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Manchester Rum Festival 2023

8 July @ 12:00 - 19:00

FROM £27

Featuring a whole-host of rums from across the world, cocktails and food to enjoy and live DJ

Manchester Rum Festival is on its way, and the much-loved annual festival is bringing the tiki vibes this year with its biggest and best event yet.

Taking place on 8th July – World Rum Day – the festival will transform the Mercure Hotel into the tropics as rum brands from all over the world, Caribbean Street Food and calypso-inspired DJ sets entertain and delight rum lovers.

For a very special treat, visitors will be able to purchase a one-off, limited-edition bottle of the official Festival rum, which is a collaboration with Outlier Distilling Company of the Isle of Man.

Named ‘Punk Croc’, this 41% abv limited edition blend is a Manx rum with a cask-aged bite. Blended exclusively from rum made in Outlier’s 160L wood-fired still, Punk Croc features rum aged in Sauterne, New American Oak and Islay casks. Perfect for Mojitos and Daiquiris with attitude, and with an exclusive label produced by Manx artist Megan Hindley, Punk Croc is a run of 200 bottles only, with the opportunity for attendees to Manchester Rum Festival 2023 to experience and purchase a bottle for just £40.

Also debuting at the festival are 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.

Two rums from Madeira – 970 and Tristão Vaz Teixeira – will become 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 will be available to taste.

Last but not least, Ron Piet from Panama, Tilambic from Mauritius, Eminente from Cuba and Paranubes from the mountainous Oaxaca region in Mexico and Bone Idyll – a rum distillery based in Kingston upon Thames – will also be making their Manchester debuts. A truly global representation 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, eating delicious food. For the very first time, MONIN will be at the festival with the official cocktail bar if you fancy a Pina Colada, Mojito or Daiquiri, and the event will be sponsored by Stratford Sodas who will be providing the perfect mixers for your favourite rum serves.

Book now for Manchester Rum Festival 2023 at Mercure Manchester Hotel



8 July
12:00 - 19:00
FROM £27
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Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel
Portland Street
Manchester, M1 4PH United Kingdom
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