Miami Rum Renaissance Festival: Ten Rums You Probably Haven't Tried Yet
This year's Miami Rum Renaissance Festival was bigger than ever. In its new home at the Miami Airport Convention Center at the Doubletree by Hilton, there was ample room for rum exhibitors, seminars, and even on outdoor cigar lounge where attendees could enjoy a spirited smoke.
All photos by Laine Doss
Tasting our way through the 200 or so rums offered at the festival, we found ten that we had to share. Some are available in Miami, and some are coming soon to a store or bar near you. All are must-tries for rum aficionados.
10. Prichard's Peach Mango
This distillery in the tiny town of Kelso, Tennessee, is just 15 miles down the road from Jack Daniel's. But the Prichard family might as well be a world away. Their rums and whiskies are made in copper-pot stills in small batches. The Prichards have introduced a collection of fruit-infused rums including cranberry, key lime, and peach-mango. The peach-mango is subtle, fruity, and tropical and works well in either a punch or with a splash of soda. Prichard's is available now in Miami (about $20).
9. Wicked Dolphin Silver
Wicked Dolphin Rum is a brand new rum distilled in Cape Coral, Florida. This artisanal white rum has subtle hints of honey and is a great mixing rum. Currently available in South Florida, with a major launch planned soon (about $25).