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El Dorado Asks “What Gives Rum its Soul?” Jan 20

Want to know why El Dorado consider their Demerara Rum to be so special…?

…Of course you do.

And El Dorado Rum have been kind enough to share this beautifully shot video which highlights and captures all of the unique and incredible aspects that they feel makes El Dorado Rum so very special.

As someone who counts El Dorado 12 Year Old Rum as one of his all time favourite rums, I for one am counting down the days when smell-o-vision becomes available and I can savour the aromas while watching this video. In the meantime, try watching it while appreciating the tastes and aromas of your favourite El Dorado Rum and feel free to leave your feedback. Salute…

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Rums at the ready for Manchester’s first Rum Festival Jan 19

Manchester Rum Festival LogoManchester’s first ever rum festival is coming to town this year, thanks to freelance drinks curator Dave Marsland, aka the Drinks Enthusiast.

Located at Revolución De Cuba, the festival will be held on Saturday 3rd June, and will boast over 40 types of rum including Bacardi, Chairman’s Reserve, Diplomático, Sailor Jerry and Mezan. Brunches, afterparties and shenanigans galore will mean it’ll be a Caribbean affair from dusk ’til dawn.

Tickets cost £15 for the festival (brunches and afterparties not included) which runs from 12pm-5pm, and include a welcome drink by sponsor Coco Re’al, along with a taster from each of the 15 stalls as you work your way round exploring the top brands.

And if that’s not enough booze for you, a team of mixologists and brand ambassadors will be on hand at the cocktail bar serving up a selection of rum cocktail favourites.*

Dave Marsland said “Rum is a staple within the Manchester bar scene, especially with the popularity of venues such as Revolución De Cuba, so I wanted to celebrate it! There’s so many incredible rum brands I felt the best way to celebrate them would be with a festival.

Manchester Rum Festival - Chairman's Reserve Mai Tai

The festival will host entertainment, themed food and drinks offers and gifts, so we really are going all out, plus there’ll be events running throughout the day to get everyone in Manchester involved. I’m just looking forward to meeting guests on the day and seeing how popular the already much-loved brands become.”

Details for brunches and afterparties and further rum promotions will be announced soon, but here’s how to purchase your ticket to the main festival – www.manchesterrumfestival.com/whats-on

*Prices not included in ticket, this is a normal bar operation.