Feel like sipping on some world class rum in the Bahamas? Yeah, me too. The Bahamas will be hosting the first Festival Rum Bahamas February 21-23, 2014. The event will celebrate rum from around the world, along with Bahamian food and culture. The exact location in Nassau or on Paradise Island still being worked out along with the times, but you can be sure that his pirate will be there.

You can keep track of updates on the Festival Rum Bahamas Facebook page.

Alexandra Lynch, the creator of festival Rum Bahamas explains:

“The Bahamas has a lot to offer, more than sun, sand and sea. We wanted to create a festival that showcased aspects of our history that we don’t typically celebrate, piracy, rum-running, and how those past events have given birth to our distinct flavours and a culture of appreciation for the art and beauty of rum making.”

During the three-day festival, visitors will be able to take part in sampling, master classes on rum, cocktail-making competitions, and enjoy Caribbean music and food. Exhibitors will include local and international rum makers, attendees will be able to purchase many of the rums so they can bring the islands back home with them..

“Festival Rum Bahamas is an excellent fit with the tourism product of The Bahamas, it provides yet another compelling reason for visitors to travel to The Bahamas, and it also shines a spotlight on our world class rum, our tantalising cuisine and our cultural craft products.”

Stated Andrea Jackson-Coakley, the marketing partner from the Ministry of Tourism.

Organizers of the festival say that the 2014 Festival Rum Bahamas will offer a unique cultural experience for Bahamians and tourists enjoying the Bahamas. The Operations Director of the newly created event, Catherine Chisnall-Mitchell, added:

“Prepare to eat, to dance and to have three days of purely distilled enjoyment.”

Let me know if you are planning on attending this first ever Festival Rum Bahamas, I’ll be happy to raise a glass of rum with you and toast to the beautiful islands of the Bahamas and the rest of the Caribbean!


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  1. Katie Davis January 5, 2014 at 3:34 am

    My daughter will be flying in to Nassau the day the Rum Festival begins. I have heard it’s gotten dangerous and wondered what security will be in place during the festival? I would appreciate any information maybe I’ll be there for festival 2015.Thank you. Katie Davis.

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    RumShopRyan January 6, 2014 at 9:21 am

    Hi Katie, I’ve been to Nassau quite a few times and have never felt unsafe. The island is clean and they do a great job of keeping everything up because it is such a big cruise port. Your daughter will be fine. Cheers!

  3. Caribbean Soul Trekkers January 20, 2014 at 10:28 am

    Caribbean Soul Trekkers will be there and we so get ready to raise that glass over and over and over…you get the point!

    We cannot wait to Rum it up Castaway style!

    See you there,

    Mango Eddie & Passion Fruit Sista

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    RumShopRyan January 21, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    Looking forward to seeing the Caribbean Soul Trekkers team!

  5. Carmen Syncox February 1, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    Hey Ryan, unfortunately we didn’t find out about the festival until yesterday, were arriving Feb 24-Mar 1, 14. Just wondering will any Rum Festival shirts be available in any shops after the festival?
    So disappointed that were going to miss this.


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    RumShopRyan February 4, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    Hi Carmen! I’m not sure, but I’ll be sure to look for you. I’ll let you know on my facebook page if I find out where the extras will be sold. Cheers!

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