Tastings.com & The Rum Lab Partner For Chicago Events
Tastings.com and TheRumLab.com have partnered to offer rum enthusiasts an exclusive weekend of rum events on April 30th, 2016 in Chicago
Tastings.com andTheRumLab.com have partnered to offer rum enthusiasts an exclusive weekend of rum events on April 30th, 2016 in Chicago. For the first time ever, Chicagoans can learn, be inspired and have fun at theMidwest Rum Festival featured at the Bottom Lounge. Rum fans, customers, trade, tourists and Chicagoans alike are invited to attend exclusive tastings, educational seminars, workshops and a distinguished award program. Tickets for the event can be purchased at: http://www.midwestrumfest.com/
“Rum has recently enjoyed a renaissance and a surge in popularity with bartenders and consumers using this versatile spirit in new ways. The goal of this partnership is to create a specific week during the year where those interested in rum can experience as many events around the rum industry,” said Federico Hernandez owner of TheRumLab.com. “Tasting competitions and rum festivals are key to educating the public and we want to drive awareness and interest in this spirit through our events.” During the weekend of April 30th, attendees will taste, learn and enjoy new rums from craft and boutique distilleries.
Tastings.com has produced one of the most prestigious rum competitions for over 23 years, the International Review of Spirits. Producers submit their rum to Tastings’ expert judging panels to be reviewed and rated based upon high-quality, industry benchmark standards of excellence. Over 1,000 rums have been rated by the judges in blind tastings throughout its history. Attendees of this year’s event will be able to see and taste many expressions rated by the judges and learn how rums are differentiated by style, category, distillation, and blending. Tastings.com’s Director Jerald O’Kennard adds, “We’re excited to be able to help consumers find the best tasting rums through our reviews and now they can taste them for themselves this new showcase, the Midwest Rum Festival.”