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Exeter Rum Festival: Everything you need to know

PUBLISHED: 12:28 06 June 2018

Happy National Rum Day (c) mobil'homme, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Happy National Rum Day (c) mobil'homme, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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On the 1st of September, running for the 6th year in a row, the famous UK Rum Festivals is bringing Caribbean flair to Exeter, not only for pirates but for everyone interested

The festival will be taking place at the Great Hall on the Exeter University Campus and will run from 12pm to 6pm on the first day of September.

This is the festival’s second time in Exeter and you can enjoy rum tasting (all included in ticket price), street food, cocktail bars, music, chill-out space, Tiki Room experience and tasting seminars.

Tickets are just £15 when booked early through their website.

Keep an eye on Facebook for updates.

Although “Rum and Coke” seems to be the usual go-to, rum should not just be limited to this simple mix. Jon Rees, founder of the UK Rum Festivals says: “We want to show the world what it’s overlooking and show the diversity of cane spirits. From spiced and sweetened offerings to truly magnificent blended and matured liquids”.

With over 50 rums-from spiced to aged, the event does not only appeal to rum lovers and experts but also to newcomers and sceptics yet to be convinced of this outstanding spirit.

With exhibitors displaying their best liquors, you don’t only get a chance to taste rum but also to find out more about the process from cane to bottle. Every drop of rum has a story to tell and with the experts at hand, the story will be told.

Did one of the free samples catch your special attention? Why not take a bottle of your favourite liquor home with you? It will make a great addition to your collection.

Make use of the chill out zones all over the Great Hall to catch up with your friends and sip on a delicious rum-infused cocktail mixed at one of the three cocktail bars.

Live music will invite you to swing your hips, while you make your way through the delicious smells of street foods and the sound of clinking rum bottles.

For the small hunger, you’ll get the chance to try street foods from all over the world. From Caribbean cuisine to BBQ food, your culinary world trip will be best enjoyed with a glass of rum.

The UK Rum Festival isn’t just an event, it’s a lifestyle filled with colour and love for the precious beverage-a love that we want to share with you.

Tickets are available for £30, but the 100 first early birds will be rewarded while the tickets last with a 50% discount.

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