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“Ask A Rum Expert” at Miami Rum Festival

Ask The Rum Expert at Miami Rum Festival

The Miami Rum Festival takes place in mid-April with hundreds of fine rums on display in a 40,000 square foot exhibit hall at the Doubletree Miami Airport Hotel. It’s also an annual gathering of major proportions — now a tradition — for many of the world’s most experienced rum experts.

In addition to their blind tasting sessions in their RumXP competition, the judges of the International Rum Expert Panel today announced they will be on hand at the 2013 Miami Rum Fest Grand Tasting events on Saturday and Sunday, April 20-21 to field questions from consumers attending the event.

Ask The Rum Expert” is a new feature of this annual cane spirit gathering. Participants will tap into the combined expertise of these notable rum hounds — these world travelers and collectors of fine rums — while browsing the isles to evaluate rum samples.

Ask A Rum Expert at Miami Rum FestivalParticipants are invited to visit the RumXPs at their “Ask The Rum Expert” exhibit. All questions are welcome, from the most basic to in-depth inquiries about specific products, distillers, brands or countries of origin. They might just have the answer to your rum-related question.

Paul McFadyen is one of the resident rum experts. He’s traveled to many distilleries, tasted hundreds of rums, and operates a very successful rum bar in the Notting Hill neighborhood of London. Along the way, he has learned how to appreciate fine spirits and picked up secrets and techniques for making rum. “We enjoy sharing our knowledge and passion for all things rum with people that are interested in the subject,” said McFadyen, a member of the International Rum Expert Panel. “We’ll be hanging out at the festival, enjoying the great selection of rums and talking to rum enthusiasts. Stop by and ask us a question about rum. We enjoy engaging in lively discussions about our favorite subject.”

Tickets to the event are $50 per day, which includes evaluating hundreds of fine sipping rums and sampling great rum cocktails, attending celebrity seminars, watching rum competitions on the main stage, browsing the island lifestyle exhibits — and playing stump-the-band with the rum experts.

For more information about festival and the rum experts, call Miami Rum Fest at 305-443-7973 or visit the web site at www.MiamiRumFest.com or http://www.rumxp.com

http://www.rumrenaissance.com/AskRumExpert.html

Tequila Dinner at The Strathallan

Tequila Dinner at The Strathallan
Friday was Cinco de Mayo which is usually observed ib a similar fashion to St Patricks Day- An excuse to get paralitic because of something done by a ethnic group that you don’t belong to hundreds of years ago, on some rot gut drinks.
This was not the case at the Strathallan.
The Strath hosted a 5 course dinner which was paired with 10 Tequilas.
The Full menu is posted on the previous post as I cannot figure out how to cut and paste this article and the menu togetherr.

All of the food was outstanding.
My only observations were:
1. The room was small,noisy and hard to around in.
2. The tequila was fairly mainstream (Mostly Herradura)
Otherwise it was a wonderful dinner, well executed and cheap considering the type and amounts of both the food and tequila. We look forward to other Spirited Dinners there and will post announcements about them as we get the information

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