Manchester debuts myriad of new rum brands at legendary festival

And tickets are selling fast for the event which coincides with World Rum Day!

The sixth annual Manchester Rum Festival is taking place this summer, and the stellar rum line up from around the world has just been announced by its founder.

This year, the much-loved festival will take place on 8th July, which is World Rum Day. And for an added reason to join the festivities and celebrate the spirit, there will be a plethora of brands from all over the globe debuting at the festival ready for sampling by rum loving attendees.

Debut brands include Rhum JM, an historic rum from Martinique in the Caribbean with a super sustainable background focusing on biodiversity and the preservation of nature, and Takamaka, the first ever rum from the idyllic Seychelles in the Indian Ocean to join the line up at Manchester Rum Festival.

Also debuting are two rums from Madeira – 970 and Tristão Vaz Teixeira – the first brands ever to exhibit at the festival from the Portuguese Island, and, closer to home, a rum from Outlier Distillery on the Isle of Man that has recently been featured on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch.

Last but not least, Ron Piet from Panama, Tilambic from Mauritius, Eminente from Cuba and Paranubes from the mountainous Oaxaca region in Mexico will also be making their Manchester debut. A truly global smorgasbord of rum!

As always, visitors will be able to sample all of the brands, purchase their favourites and have a great time entertained by fantastic music, and eating delicious food. Additionally, for the very first time, MONIN will be at the festival with the official cocktail bar if you fancy a Rum Punch, Mojito or Daiquiri.

Manchester rum legend and festival founder, Dave Marsland, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to announce the incredible line-up of world-class rum brands taking part in this year’s festival and it is shaping up to be the best yet, attracting more and more brands from all over the planet – including some surprising destinations that are starting to make their mark in rum.

“Rum lovers can expect samples galore, DJ sets and Caribbean food from Nyammin’, which always gets the tastebuds tingling. It really is a great day out and has cemented itself as a brilliant annual diary date for rum fans from Manchester and beyond.”

Manchester’s first and only dedicated and official rum festival takes place on Saturday 8th July, 12-7pm, at the Mercure Manchester in Piccadilly Gardens. Tickets remain priced at £25 each, the same as last year.

Tickets available to buy online here. Check out the exhibitors page for up-to-date info on the rum brands in attendance, plus details of external festival deals and promotions.

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