Anguilla’s First Rhum Bar + Rhummelier: The Rhum Room at Zemi Beach House refined and elegant tasting room housing over 100 small-batch, single-estate rhums. The bar offers a Rhum + Tapas Pairing Menu, which thoughtfully pairs Caribbean-inspired tapas with select rhums to complement and enhance the exotic flavors, and Rhum Flights featuring exclusive rhums hand-picked by the resort’s Rhummelier (a Sommelier of rum).
Rhum Museum in Dominican Republic: AlSol Hotels & Resorts, a collection of boutique hotels in the beautiful Cap Cana region of the Dominican Republic, has welcomed Sanctuary Town (located near Sanctuary Cap Cana by AlSol) – a dining and entertainment village for travelers and locals alike. For rum and cigar enthusiasts, Añejo’s Cigar & Rhum Museum, is THE destination for the finest selection of local Dominican cigars and premium rums. Guests enjoy top brands of barrel aged rum in the company of master blender Juan Nolasco. Juan’s 30 years of experience led him to develop his own award-winning selection which is available at Anejos.
Rum Tasting at [oilnutbay.com]Oil Nut Bay, BVIs: At the secluded villa resort in Virgin Gorda, Oil Nut Bay, guests can sample the Caribbean’s finest cuisine and rum spirits hosted at Oil Nut Bay’s Beach Club. Guests enjoy three food samples and three rum shots. Menu items include oil kissed plantains with Caribbean spiced guacamole, Anegada lobster fritters with mango aioli and tuna tartar with Japanese accoutrement.
Mojito-making Class in Puerto Rico: With Puerto Rico home to Bacardi, guests at The Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino can dive into a locally-infused Mojito experience that pairs them with the property’s skilled bartenders to take a cocktail class and learn the art of mixology.
Room & Rum in Key West: Casa Marina, A Waldorf Astoria Resort in Key West, Florida, opened their rum bar, RUMba, in early 2016. Adorned with dark mahogany and featuring the most expensive collection of rum in Key West, from Appleton Estate 50 Year to Pyrat Cask 1623, guests can now sip on a geographical variety of premium rums before heading out to Duval Street. For guests looking to book an experience, the brand new “Room & Rum” package comes with a tour and rum tasting at Key West Legal Rum Distillery, cocktail shaker, and welcome mojito.
Rum Pairing Dinner at Aqua Kauai Beach Resort: Executive Chef Rodman Machado successfully launched the first rum pairing dinner series last summer at Aqua Kauai Beach Resort, sponsored by Koloa Rum. Chef Machado – along with Joey Gottesman, an expert mixologist – takes diners on an intimate, Hawaiian culinary experience with a specialized menu catered to rum lovers, featuring local dishes such as Kona Abalone and Kona Lobster Agnolotti paired with flavors of Koloa coffee rum bitters to whet the palate.
1940’s Mixology Class in New Orleans: Located steps from the French Quarter, Hilton New Orleans Riverside’s popular bar and lounge, Public Belt, features hands-on mixology classes where guests can craft Hurricane cocktails, which were created in New Orleans in the 1940s. The classes begin with a history lesson followed by an interactive demonstration creating the city’s popular drink.sFollow WebBandStand for everything that is cool that matters.