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Birmingham Rum Festival is back for summer 2017, after a sellout first year!

It's a celebration of the summertime spirit in all its guises, with sampling, cocktail mixology, live music and street food.

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Birmingham Rum Festival 2016

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Posted by Dine Birmingham on Monday, July 11, 2016

What's on at Birmingham Rum Festival 2017?

Hosted at The Cuban Embassy, the festival spreads over two indoor rum bars, an open air courtyard and outdoor terrace.

Tickets grant you access to free sampling, and a welcome cocktail to start you off.

Visitors and trade guests will have the chance to talk to rum experts and brand reps.

Birmingham Rum Festival 2017

There will also be a special range of Festival Cocktails available at the bar, featuring the rum brands exhibiting on the day.

Meanwhile you can head to the Drinks Emporium Rum Shop to get hold of bottles to take home and enjoy.

Brands at Birmingham Rum Festival 2016 ranged from heavyweights like Appleton and Bacardi, to niche producers like Pirate’s Grog, El Dorado and Admiral’s Old J Spiced.

Caribbean street food and live Latin and reggae line-up

Birmingham Rum Festival 2017

The rums will be complemented by street food, featuring Caribbean and Latin American dishes served up in the open air.

Live music will provide the soundtrack, with reggae, salsa and samba performances lined up to create a carnival atmosphere.

Birmingham Rum Festival is back as rum gets more popular

Birmingham Rum Festival 2017

The festival returns on the back of a growing tide of interest in rum, with increased presence in Birmingham's bars and venues.

Simon Tester is co-founder of drinks shop The Drinks Emporium, which stocks over 150 different rums in Birmingham city centre.

He said:

“Over the past year we’ve seen a leap in interest when it comes to rums. More bars and pubs in Birmingham are stocking exciting products to the growing public appetite.

“We saw a great response last year and we’re looking forward to hosting the Rum Shop again at the upcoming festival.”

Birmingham Rum Festival is brought to you by Dine Birmingham.

Birmingham Rum Festival 2017

We've also hosted a series of rum tasting evenings featuring Zacapa, Gosling's Rum and Admirals Old J Spiced.

Dine Birmingham editor Ahmed Ahmed said:

“It’s very clear that as far as Birmingham is concerned, rum is the next big thing. We’ve been bowled over by how keen people are to learn more about it, try different varieties - and seek out bottles to buy and enjoy at home.”

Nick Rendall is director of The Cuban Embassy, which stocks over 130 rums. He added:

“The city as a whole is enjoying a drinks boom, with new single spirit bars opening up as well. Bringing back Birmingham Rum Festival was a bit of a no-brainer!”

So join us again this summer for a festival of rum, cocktails, street food, music and partying!

Preregister for tickets

Tickets will start at £8 (Super Early Bird), released in late January.

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