The 2nd Annual Edmonton Rum Festival
Posted by Arctic Wolf on September 30, 2016
The folks at Vines Riverbend Wine Merchants (who have produced the very successful Edmonton Whisky Festival for the past 6 years) have teamed up with Lexus Edmonton and Capital FM 96.3 to bring you the Edmonton Rum Festival for the second year in a row!
All proceeds raised at the event will be donated to the MS Society of Canada – Alberta Division.
This is a great chance to taste a strong selection of rums produced from around the world as well as to meet and discuss the noble cane spirit with industry and distillery representatives.
Monies raised at the event will help those affected by MS in our community, as well as help to fund research towards a cure.
Where: Edmonton Delta South Hotel – Grand Ballroom
4404 Gateway Boulevard
When: Friday, September 30, 2016
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Ticket Price: $90.00 each: available online here
(Tickets are also available in-store at Riverbend Wine Merchants (780 434 9444 ))
What do you receive for the price of a regular admission ticket?
A commemorative Glencairn glass, an event program, a gourmet buffet throughout the evening, over 75 rums to sample, a chance to win a bottle of rum a month for a year and an opportunity to bid on a number of rum themed silent auction items. The price of a ticket includes entrance and rum sampling (you do not have to buy additional sample tickets).
Will the Festival be as crowded as last year?
Based upon the overwhelming success of last year’s festival, the event has been moved to a larger ballroom venue; however the amount of tickets available for sale has not increased. This should ensure a relaxed atmosphere where you can spend time enjoying the noble spirit we call rum.
Are tickets available at the door?
Although tickets will be available at the door, it is strongly advised that you order your tickets in advance to ensure your attendance! Last Year’s event sold out!
Is there parking at the hotel?
The hotel has limited available free parking. However, it is encouraged that you use public transportation and cabs.
Can you get a preferred rate at the Delta as part of the Festival?
Yes! Stay at the Delta Edmonton South for the night at a rate of $165. Call the Delta Edmonton South at 780-434-6415 and ask to book in the Rum Festival open block.
How do you find the rums on the list that you want to sample?
The booklet you receive on entering is set out alphabetically by the local agent/importer responsible for each rum company. The tables in the ballroom follow that list in a clockwise direction. Each table is marked with the name of the agent/importer to help you find them easily.
Do you need to purchase drink tickets to be able to taste the rums?
Certainly not! Sampling is included in the admission price. However, you will require a stamp book for your samples which will be available at the door.
Should you wear perfume/after-shave?
One of the great joys of any spirit tasting event is nosing the glass to identify subtle nuances and delicate aromas. Unfortunately this experience can be compromised by perfume, cologne and after-shave worn on your own person or even by somebody else some distance away. So please refrain from wearing any perfumed scents for the duration of the Festival and advise your guests accordingly.
Should you keep your ticket stub?
Absolutely! Bring your stub into Vines Wine Merchants by the end of Nov. 2016 to receive a 10% discount or $10 off, whichever is the better deal on a rum purchase.
The folks at Vines do a fantastic job every year with both the Annual Edmonton Whisky Festival and the Annual Edmonton Rum Festival.
I encourage you to attend and enjoy yourself. It is a great atmosphere with Rum Insiders, Brand Ambassadors, and Rum Enthusiasts from across Canada and around the World. You might even run into the Rum Howler, as I have my two tickets reserved already!
Note: All proceeds raised at this event are donated to the MS Society of Canada – Alberta Division.
For more information please contact: