MidWest Rum Festival, Seminars & Events

Showcasing the best rums from Micro & Boutique Distillery


April 30th, 2016

Chicago, Illinois - Bottom Lounge

ABOUT THE EVENT

TheRumLab.com is proud to celebrate the 2nd MidWest Rum Festival. This year the event will be held in Chicago, Illinois. Last year more than 20 Rum brands participated and over 600 people attended our inaugural event in Louisville, Kentucky. This year we will enhance the event adding a Trade Program and some Tiki flair.


The USA is considered one of the most important countries in the entire rum industry. Before the American Revolution, rum was the most consumed spirit, and now an awakening is occurring. The Rum Lab – program focused on becoming the Official Rum Expo throughout the northern USA


Our team are the producers of the Taste of Rum Puerto Rico official national rum fest, and also the California Rum Festival. All events attracting hundreds of people from, trade, rum aficionados, tourists & locals.


The event is divided in two sessions. (1) Spirit Industry (2) Rum Aficionado “General Admission”.


The Spirit Industry Session consist of a 2 hour program offering industry professional the opportunity to: (1) Network with brand representative, (2) attend training seminars, (3) taste a wide variety of rums (4) Mingle with industry colleagues.


The Rum Aficionado “General Admission” Session consist of a 3 hour program offering the attendees the opportunity to: (1) Taste new rums (2) attend brand seminars  (3) enjoy pleasant music, (4) and 1 Complimentary Food Coupon to be redeem at venue restaurant.


Cover Charge includes*: (a) 2 oz. complimentary tasting snifter glass (b) 24 tasting tickets to redeem for spirit samples (c) 1 free food coupon to redeem at restaurant. Note: Each ticket is equivalent to .25oz. pouring of neat rum or 1.5 oz of a single cocktail blend your brand would like to offer at booth. / The Spirit Industry Session will run differently.  Please contact us for more details.


After Party - Kupulau Hula Event consist of a 3 hour party offering the attendees the opportunity to: (1) Enjoy amazing surf music by bands &/or DJ’s (2) try “buy” a variety of tiki drinks punches made with a combinations of rums that are participating at the event (3) enjoy art work by a variety of craft artists.

Event Speakers/Seminars/Workshops

TICKET OPTIONS

Sampling at Binny’s

Interested in sipping some rum prior to the event. Binny's is hosting few sampling programs around the Windy City. For more information please visit Binny's.com 

Free More Info

Pre-Party Lama Po.Hai

Join us this Thursday since 7pmat Hala Kahiki for the the MidWest Rum Fest Official pre-party. NO COVER CHARGE. Must be 21+ over to attend.

Free RSVP

Tastings.com & Midwest Rum Festival Award Ceremony

Join us for a special celebration with the Tastings.com’s judges of the 23rd International Review of Spirits. Sip and sample Gold and Silver medal-winning Rums. Learn more about the significance of the blind tasting rating program. And, hear from Rum producers and managers about your favorite Rums. The Midwest Rum Festival has arrived this year in Chicago! Come and enjoy this award ceremony, one of many events in the festival happening from April 28th to 30th. Must request a VIP pass to attend.

Free RSVP

RUMBA @ Paladar

Join us this Friday at Paladar Cuban Rest & Rum Bar. Welcome Mojito cocktail for event guest. Please bring proof of purchase of MidWest Rum Fest for welcome Mojito Cocktail.

Free RSVP

Trade Session

The Spirit Industry Session which consist of a 2 hour program offering industry professional the opportunity to network with brand representative, distributors /or importers + attend brand seminar + more... Early Bird $35 / Day of Event $45

35.00 Buy now

Rum Aficionado Session

The Rum Aficionados "General Admission" Session consist of a 3 hours program offering the attendees the opportunity to access to tasting room, attend seminars and more..  Early Bird $70 / Day of Event $90

70.00 Buy Now

Kupula Hula

Midwest Rum Festival afterparty. Presented by DonQ and Bachelor Pad Magazine. Hosted by Mc Java. Music by A Bunch of Coconuts and Cocktail Preachers. Early Bird $10.00 / Day of Event $20.00

10.00 Buy now

Tickets

Get your admission pass!

Tastings.com & Midwest Rum Festival Award Ceremony

Join us for a special celebration with the Tastings.com’s judges of the 23rd International Review of Spirits. Sip and sample Gold and Silver medal-winning Rums. Learn more about the significance of the blind tasting rating program. And, hear from Rum producers and managers about your favorite Rums. The Midwest Rum Festival has arrived this year in Chicago! Come and enjoy this award ceremony, one of many events in the festival happening from April 28th to 30th.

R.S.V.P

Our partners

Title Sponsor

Bacardi

Bacardi

Bacardi
Real Cocktail Ingredients

Real Cocktail Ingredients

Real Cocktail Ingredients

White Sponsor

DonQ Rum

DonQ Rum

DonQ Rum
Hala Kahiki

Hala Kahiki

Hala Kahiki

Rum

Afrohead Rum

Afrohead Rum

Afrohead Rum
Tiburon Rum

Tiburon Rum

Tiburon Rum
Ron Abuelo

Ron Abuelo

Ron Abuelo
Blue Chair Bay Rum

Blue Chair Bay Rum

Blue Chair Bay Rum
Goslings Rum

Goslings Rum

Goslings Rum
The Real McCoy Rum

The Real McCoy Rum

The Real McCoy Rum
Koloa Rum

Koloa Rum

Koloa Rum
Panama Pacific Rum

Panama Pacific Rum

Panama Pacific Rum
Zacapa Rum

Zacapa Rum

Zacapa Rum
Caliche Puerto Rico Rum

Caliche Puerto Rico Rum

Caliche Puerto Rico Rum
DonQ Rum

DonQ Rum

DonQ Rum
Foursquare Rum

Foursquare Rum

Foursquare Rum
Mount Gay Rum

Mount Gay Rum

Mount Gay Rum
Tailwinds Distilling Rum

Tailwinds Distilling Rum

Tailwinds Distilling Rum
Stroh Rum

Stroh Rum

Stroh Rum
Mezan Rum

Mezan Rum

Mezan Rum
Ron Cartavio

Ron Cartavio

Ron Cartavio
Ron Duran

Ron Duran

Ron Duran
Tanduay Rum

Tanduay Rum

Tanduay Rum
Rhum Damoiseau

Rhum Damoiseau

Rhum Damoiseau
Bacardi

Bacardi

Bacardi
Pusser's Rum

Pusser's Rum

Pusser's Rum
Rhum J.M.

Rhum J.M.

Rhum J.M.
Rhum Clement

Rhum Clement

Rhum Clement
Plantation Rum

Plantation Rum

Plantation Rum
Ron Diplomatico

Ron Diplomatico

Ron Diplomatico
More brands coming soon

More brands coming soon


Industry Media Sponsor

Bachelor Pad Magazine

Bachelor Pad Magazine

Bachelor Pad Magazine
The Rum Journey

The Rum Journey

The Rum Journey
The Rum Gallery

The Rum Gallery

RumGallery


 

The Rum Gallery in an online museum dedicated to finding and exhibiting the World’s Finest Rum.

The Rum Gallery evaluates every rum based on how well the distiller and master blender achieve their goal.  Rum Gallery’s reviews are a respectful offering to the knowledge base of sugarcane spirits.  Photo tours of distilleries, international rum tasting competitions and festivals are displayed too.  Yet, neither words nor photos can do justice to the patience, effort and craftsmanship that go into making these fine expressions of the distillers and blender’s art.  Explore The Art of Rum.  Drink responsibly.  It’s a matter of taste.

Rum Gallery has nothing to sell, nor is it affiliated with any distiller, brand, importer or distributor of spirits.

VISIT THE SITE

The Rum Gallery

Production Team

Flag Marketing

Flag Marketing

Flag Marketing
Victoria Kent

Victoria Kent

Victoria Kent
Tastings.com

Tastings.com

Tastings.com
The Rum Lab

The Rum Lab

The Rum Lab

Key Sponsors

KRAVE Jerky

KRAVE Jerky

KRAVE Jerky

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