305 Lime: Miami’s Rum Renaissance Festival

April 15, 2013

Words by LargeUp Crew, Photo Courtesy Uncommon Caribbean/SBPRโ€”

Rum Renaissance Festival

We’ve been waiting for the “rum renaissance” to happen for years. A day when our stateside contingent can walk into any pub or club and expect to find the same level of choices as our whiskey- and vodka-drinking friends. Or at least something more than the Captain Morgan, Bacardi and Malibuโ€”with the occasional Appletons or Mount Gay sightingโ€”we encounter at most stateside nightspots and watering holes.

Thank God for the Miami Rum Renaissance Festival. No geeks in period costumes at this renaissance festival, just lots and lots of rum from around the world. But mostly from the Caribbean, naturally. Also, some sexy people, we hear. Now a week-long event, the festival kicks off today with a series of happy-hour parties, all leading up the grand tasting events this weekend. For a full schedule of events, see here. The LargeUp crew will be out here and there โ€”surely, you’ll find us at Appleton’s 4/20 event at the Gale Hotel. Visit RumRensissance.com for more info, and look out for more on the festival coming up on LargeUp and our friends at Uncommon Caribbean.