Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Largest rum tasting event: UK RumFest breaks Guinness World Records' record (VIDEO)
LONDON, UK -- Some 353 rum fans have collectively broken the Guinness World Records' world record for the largest rum tasting as part of the eighth annual RumFest held in London; Global rum ambassador and RumFest founder Ian Burrell led a tasting of six rums at London's ILEC, with figures from each distillery in attendance to present their product, according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: Some 353 rum fans have collectively broken the Guinness World Record for the largest rum tasting as part of the eighth annual RumFest held in London.
The Guinness World Records' record for the largest rum tasting event involved 353 participants, conducted by the Global Rum Ambassador, Ian Burrell (UK) in London, UK, on 9 October 2014.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the most varieties of rum commercially available; it is 102 and was set by Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel. It was verified in Hong Kong, China, on 29 October 2008.
A total of 353 attendees were given a comprehensive and unrivaled masterclass with six esteemed rums with leading rum names, followed by a Q&A. Pusser's Rum was presented by Head of Rum Procurement George Freegard.
Global Rum Ambassador, The RumFest founder and host Ian Burrell said: "Rum is about history and that's we all achieved today. It was a true honour to be joined by such esteemed representatives of the category and to enjoy such a special evening with so many rum lovers"
THE ESTEEMED PRESENTERS & RUMS
- Diplomatico – International Marketing Manager, Xavier Herrera (Venezuela)
- Don Q – Chief Operations Officer, John Eason (Puerto Rico)
- Havana Club – Master Blender Asbel Morales Lorenzo (Cuba)
- Pusser's Rum – Head of Rum Procurement, George Freegard (Navy-style)
- Angostura – Master Distiller John Georges (Trinidad)
- Appleton's Rum – Master Blender, Joy Spence (Jamaica)
Hosted by Global Rum Ambassador and The RumFest founder Ian Burrell For more information on the event visit the Facebook page and on all four days of Rum Experience events visit The RumFest website.
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