Midday Fix: Rum Festival

Laura Kruming-Berg, Assistant Director - TASTINGS Beverage Testing Institute

TASTINGS®/Beverage Testing Institute


4th Annual Chicago Rum Fest

TheRumLab.com is proud to celebrate the 4th Annual Chicago Rum Festival on Saturday, April 14 at Logan Square Auditorium (2539 N Kedzie Blvd) in Chicago with more than 40 rum expressions poured. The event is divided in two sessions from 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.





Rumble in Manhattan

1.5 oz The Real McCoy Virgin Oak 10 Year Aged Rum

.5 oz Lemon Hart Blackpool Spiced Rum

.5 oz Cream Sherry

Dash bitters

Stir ingredients in a mixing glass, strain into an ice-filled rocks glass and garnish with an orange twist.

Purchase Info:

93 • Lemon Hart (Guyana) Blackpool Spiced Rum 86 Proof. $24.99http://tastings.com/Spirits-Review/Lemon-Hart-Blackpool-Spiced-Rum-Guyana-86-Proof-04-21-2018.aspx

94 • The Real McCoy (Barbados) Limited Edition Virgin Oak 10 Year Aged Rum 92 Proof. $59.99




1 oz. Taildragger Torched Coconut Rum

1 oz. Tanduay Asian Gold Rum

.75 oz pineapple cordial

.5 oz fresh squeezed lime juice

Shake ingredients in a cocktail shaker and serve up in a cocktail glass.

Purchase Info:

87 • Taildragger (IL) Torched Coconut Rum 60 Proof. $33.99 http://tastings.com/Spirits-Review/Taildragger-Torched-Coconut-Rum-USA-04-21-2018.aspx

93 • Tanduay (Philippines) Asian Gold Rum 80 Proof. $19.99      http://tastings.com/Spirits-Review/Tanduay-Asian-Gold-Rum-Philippines-04-21-2018.aspx