TheRumLab.com is proud to celebrate the 6th Annual Chicago Rum Festival (Previously the Midwest Rum Fest) on Saturday, April 30, 2022, at Logan Square Auditorium (2539 N Kedzie Blvd, Chicago, IL 60647) in Chicago with more than 50 rum expressions poured, speaker programming, entertainment, and more.
The USA is considered one of the most important countries in the entire rum industry. Before the American Revolution, rum was the most consumed spirit, and now experiencing a renaissance. The Rum Lab – program focused on becoming the Official Rum Expo throughout the Midwest. The RumLab team is the producers of the Taste of Rum Puerto Rico, the official national rum fest along with the California Rum Festival. Each event attracts hundreds of attendees ranging from, trade, rum aficionados, tourists, and locals.
The event is divided into three sessions from 2:00 pm – 7:30 pm.
The Industry Session
Spirit Profesional Session Pass allows you to attend the event for 1.5 Hours (2:00 pm – 3:30 pm) / Tasting Cup / Access to Grand Tasting Room / Access to Seminar Rooms that are open to the public – limited space / Complimentary snacks and water will be provided.
Industry tickets are $45.00 and are only For members of the trade (bar, restaurant & retail sale of beer/spirits) and beverage media. To note your affiliation to the trade in the work info portion of the ticket registration form, credentials may be requested.
General Admission “GRAND” Tasting Session
Consists of a 3-hour program (4:30-7:30 pm) offering attendees the opportunity to: (1) taste .25oz pours of neat rum* (2) attend educational brand seminars (3) enjoy pleasant mellow music. Complimentary Snacks and water will be available at each session. 2oz souvenir snifter cup included. Tickets for general admission are $95.00 each.
VIP “GRAND” Educational and Tasting Session
Consist of a 5.5-hour program (2:00-7:30 pm) offering attendees the opportunity to: (1) taste .25oz pours of neat rum* (2) attend educational brand seminars (3) enjoy pleasant mellow music (4) attend the event 2.5 hour in advance + (5) VIP Souvenir Glass. Complimentary Snacks and water will be available at each session. 2oz souvenir snifter cup included. Tickets: $140.00
April 30 – Designated Driver 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm
This pass is only for designated drivers that won’t be drinking at the event. No sampling cup will be given. If a designated driver is seen with a drink he or she will be asked to leave the event. Tickets: $20.00
April 30 – DUO GA Rum Experience | 4:30 p.m. – 7:30pm
2 General Admission Grand Tasting Session Passes allow you to attend the event for 3 Hours (4:30-7:30 pm) / 2 Tasting Cup / Access to Grand Tasting Room / Access to Seminar Rooms that are open to the public – limited space / Complimentary snacks and water will be provided. Tickets: $120.00
Participating Brands include:
- Real Ingredients
- Plantation Rum
- Rums of Mexico (Presenting sponsor)
- Serralles (Don Q)
- Worthy Park
- St. James Rhum
- Ron Colon
- Spiribam (JM, Clement, Bounty, Rodney)
- Tanduay Rum
- Hauz Alpenz (Scarlet, Smith, Velvet, Kronan)
- Flor de Caña
- Oliver Rum (Todos los logos)
- DEM – El Dorado
- Don Papa Rum
- Ron Barcelo
- SJ Artisan Distillery (Pepon y Tres Clavos)
- English Harbour
- Uruapan Charanda
- Star Union Spirits
- Mount Gay Rum
- Ron Centennario
- Campari – JW Nephew & Campari
- Saint Benevolence
- DEM – Diamond Reserve
- Maggie’s Farm
- Abuelo Rum
- Maggie’s Farm
Event sponsors: Distilled Sugar Travels, Bonampak Rum, Deadhead Rum, Fever-Tree, Real Cocktail Ingredients, Caribbean Craves, The Ultimate Awards, Rum Ratings, Imbibe, Beverage Testing Institute, Women Leading Rum, Neat (The Ultimate Spirits Class), Passanante’s Home Food Services, Ultimate Rum Guide, The Rum Collective, Rumcask, The Rum Trader, The Rum Lab, FLAG Marketing, Hala Kahiki, Tastings.com.
About The Rum Lab
The Rum Lab is a creative and production agency focused on the rum industry. The company produces Puerto Rico’s national rum fest – Taste of Rum Puerto Rico – in addition to the California Rum Festival, Midwest Rum Festival, New York Rum Festival. Events produced by The Rum Lab attract hundreds of guests including beverage trade professionals, rum aficionados, tourists and local consumers. Learn more at www.therumlab.com.
Featured Image Credit: Chicago Rum Fest