13. GERMAN RUM FESTIVAL
Aug 31 & Sep 01, 2024
12 PM to 8 PM & 12 PM to 6 PM
The GERMAN RUM FESTIVAL is undoubtedly one of the largest events in the world dedicated exclusively to rum, rhum and cachaca. For 13 years, it has earned a reputation as an absolute highlight in the event calendar and attracts thousands of visitors and exhibitors from all over the world.
In 2023, the festival was once again able to impress and convince: with more than 70 stands, over 150 renowned brands were presented and there were even over 500 different bottlings to discover. These figures impressively illustrate that rum is not only fascinating and extraordinary, but also the most versatile spirit in the world. Whether you are new to the world of rum or already an experienced connoisseur, every visitor will find something to suit their taste at the GERMAN RUM FESTIVAL. The variety on offer leaves nothing to be desired! In addition to the numerous stands with high-quality products, great importance was also attached to quenching the participants’ thirst for knowledge. Over 20 tastings and master classes offered exciting insights into the world of rum. The various presentations not only discussed taste notes, but also topics such as production processes, barrel ageing and ecological aspects. Both renowned master distillers and producers were happy to answer questions off stage and share their expertise with visitors.
Preparations for the next GERMAN RUM FESTIVAL in August 2024 are already in full swing. The organizers want to celebrate and, above all, enjoy together with all rum lovers! Two days full of enjoyment, joie de vivre and knowledge sharing await guests in a warm and friendly atmosphere. The GERMAN RUM FESTIVAL team is already looking forward to welcoming all visitors. Be there – it will be an unforgettable experience!”
11th GERMAN RUM FESTIVAL "Back to Normal"
How time flies – Two months have passed already
Today we would like to reminisce with you about a great 11th GERMAN RUM FESTIVAL.
Under the motto “Back to normality”, we were able to spend a wonderful weekend together with you with a lot of enjoyment, knowledge and above all joie de vivre. With over 500 different rums, there really was something for everyone: from Panama to popcorn, world premieres, GRF-exclusive bottlings, the odd outlier, delicious rum bratwurst and of course everything in between.
On more than 5,000m² you had the opportunity to talk shop with exhibitors at a total of 72 booths from all over the world or to participate in one of the more than 20 tastings and master classes. Whether you are a beginner or a full professional, prefer mild or rather dry, every visitor found the right booths for himself and could clarify the really important questions directly with master blenders, distillers and importers.
Parallel to the GERMAN RUM FESTIVAL, the GERMAN RUM AWARDS also took place again. An international and independent jury of experts tasted over 150 different rums during 2 days and evaluated them in 14 categories according to international standards. The result was gold, silver & bronze medals for the best in their category.
10 years German Rum Festival, 10 years rum from all over the world, 10 years passion and dedication!
When we took the first steps 10 years ago and started planning the first GERMAN RUM FESTIVAL, we could not have imagined what would one day emerge from this small idea. We wanted to organize a small festival for everyone who cared about rum and to give this incredibly diverse world of rum a stage. It was about more than just the pure drinking pleasure. It was about the Caribbean attitude towards life, the get-together with friends and family and, above all, the joy of the moment.
Today, 10 years later, the GERMAN RUM FESTIVAL is one of the most important events in the rum world. Bigger, Higher, Further was never our concern, nevertheless, or maybe because of that, the GERMAN RUM FESTIVAL is today the biggest fair in the world in the field of Rum, Rhum & Cachaca.
Despite the special circumstances, the 10th GERMAN RUM FESTIVAL was a complete success. On both days of the event, a total of 2484 visitors were able to explore the world of rum at 34 booths. The feedback from visitors and exhibitors was consistently positive, with the quality of the fair receiving particular praise. All guests who could not or did not want to visit the festival in person had the opportunity to visit all tastings and the exhibition booths digitally via livestream.
9TH GERMAN RUM FESTIVAL – THANK YOU!
It was a (summer) party for us!
The 9th German Rum Festival is over and leaves a lasting impression on all of us. There was a new appointment, and none of us really knew what was going to happen there in the beginning. But thanks to a great community of friends, acquaintances, bon vivants and family we spent a wonderful weekend with good rum at Caribbean temperatures in Berlin
On more than 5,000 m² of the STATION Berlin 63 exhibitors gathered with more than 140 brands and 500 bottlings from all over the world to convince and enchant each of the 4400 visitors.
Next year we will continue, then with our first big anniversary. 10 years – in words: ten! – it is then since the first idea, the first drafts and the anticipation that has remained until today. We never thought that our little festival would develop like that and it’s one of the biggest in the world. That’s why we would like to mention a special one, the cornerstone of the German Rum Festival: our team of family, friends and helpers that supports us throughout the year. Without our little crazy family we would not be able to invest so much passion and passion to create moments that will be remembered for a long time to come, for the visitors and exhibitors as well as for ourselves. And that’s what we want thanks!
We were able to capture some of these moments in pictures and films – enjoy browsing!
The 9th German Rum Festival Overview
The story of rum in Guyana started in the 1640s with the introduction of sugar cane by the early European settlers. By 1670, the foundation of Demerara Rum production was laid down with the establishment of distilling into the new territories by the British.
Chalong Bay, the multiple award-winning rum from Phuket, is a true expression of Thailand’s rich terroir and agricultural heritage. Sustainably crafted from 100% organic Thai sugarcane, Chalong Bay is distilled in small batches using a French Armagnac copper still.
Named in honor of the year, when the sugarcane was first discovered to start the story of rum. The story of rum started, when the men of Alexander the Great discovered the sugarcane – “reeds that make honey with no bees” – during the Indian campaign in 327 B.C.
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