Say Goodbye to Winter with the Midwest Rum Fest


It has been a long winter and its time to celebrate. What is more festive than enjoying some yummy rum cocktails? Not only that , you would learn about the rum industry and how to make some of these drinks.

Be part of the 3nd Annual MidWest Rum Festival Returns To Chicago

April 8 / Logan Sqaure is proud to celebrate the 3rd Annual MidWest Rum Festival on Saturday, April 8 at Logan Square Auditorium (2539 N Kedzie Blvd) in Chicago.

The USA is considered one of the most important countries in the entire rum industry. Before the American Revolution, rum was the most consumed spirit, and now experiencing a renaissance. The Rum Lab – program focused on becoming the Official Rum Expo throughout the northern USA. The RumLab team are the producers of the NY Rum Fest, Taste of Rum Puerto Rico, the official national rum fest along with the California Rum Festival. Each event attracts hundreds of attendees ranging from, trade, rum aficionados, tourists and locals.

The event is divided in two sessions from Noon – 5:30pm.

The Spirit Industry Session consist of a one hour program (Noon – 1pm) offering industry professional the opportunity to network with brand representatives, attend training seminars, taste a wide variety of rums and mingle with industry colleagues. Tickets: Early Bird: $25.00 / Week of event: $35.00.

The Rum Aficionado Grand Tasting Session consist of a four hour program (1:30pm – 5:30pm) offering the attendees the opportunity to taste new rums, attend brand seminars and mixology demos, as well as local artists booths. Tickets: Early Bird: $70.00 / Week of event: $90.00.

est speakers include:

  • Bryan Davis – Bryan Davis is most noteworthy for inventing and patenting the first process documented to successfully replicate the effects of barrel ageing of distilled spirits in a laboratory (the Davis method). He is also the founder of Lost Spirits an award winning distilled spirits manufacturing company which uses the technology to manufacture its products as well as license the technology to third parties.

  • Richard Seales – Richard Seales is the master distiller and blender at both Foursquare Distiller & R. L and is based out of Barbados.

  • Jerald O’Kennard – Jerald O’Kennard is a beverage contributor to CNBC, BusinessWeek TV, and BBC’s Radio International and is often quoted by the New York Times Business 2.0, Wall Street Journal, Men’s Journal, Reuters, and other national and international publications on the subjects of wines, beers, and spirits.

  • Nicholas Feris – Nicholas Feris started Seattle’s first rum society, The Rum Collective.

Tickets can be purchased at For more information visit

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About chitownstarconnections

Melanie Christy is am actress/singer who came to Chicago to pursue her dreams of acting. Coming from a small town in Ohio she has been enjoying the things that city life has to offer like great cuisine from all parts of the globe, parties with great people including celebrities, gorgeous fashions and of course fun! Follow her, read her blog and learn about all the amazing adventures you can be a part of throughout Chicagoland! Jennifer Hedrick is the photographer and techie for our blogs. She was born and raised here in Chicago. Her love of photography started when she was a child. She has photographed many celebs, events, fashion shows and more. She also considers herself a bit of a foodie and loves food porn. Her other loves include her nieces and nephews, animals and the shows Castle, Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Grey's Anatomy and Scandal.
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