Rum revolution on way with new festival

Cuba libre is a famouse cuban cocktail. It is made of:2 oz light rumjuice of 1/2 limesCoca-Cola
Cuba libre is a famouse cuban cocktail. It is made of:2 oz light rumjuice of 1/2 limesCoca-Cola
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Rum-lovers will have a shot at tasting 100 spirits from around the world when a festival arrives in Sheffield later this month.

On Friday, March 31, The Trafalgar Warehouse in the city centre will be hosting the new event, which will also run on Saturday, April 1.

It will introduce guests to more than 100 rums from around the globe combined with live steel drums and salsa, great food and giveaways.

Lucy Douglas, the founder of the travelling festival, said: “The growth in the rum market and evolution in the variety of flavours and styles has been phenomenal over the last couple of years.

“Having been to some amazing beer festivals and gin festivals we decided to set up something for rum drinkers, somewhere fun where they could try new and exciting rums whilst listening to live music, eating great food and be surrounded by like-minded people.”

Rums at the festival will be grouped into six categories – white, golden, dark, Navy, spiced or overproofed – and there will be staff to help revellers choose.

Tickets cost £7.50, and include a festival gass, as well as brochure.

Visit www.therumfestival.co.uk or email info@therumfestival.co.uk.

For those who prefer wine, there are also some interesting tasting events on the Sheffield calendar.

Trippets on Trippet Lane is exploring New Zealand with an evening to be presented by Leanne Amphlett, who has worked with the Sileni Estates & Winery since 2001, on Thursday, April 6.

Guests will taste six wine from the Sileni estates, paired with taster dishes. Tickets cost £35.

Mitchells at Norton is hosting a tasting of its new wines made by the family of Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli on April 20. The shop stocks the wines exclusively. Tickets cost £15 and include nibbles, beer tasting and brewery tour.

Call 0114 2740311 to book.