Leeds Rum Festival 2023
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Leeds Rum Fest is back this September!
We return once again for the 7th Leeds Rum Fest – to bring you more Rum, infectious music, in-depth masterclasses and delicious street food.
This year we are levelling up and heading down to the amazing Royal Armouries for the first time. We can’t wait to fill it with rum!
We are very excited to be showcasing over 100 rums available for you to try from all over the world. Each one is represented by experts ready to talk you through every sip.
Rum brands on show will be announced over the coming weeks (all Rum sampling is included in the ticket price).
This year will feature the return of the Monin Daiquiri speed bar. Test your home bartender skills and make the fastest daiquiri for a chance to win prizes. Worst case scenario, you get a free daiquiri!
Aside from the main tasting room you will find bespoke masterclasses hosted by rum ambassadors ready to fill you with knowledge (and rum of course!). It’s first come first served so get your spot quickly.
As always, our good friends at Latitude Wine & Liquor Merchants will be operating the festival bottle shop so you can purchase your favourites from the festival to take home.
Revolución de Cuba will be operating the kitchen, serving up Cubanos, Burritos and Churros to keep you filled up. If you have a sweet tooth then Coco’s Corner will have authentic Caribbean bakes to satisfy your cravings.
Included in your ticket will be:
- Rum and Spiced Rum – all samples – from over 100 different brands
- Rum Masterclasses– hosting a series of interactive discussions about the category
- Live Entertainment – Featuring steel pan band and carnival troupe
- Etched Rum Fest Tasting Glass
You will also have access to….
- The Latitude bottle shop – selling exclusive and rare products to take home
- The Monin Rum Bar – how do you rate your home bartender skills? Have a go at making the fastest Daiquiri of the day for a chance to win prizes!
- Revolución de Cuba kitchen – serving Cuban sandwiches, churros and burritos
Where is the Royal Armouries?
You can find location info here
How do I get there?
You can find local travel info here
How accessible is the Royal Armouries?
You can find access info here
I’ve never been to a rum festival before. What does it look like?
Take a look at our social media to get an idea. When you arrive there will be 20 plus stands with a different rum brand at each one. Each stand will be operated by knowledgeable ambassadors and experts so we encourage you to ask questions! Slightly aside from the main area will be some seating, food vendors and a bar if you need a time out.
Do I need to know a lot about rum?
Absolutely not! There are plenty of different styles and experts to help you find the right rum for you. This is a great way to understand the category as a whole.
What exactly is a ‘sample’ of rum?
A sample of rum is around 15ml of liquid. Remember there will be over 100 rums, it’s a marathon, not a sprint!
Is there water available?
All guests receive bottled water upon entry. Tap and bottled water are available from the Royal Armouries bar. We encourage you to remain hydrated.
What do I need to bring with me?
Just your QR/bar code that comes with your e-ticket. It will be scanned upon entry, so either have a printout or it ready on your phone.
Will there be food available?
We will have a local food trader on the day with veggie/vegan options. If you have specific allergen/dietary concerns, please get in touch with the venue organisers. Please note that food is not included in the ticket price.
What is a masterclass?
Our masterclasses are a chance to get a more in-depth talk from the brands. All of them cover different topics and a range of rum styles. A timetable will be published nearer to the event.
Do the masterclasses cost extra?
No, they are included in the ticket price but are only available to a limited number of guests.
Do I have to book the masterclasses?
Our masterclasses are first come first serve and only host approximately 30 people. Please make sure you queue at least 20 minutes before the class starts to avoid disappointment.
Is there just rum available?
The Royal Armouries bar will be serving beer, wines and softs.