Search

Islington rum king announces world’s biggest festival

PUBLISHED: 16:49 02 October 2012

Ian Burrell PIC Suzanne Mitchell

Ian Burrell PIC Suzanne Mitchell

Suzanne Mitchell 2007 07753 660100

The world’s only rum ambassador has announced the biggest rum festival on the planet.

Ian Burrell, of Carleton Road, Tufnell Park, is staging RumFest at the ExCel Centre, in east London, on October 13 and 14.

Mr Burrell, 41, spends his days jetting across the globe promoting the drink and showing people how to taste and mix it properly.

Next month’s event will showcase hundreds of different rums from all over the world, as well as show how they are made, how to make cocktails and how to pair rum with food.

Mr Burrell, who runs his own rum shack, Cottons, in Camden, said: “We have moved to the ExCel – it’s Olympic year so we thought we should have an Olympic stadium – and we are expecting about 6,000 people.

“There will so much to do – live music, food, competitions and fantastic rums – it should be a great weekend.”


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Islington Gazette. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Islington Gazette