompanied by a session at Virtual Rum Show - once a session is confirmed it will be added to the show scheldue. More Sessions and Tasting Sets are being added so check back regularly! 

Thursday 29 July

The Whisky Exchange

Welcome

Starts at 3pm - Thu 29 Jul

Join Dawn Davies as she opens The Whisky Exchange: Virtual Rum Show 2021

That Boutique-y Rum Company

Regional Legislative Decree 5/2011/M G.I. “Rum da Madeira”

Starts at 3:10pm - Thu 29 Jul

A deep dive into Rum Agrícola da Madeira in the company of IVBAM, the government department in Madeira that oversees Rum production.

The Whisky Exchange

The Death and Rebirth of Tiki

Starts at 3.10pm - Thu 29 Jul

We have long associated rum with palm trees, tiki mugs and girls in grass skirts but these images are now outdated and an irresponsible representation of the indigenous cultures they profess to portray. Mitch Wilson talks to Bartender and Activist Chocki Tom, Sly Augustin owner of Trailer Happiness and Georgi Radev owner of Laki Kane about how and why we need to bring the true Tiki back to life.

The Whisky Exchange

Scottish Rums

Starts at 3.10pm - Thu 29 Jul

Scotland has had a long history with rum and today there is a community of rum producers who might even give the Caribbean a run for its money. Dave Broom talks to guys behind Sugar House, Matugga and Ninefold about this new wave of enthusiasm.

Visit Barbados

Welcome to Barbados – the birthplace of Rum

Starts at 3:30pm - Thu 29 Jul

Rum is certainly synonymous with the Caribbean however we invite you to join the team from Visit Barbados to learn how this quintessential Caribbean island the home of rum! Our partners from Cockspur Rum and Hilton Barbados will be on hand to share their rum stories!

William Hinton

William Hinton Rum, the Portuguese agricultural rum from Madeira Island and its uniqueness

Starts at 4pm - Thu 29 Jul

History of the William Hinton brand and its origin, introduction to Madeira agricultural rum and its specificities. William Hinton product range.

Brugal 1888

Casa Brugal – What we’ve learned in over 130 years of rum making

Starts at 4pm - Thu 29 Jul

Since 1888, Brugal has been committed to carefully crafting the very best of Dominican rum, always with a warm and welcoming approach to the way they do it. Join Brugal's Global and UK Brand Ambassadors, Pavol Kazimir and Jamie Campbell, who will share the story of Brugal - inviting you to discover Casa Brugal, their relentless focus on wood and cask, and the key to elegant ageing. Pavol and Jamie will guide you through a tasting of Brugal 1888 rum, a distinctive double aged rum made using the finest sherry casks, together with two nearly neat premium cocktails reimagined with rum.

Rhum Clément

Welcome, to Habitation Clément

Starts at 4pm - Thu 29 Jul

Join the team at Habitation Clément as they offer a first ever virtual experience into Rhum Clément in Le Francois, Martinique! See newly released footage of the production of this historic brand, an insight into the Rhum Clément range by recently retired Head Cellar Manager at Rhum Clément, Robert Peronet, and hear the first comments from his apprentice and new Head Cellar Manager Julien Thimon!

The Whisky Exchange

How Blends Come Together

Starts at 4.30pm - Thu 29 Jul

Rum is one of the only spirit categories in the world to actively blend across country, heralding back to the days of the Navy’s Tot of rum. Today we are seeing more and more of these wonderful blends coming onto the market. Join Carsten Vlierboom C.E.O and Master Blender for E & A Scheer, Oliver Chilton Master Blender for Black Tot and Ian Burrell Global Rum ambassador and owner of Equiano as they take a deep dive into what it takes to create a rum blend.

The Whisky Exchange

Rum 101

Starts at 4.30pm - Thu 29 Jul

If you are just beginning your journey into rum and want to learn more about this wonderful spirit, join Dawn Davies as she explains what makes rum, rhum or ron.

Diplomatico

Diplomatico – The Distillery Collection

Starts at 4:30PM - Thu 29 Jul

Diplomatico utilize a unique blend of modern and traditional distillation methods to produce depth and complexity in their rums. Join us for a deep dive into the techniques used at DUSA (Destilerias Unidas SA) the home of Diplomatico Rums, as we sample the rums from the Distillery Collection which showcase the individual distillates that make up the world renowned Diplomatico range.

Mount Gay

Mount Gay x Laki Kane Rum Cocktails

Starts at 5pm - Thu 29 Jul

Since 1703, Mount Gay has been distilling rum in Barbados. We’ve partnered with Laki Kane - London’s Tropical Escape cocktail bar for the ultimate rum shaking experience. Filmed live from Laki Kane with Mount Gay Brand Ambassador Miguel Smith. After a welcome Black Barrel and Ginger Ale - you’ll learn how to make two delicious rum cocktails with the Laki Kane team: The Mahi Mahi made with Mount Gay Black Barrel and the Honey Old Fashioned made with Mount Gay XO.

Flor de Caña

Flor de Caña

Starts at 5:30pm - Thu 29 Jul

Exclusive Flor de Caña range tasting across the ultra-premium portfolio including the new 15yo ECO and the 20yo 130th anniversary distillery edition.

The Whisky Exchange

How Transparent is Transparency?

Starts at 6pm - Thu 29 Jul

In today’s society we are looking for more transparency in what we drink and eat, Dawn Davies is joined by Maggie Campbell, Alex Bruce of Ardnamurchan and Oliver Chilton as we look at blockchain, labelling and the direction the rum world should be moving in.

The Whisky Exchange

Caroni, the lost Distillery with Luca Gargano

Starts at 6pm - Thu 29 Jul

Join Luca Gargano and Dave Broom as they open some very special bottles from this closed distillery including Caroni 1985 21yo bottled 2006 / Caroni 1992 20yo bottled 2012 / 2000 Millenium Magnum/ Caroni 17yo / Caroni 21yo and Caroni Navy bottled in 1940s.

Bacardi

The Secrets of Barrel Aging at Bacardi Rum

Starts at 6pm - Thu 29 Jul

Demonstration on how to make a BACARDí rum Daiquiri with some history on the brand whilst people sip the drinks they have made, followed by tasting through Bacardís’ age statement rums: BACARDí Anejo Cuatro Años rum, BACARDí Reserva Ocho Años rum, BACARDí Gran Reserva Diez Años rum.

The Whisky Exchange

Between Two Rums

Starts at 6pm - Thu 29 Jul

Ron Santiago de Cuba

Explore Ron Santiago de Cuba’s rich history with the Maestros

Starts at 6pm - Thu 29 Jul

Join Tranquilino Palencia Estruch and Julio Enrique Ayan, Ron Santiago de Cuba’s two lead rum masters, as they deep dive into the history and evolution of the brand. Only produced in the famous cradle of light rum in the South-East of Cuba (The Oriente), learn how Ron Santiago de Cuba embodies the terroir, the history and the expertise of the Cuban rum making tradition. *Tasting set suitable for all Ron Santiago de Cuba sessions.

Depaz

Depaz rhum agricole tasting

Starts at 7pm - Thu 29 Jul

Discover Depaz’s core range of agricole rhums, from white all the way up to XO.

Goslings Rum

Goslings Rum Tasting Flight and Family History with Emily Gosling

Starts at 7pm - Thu 29 Jul

Join Emily Gosling, eighth generation family member, for a guided tasting of their award-winning rums. Learn about the Gosling family history, Goslings Rum-based Bermudian traditions and the story behind the Dark ‘n Stormy® Trade Mark.

Ron Abuelo

Welcome to the Family

Starts at 7pm - Thu 29 Jul

An introduction to Panama’s Number 1 Rum! In the heart of the Herrera province, in the Hacienda San Isidro, lives the Varela family where Rum is a family affair since 1908. From growing our own sugar cane to harvesting, fermenting and distilling, we manage the production from cane to case. For this first session we will share our history, our craftsmanship & our passion with you. Taste along with us, with the Ron Abuelo Tasting Pack; explore our newest release Ron Abuelo Two Oaks, our innovative 15 year old cask finishes right up to our oldest expression Ron Abuelo Centuria.

The Whisky Exchange

Foursquare - Innovation within Tradition

Starts at 7.30pm - Thu 29 Jul

Join Richard Seale as we look at how even within a framework of tradition there is plenty of ways to innovate. For the Foursquare fans out there you will not be disappointed and may get to try some things fresh out of the still…You’ll also have the chance to win an incredible trip, courtesy of our friends at Visit Barbados!

The Whisky Exchange

Overproof – Show Down!

Starts at 7:30pm - Thu 29 Jul

Can you kick it yes you can! Join us on, what could be an explosive session, as the battle of the overproof’s commences. Can one of the two new kids on the block, knock the king of the throne…… you be the judge and jury! In the Rumbar corner as a strong contender is Mario Teruel, Rumfire is punching hard with Angelo Cassena and the legend is represented by another legend - Georgi Radev.

St Lucia Distillers

Admiral Rodney - The Fingerprint of Saint Lucian Rum

Starts at 7:30pm - Thu 29 Jul

Join St Lucia Distillers Brand Ambassador Dave Marsland with special guest CEO Margaret Monplaisir as they dive into the history of the Admiral Rodney rum brand, a stalwart in the exclusive Coffey rum blend category that shows off not only the magic of St Lucian rum production, but also the history of this Caribbean island. They’ll also be guiding you through the range, including HMS Princessa, HMS Royal Oak, HMS Formidable plus the Officer’s Release 1 and 2.

Plantation

Plantation Rum – Diversity of rum, hosted by Paul McFadyen

Starts at 8pm - Thu 29 Jul

Plantation rum is beloved by bartenders the world over and Paul McFadyen will explain why with a tasting of our best-selling lines. Experience them yourself by buying a tasting pack and joining in.

The Whisky Exchange

The History of Rum Cocktails 

Starts at 9pm - Thu 29 Jul

We are honoured and excited to be joined by Jeff ‘Beachbum’ Berry, named by Imbibe as ‘one of the 25 most influential Cocktail Personalities in the Past Century’ to explore the long history of rum in cocktails. This is a talk you do not want to miss.

The Whisky Exchange

Rums of Latin America

Starts at 9pm - Thu 29 Jul

Latin America is a melting pot of styles and flavours. We are honored to be joined by Lorena Vasquez of Zacapa, Nestor Ortega from Santa Teresa and Miguel Riascos of La Hechicera for this journey of discovery.

Angostura

Let's Slow things down: A sipping session with Angostura

Starts at 9pm - Thu 29 Jul

When chugging down rum, you miss the good bit. Slow it down with a sipping session by our master distiller – John Georges. It’s something you think you know but perhaps you have never appreciated. Taking a leaf out of whisky’s book, appreciating the rum category. I’ll have a Rum and nothing... *Tasting pack suitable for Sipping Session or for masterclass with Daniyel Jones.

Flor de Caña

Flor de Caña

Starts at 5:30pm - Thu 29 Jul

Exclusive Flor de Caña range tasting across the ultra-premium portfolio including the new 15yo ECO and the 20yo 130th anniversary distillery edition.

Friday 30 July

The Whisky Exchange

White Rum – is it white or full of colour?

Starts at 3pm - Fri 30 Jul

White Rum is stepping out of the flavourless shadows and into the light. Join Dean MacGregor Speciality Brands Rum Ambassador and Daniele Biondi International Markets Developer for LMV as they take you on a journey through the myriad of flavours you can find in ‘white’ rum.

The Whisky Exchange

Indie Bottlers

Starts at 3pm - Fri 30 Jul

We talk to three independent bottlers about their journey into the world of independent bottling- is it going to challenge the Whisky bottlers out there? We hear from the view point of John Barrett MD of Bristol Classics, Joshua Singh of SBS and new kid on the block Ben Boothe of Tamosi.

The Whisky Exchange

What is the future for English Rum

Starts at 3pm - Fri 30 Jul

Join Peter Holland of That Boutique-y Rum Company and Floating Rum Shack fame, Doug Miller from Scratch Rum and Philip Everett-Lyons of Hattiers as we discuss what English rum is and where is it going to go.

William Hinton

Tasting William Hinton Rums

Starts at 4pm - Fri 30 Jul

Tasting 4 different products from William Hinton´s rum range: WH Original; WH 3 YO; WH 6 YO; WH, Brandy cask finish.

Visit Barbados

Cooking with Rum? Yes please!

Starts at 4pm - Fri 30 Jul

Barbados is widely known as the Culinary Capital of the Caribbean with some amazing dining options from fine dining to incredible street food. So as the birthplace of rum it’s only fitting that we tease your taste buds with some sumptuous rum infused demos compliments of Chef De Partie Andre Nurse of Barbados Hilton

Brugal 1888

Explore Double-Ageing with Brugal 1888

Starts at 4pm - Fri 30 Jul

Double-ageing is at the heart of Brugal 1888. It is an ageing technique that allows different cask-derived flavours to be layered on top of each other to create a distinctive, complex flavour profile. Brugal was the first to master the double ageing technique back in 1988 and has throughout the years by introducing the finest sherry casks introduced new complexities to their rums. For the very first time, explore Brugal’s double-ageing approach with a unique opportunity to taste Brugal’s meticulously designed spirit at each stage of the aging process to truly see experience wonders of double-ageing. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to discover single cask liquids from both American oak and European oak casks, shipped directly from Brugal’s warehouses in the Dominican Republic.

The Whisky Exchange

Agricole - The myths and the truths

Starts at 4.30pm - Fri 30 Jul

The word ‘Agricole’ is often misused as a catchall term for rhum made from sugarcane juice. Dawn Davies is joined by Stephen Martin of St James, Gregory Vernant from Neisson and Clementine Guillot of Damoiseau to discuss the true meaning of the word.

The Whisky Exchange

The Art of Experimentation

Starts at 4.30pm - Fri 30 Jul

A rare insight into some of the experiments Alexandre and his teams are working on at the West Indies Rum Distillery in Barbados and the Long Pond and Clarendon distilleries in Jamaica. Guests will have the opportunity to taste some incredible rums straight from the barrel, not yet available to purchase in any markets.

Bacardi

The Secrets of Barrel Aging at Bacardi Rum

Starts at 5pm - Fri 30 Jul

Demonstration on how to make a BACARDí rum Daiquiri with some history on the brand whilst people sip the drinks they have made, followed by tasting through Bacardís’ age statement rums: BACARDí Anejo Cuatro Años rum, BACARDí Reserva Ocho Años rum, BACARDí Gran Reserva Diez Años rum.

Rhum Clément

Rhum Clément Taking Over The Liars Club

Starts at 5pm - Fri 30 Jul

Experience the world of rhum cocktails as rhum ambassador Dave Marsland joins Rob Bradley, the Bar Manager of the famous The Liars Club in Manchester, for a special 10th anniversary celebration! Join them as they discuss and create some classic and signature cocktails using Rhum Clément, plus some of Rob's own twists that you can enjoy on your next visit to The Liars Club during their upcoming decade birthday celebrations!

That Boutique-y Rum Company

Home Nations: A Celebration of the UK Craft Rum Scene

Starts at 5pm - Fri 30 Jul

Join Boutique-y Pete & Boutique-y Dave for the sneakiest of sneak peaks at the forthcoming summer Home Nations release. Get ahead of the game with insider info.

Ron Abuelo

A new adventure in Rum

Starts at 5pm - Fri 30 Jul

For this second session, we focus on new ways of enjoying Rums neat. Explore flavours and find exciting pairings. For the epicurious who’d like to give it a try, we have included 100% Panamanian chocolate in our kits. Taste along with us, with the Ron Abuelo Tasting Pack; explore our newest release Ron Abuelo Two Oaks, our innovative 15 year old cask finishes right up to our oldest expression Ron Abuelo Centuria.

Flor de Caña

Flor de Caña

Starts at 5:30pm - Fri 30 Jul

Exclusive Flor de Caña range tasting across the ultra-premium portfolio including the new 15yo ECO and the 20yo 130th anniversary distillery edition.

The Whisky Exchange

Aged at Origin - what does it mean?

Starts at 6pm - Fri 30 Jul

Aging is such a big part of the final character of a spirit and where a product is aged will have a profound effect on how it ages. This topic is becoming more relevant in the world of rum today as countries push for aging at origin to be part of legislation for GI’s. We explore this from the perspective of rum with Bruce Perry and Zan Kong, but with a twist by bringing in Eric Forget of Hine Cognac where origin is king.

Mount Gay

MORE THAN A RUM: AN INTRODUCTION TO MOUNT GAY DISTILLERY

Starts at 6pm - Fri 30 Jul

Since 1703, Mount Gay has been distilling rum in Barbados. Discover Mount Gay’s signature style with Brand Ambassador Miguel Smith, tasting a selection of Mount Gay rums including XO and 1703.

St Lucia Distillers

The Legacy of Chairman's Reserve

Starts at 6pm - Fri 30 Jul

Join St Lucia Distillers Brand Ambassador Dave Marsland with special guests in Distillery Manager Ian John and Master Blender Deny Duplessis as they showcase the world of Chairman’s Reserve and offer an insight into the international flagship of St Lucia Distillers. Experience the distillery production first-hand through the eyes of Ian and Deny, as well as the stories of Laurie Barnard, the founder of Chairman’s Reserve that has culminated in the latest bottling of Chairman’s Reserve Legacy.

Visit Barbados

Cocktail Delights!

Starts at 6pm - Fri 30 Jul

Join the Visit Barbados team and Bajan Mixologist David Barker as he talks cocktails and does a virtual demo of one of Barbados’ legendary cocktails! Also joining us will be Dominic Hill of Journeys Thru Paradise to tell you about his unique Barbados Rum Tours

Diplomatico

Diplomatico – The Heart of Rum

Starts at 6pm - Fri 30 Jul

Diplomatico is a family owned brand committed to quality and putting heart into their making their rums, with many sustainable practices in place minimizing their impact on the local environment. They have full control over the entire production process, from the cane fields to the bottling. In this session we discuss the entire production process whilst enjoying the Tradition Range, the Vintage 2005 and newest member to the family, Seleccion de Familia.

The Whisky Exchange

Jamaica - Past, Present, Future with Joy Spence

Starts at 7pm - Fri 30 Jul

Jamaica is riding on a wave of popularity at the moment which doesn’t look like dying down. Dave Broom talks and tastes with the legendary Joy Spence about Jamaica’s past, present and where it’s future lies with the newly implemented GI.

Depaz

Depaz rhum agricole tasting

Starts at 7pm - Fri 30 Jul

Discover Depaz’s core range of agricole rhums, from white all the way up to XO.

Goslings Rum

Goslings Rum Cocktails with Close Enough Cocktails

Starts at 7pm - Fri 30 Jul

Learn how to make Goslings Rum twists on classic cocktails with Emily Gosling, Goslings Rum Global Brand Ambassador and Dave Bulters, Creator of Close Enough Cocktails (@cecocktails). Dave began Close Enough Cocktails during the 2020 lockdown to teach home bartenders show make classic cocktails without the “right” ingredients. He’s teamed up with Goslings Rum to show us how to make some fun and interesting takes on classics.

Ron Santiago de Cuba

Cuban Classic Cocktails & Modern Twists

Starts at 7pm - Fri 30 Jul

Join Tristan Stephenson, author of ‘The Curious Bartenders Rum Revolution’ and Simon Dacey of London’s Trailer Happiness. We will delve into the world of The Daiquiri, celebrating this Cuban classic cocktail, and creating unique modern twists with Ron Santiago de Cuba. *Tasting set suitable for all Ron Santiago de Cuba sessions.

Foursquare

Sugarcane: Looking back to look to the future

Starts at 7pm - Fri 30 Jul

Join Richard Seale as we the discuss the historical context of pre-industrial Rum production, and how this can influence the future.

The Whisky Exchange

Rarest of the Rare

Starts at 7.30pm - Fri 30 Jul

Join Luca Gargano and Sukhinder Singh for what promises to be the rum tasting of the year. An incredible line up of Rare rums including a 1900s Bacardi, Barbancourt 25yo Vernonelli bottled in 1970s, Wray & Nephew 25yo bottled in 1940s, a Bally from the 1960s and a legendary Samaroli West Indies Dark Rum from 1948.  If you are going to join one rum session this year this has to be it.

The Whisky Exchange

One Country one Distillery

Starts at 7.30pm - Fri 30 Jul

In an age where countries are trying to put legislation in place to protect what makes their rums unique the idea of terroir has become increasingly important. What happens when you are the only producer in that. country? Mitch Wilson is joined by Daniyel Jones, Shaun Caleb and Margaret Monplaisir to find out just that.

Plantation

Hot fermenting news from Plantation Rum

Starts at 7:30pm - Fri 30 Jul

The House of Ferrand spans from Barbados to Jamaica to France and is always growing, always innovating. Alexandre Gabriel shares some of the exciting new developments as West Indies, Clarendon and Long Pond look ahead to the future by embracing their rich rum producing histories. Including details on new stills, new fermenters and ageing warehouses full of interesting barrels of rums.

Ron Santa Teresa

Taste the Unexpected

Starts at 8pm - Fri 30 Jul

Taste the Unexpected is an interactive journey through the heart of Santa Teresa. Guests will be introduced to the incredible Santa Teresa story by fifth-generation family member and CEO, Alberto Vollmer, before being guided through the uniquely complex production process by Global Ambassador, Geoff Robinson, who will show them how to make the 1796 Old Fashioned. Finally, our Purpose will be brought by life by one of our Project Alcatraz Ambassadors, who will share his story of transformation.

The Whisky Exchange

Rum & Sustainability

Starts at 9pm - Fri 30 Jul

Sustainability in production is something we are more and more concerned about and the rum world has not been standing still when it comes to ensuring we safe guard our planet and people. We talk to leaders in the field Roberto Serralles from Don Q, Tomas Cano from Flor de Cana and Waluco Maheia of Copalli about how they are ensuring that they are making rum responsibly.

Angostura

Good Stuff in, good stuff out: The role of terroir for Angostura

Starts at 9pm - Fri 30 Jul

The art of rum distillation with Angostura’s Master Distiller John Georges.  Angostura will show you great rum, how they distil it, blend it and bottle it.

Saturday 31 July

The Whisky Exchange

BLACK TOT DAY: 24 HOURS 1ST ANNIVERSARY

Starts at 11am - Sat 31 Jul

Sugarcane and Champagne are back - thankfully only for an hour….we think. Celebrating the anniversary of Black Tot 24 hours with some fabulous rum

The Whisky Exchange

Brave New World

Starts at 1.30pm - Sat 31 Jul

Rum has traditionally been seen as coming from the Caribbean and Latin America but in today's brave new world this is rapidly changing. Dave Broom takes a look at some of the exciting new rums from Taiwan and Vietnam, as well as learning about the surprisingly long history of rum in the USA and Australia.

The Whisky Exchange

Introduction to Old & Rare Rum

Starts at 1.30pm - Sat 31 Jul

There is a growing interest in investable rums and old and rare bottlings of rum. We are joined by Isabel Graham-Yooll from Whisky.Auction to find out the top tips about what to look for when buying these rare bottles. The tasting includes a Havana Club 7yo from the 1970s, a Barbancourt 3 Star from 1980s, Rhum Clement from the 1990s, Foursquare 2006 and an Enmore 1987.    

That Boutique-y Rum Company

Just who the hell is That Boutique-y Rum Company?

Starts at 2pm - Sat 31 Jul

A panel style tasting of a selection of Rums that best sum up That Boutique-y Rum Company in the company of spirits experts. Buy a set and taste along with us

Ron Abuelo

Latino cocktails and Saturday Fun! 

Starts at 2pm - Sat 31 Jul

For this third & final session, we will talk about the influence of Latino cocktails in today’s world & of course a workshop focussed on cocktails twists inspired by all-time classics. Spoiler alert : Someone will make a twist on a Ramos Fizz with Rum.. you saw it here first! Taste along with us, with the Ron Abuelo Tasting Pack; explore our newest release Ron Abuelo Two Oaks, our innovative 15 year old cask finishes right up to our oldest expression Ron Abuelo Centuria.

The Whisky Exchange

The Marques of Hampden

Starts at 3pm - Sat 31 Jul

Hampden is famous for its rums with character and a lot of this flavour comes from the 8 marques they produce. From the lightest OWF to the big beastie DOK, which is so powerful it is rarely seen as a straight rum. Daniele Biondi will take you on a geeks dream tour of all 8 Marques.

St Lucia Distillers

St Lucia Jump-Up with Chairman’s Reserve

Starts at 4pm - Sat 31 Jul

Join St Lucia Distillers Brand Ambassador Dave Marsland with special guests Nyammin’ who will be celebrating ALL things Caribbean! Experience the infusion of Chairman’s Reserve and traditional St Lucian food with their exclusive Chairman’s Reserve rum cakes, backed up with a lively cooking demonstration and cocktail showcase!

The Whisky Exchange

Rum Cannot / Can Become The New Gin

Starts at 4.30pm - Sat 31 Jul

We hear how rum will become the next gin, but should it and does it want to follow a category that some would say has bastardized itself by adding flavour after flavour, so you can hardly recognize it as gin at all? Hear the arguments for and against as Mitch Wilson talks to Rum Aficionado and long-time bartender Gergo Murath, Michael Sager, drinks maverick and owner of El Destilado and Dawn Davies head buyer of Whisky Exchange. This could get spicy…

The Whisky Exchange

Sugarcane Spirits – Arrack, Cachaca, Aguardiente

Starts at 4.30pm - Sat 31 Jul

There are so many wonderful spirits made with Sugarcane that are not technically classified as rum, some even predate the birth of rum! We take a look at some of these beautiful liquids and the stories behind them with Jos Zonneveld from By Dutch Arrack, Gianfranco Spada of Yaguarra Cachacha and Daniele Biondi from LMV.

Depaz

Depaz rhum agricole tasting

Starts at 5pm - Sat 31 Jul

Discover Depaz’s core range of agricole rhums, from white all the way up to XO.

Bacardi

Discover the Bacardi Family Library of Rums through the unique Facundo Range

Starts at 5pm - Sat 31 Jul

Guided journey through the Facundo Bacardí family of Rums curated by the Maximo Maestros de Ron BACARDí. Discover Facundo Neo Silver, Facundo Eximo Diez Anos, Facundo Exquisito & Facundo Paraiso. The Facundo Rum Collection was created using rums from the Bacardi family’s private reserves.

Diplomatico

Casks, Maturation & Balance

Starts at 5pm - Sat 31 Jul

Diplomatico home is called La Miel, a town situated at the foot of the Andes Mountains and in close proximity to both the Caribbean Sea and the Amazon Rainforest. It is here where their rums are matured in a variety of different casks, from the common ex-Bourbon, and ex-Single Malt, to selected Sherry Casks for further ageing and finishing. All watched over by our skilled Maestros Roneros, before being selected and meticulously blended into the final bottlings.

Ron Santiago de Cuba

Flavours of Cuba with Ian Burrell

Starts at 5pm - Sat 31 Jul

Transport yourself to Cuba through an exploration of Cuba’s local ingredients and learn resourceful tips and creative ideas on how these ingredients can enhance your rum experience. Join Ian Burrell (The Global Rum Ambassador) and Ron Santiago de Cuba Brand Ambassador, as we discover unique local flavours and rituals with our Rums.

The Whisky Exchange

Popcorn and Rum Pairing

Starts at 6pm - Sat 31 Jul

We are bringing the ultimate food combo back for a second time! Join Dawn Davies as she puts the perfect pairings together- come with an open mind and a sense of humour.

The Whisky Exchange

Cuba – the rebirth

Starts at 6pm - Sat 31 Jul

Cuba has such a rich and vibrant history in rum but has been dominated by one brand in the international scene for a long time.  Today, three new exciting brands are coming onto the market to rejuvenate the category. Dave Broom talks to Eminente, Ron La Progresiva and Santiago di Cuba about this amazing country.

Mount Gay

Mount Gay: More Than a Rum Tasting

Starts at 6pm - Sat 31 Jul

Since 1703, Mount Gay has been distilling rum in Barbados. Today, under the watchful eye of Master Blender Trudiann Branker, it has gone from strength to strength. Discover Mount Gay rum with Brand Ambassador Miguel Smith, tasting a selection of their signature and Master Blender Collection rums including Black Barrel, XO and Peat Smoke. Box to contain a perfect measure of: • Mount Gay Black Barrel • Mount Gay XO • Mount Gay Select Blend (TWE Exclusive) • Mount Gay Pot Still Rum • Mount Gay Peat Smoke Expression

Goslings Rum

Goslings Virtual Tour of Bermuda and Goslings Rum Facility

Starts at 7pm - Sat 31 Jul

Join members of the Goslings team on a tour of the facility and learn more about the Goslings family, history, and products from Bermuda!

Ron Santa Teresa

Unexpected twists on classics with Santa Teresa 1796

Starts at 7pm - Sat 31 Jul

A live demonstration on how to make a Santa Teresa 1796 Old Fashioned, along with the history, purpose & production techniques while people sip the drink they have made. Followed by showcasing the exceptional pairing between coffee, cacao and Santa Teresa 1796, before finally a social media competition with a prize for best Santa Teresa 1796 Old fashioned picture.

Plantation

Plantation Rum - Your favourite bars, your favourite spirits

Starts at 7pm - Sat 31 Jul

Trailer Happiness, Laki Kane, Limin Beach Club, Revolucion de Cuba and Trader Vics are the bars that shape rum in the UK. We invited them to attend a round table discussion on the state of play in the rum and bar trade and share cocktail ideas you can make at home. Hosted by Paul McFadyen.

Foursquare

Just Who Was Martin Doorly?

Starts at 7pm - Sat 31 Jul

Join Richard Seale as we discuss Martin Doorly and his influence in the modern era and discuss the Doorly’s range in more detail.

The Whisky Exchange

The Four Amigos and the future of rum classification

Starts at 7.30pm - Sat 31 Jul

Join Dawn, Mitch, Dave and and show guest Daniele Biondi for the finale of Rum Show where they tackle head-on the difficulties surrounding the classification of rum, whilst sipping on some of their favourite rums of the past year. We are sure this session will go rogue…

Rhum Clément

Rhum Clément: From AOC to V.S.O.P

Starts at 7:30pm - Sat 31 Jul

Join the rhum ambassador Dave Marsland and special guest Pierrick Barancourt of Rhum Clement as they take you on tour of the world of this historic Martinique brand of rhum. Learn about the defining history of Homère Clément, the introduction of AOC accreditation and a first-hand tasting of Rhum Clément Blanc 40 and VSOP, plus the rare Vieux Cuvee Elixir and the first UK tasting of the exclusive Rhum Clément Canne Bleue Vintage 2020!

Angostura

Way beyond the beach: An Angostura Cocktail Masterclass with Daniyel Jones

Starts at 8pm - Sat 31 Jul

Suffering after missing out on Carnival, parties or even just down the local? Join us for a master class with Daniyel Jones. *Tasting pack suitable for Sipping Session or for masterclass with Daniyel Jones.

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