Hong Kong’s massive festival of rum is back for its fifth year running!
From the 1st – 2nd of June, the Hong Kong Rum Fest will see over 150 rums exhibited at the Preset Event Space, as renowned master distillers, distillery owners and rum ambassadors descend on the city for two days of exclusive masterclasses and seminars.
The list of premier international guests includes the likes of Ian Burrell, global rum ambassador and founder of the original Rum Fest in the UK; Daniele Dalla Pola, one of the world’s leading tiki mixologists; Alexx Mouzouris, the Don’Q rum ambassador; Richard Seale, master distiller and blender of Foursquare Distillery; and Max Traverse, the creator of Hong Kong Rum Fest and founder of award-winning tropical lounge, Honi Honi tiki Cocktail Lounge.
For $150HKD, guests are invited to sample a range of rums along with Hawaiian-inspired cocktails and nibbles, including the signature event cocktail – the ‘Dark & Stormy’ made with Gosling’s Black Seal Dark Rum.
Other highlights will include the first taste of Honi Honi’s bespoke rum, made in collaboration with New Groove Mauritian Rum, and the opportunity to try rare rums, such as Takamaka Bay Rum from Seychelles Island and Chalon Bay Phuket Rum from Thailand.
The full agenda for the festival is as follows:
Monday 28th – Thursday 31st May: Special bartenders will hold guest shifts at different participating bars in the lead up to the Festival
Thursday 31st May: Guest bartender at Honi Honi Tiki Cocktail Lounge
Friday 1st June: Masterclass with Don’Q Ambassador Alexx Mouzouris
Friday 1st June: Don’Q Ambassador Alexx Mouzouris will host a guest bartending shift with Pawel Mikusek & Mario Calderone
Saturday 2nd June: Masterclass with Richard Seale and Ian Burrell
Saturday 2nd June: The official Hong Kong Rum Fest After Party at Honi Honi with guest bartender Daniele Dalla Pola serving up signature Sexy Colada Bacardí Rum & REAL Syrups
To purchase tickets to Hong Kong Rum Fest 2018, click here.