The Jamaica Rum Festival is a showcase in our country’s excellence in rum, food and music. We are promising a once-in-a-lifetime experience for all who enjoy rum, live music, art, festivals and most of all, Jamaica.
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-What To Expect-

THE HERITAGE HOUSE

FOOD, RUM AND CULTURAL EXHIBITIONS

SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS

RUM TASTINGS

-The Experience 2019-

Saturday, March 9

Mento Band
Dance Expression

Featured Performances By:

Sevana
Pluto Shervington
Dean Fraser and Friends
Wayne Marshall
Aidonia

Sunday, March 10

Mento Band
Synth Orchestra

Featured Performances By:

Ikaya
Jesse Royal
Agent Sasco
Sanchez

The Jamaica Rum Festival is a showcase of the best of Jamaica in the culturally beloved categories of rum, music and FOOD. Leading the charge is CB Foods, with its vast mouthwatering offerings. Look out for beloved CB Foods brands like Copperwood Pork, Bonafide Burgers and newcomer Happy Foods. And, no Jamaican festival is complete without the “Golden Wheels,” serving pure ‘badniss’ in its Bad Dawg Sausages. As synonymous to Jamaican culture as rum is PAN chicken, which will be showcased by past winners of the national competition. There’s also something for the non-meat lovers in Homegrown roast corn and fish options.   The CB Foods Village at the Jamaica Rum Festival will leave you wanting more of its delicious offerings.

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Original or Jerk Hotdogs
Price: $300.00
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2 Fried Chicken Tacos, Topped With A Chipotle Rum Sauce And A Zesty Corn Salsa
Price: $700.00
2 Ackee And Plantain Tacos, Topped With Pico De Gallo And Spicy Salsa
Price: $700.00
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Crispy Jerk Pork
Price: $1,000.00
Cha Sao (Chinese Roasted Pork)
Price: $1,000.00
Each Served With Two Steam Buns
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Jerk Pork
Price: $1,000.00
Charcoal Pork
Price: $1,000.00
Served With Two Sides: Roasted Sweet Potato, Baked Potato or Vegetable Salsa
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Red Peas with Pigs Tail (12oz)
Price: $300.00
Chicken Pumpkin (12oz)
Price: $250.00
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Cheese Beef Burger with Potato Chips
Price: $600.00
Flavours: Straight Beef or Spicy Scotch Bonnet
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Boiled Sweet Corn
Price: $150.00 Per Ear
Roasted Sweet Corn
Price: $150.00 Per Ear
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1/4 Pound Pan Chicken with Roasted Yam
Price: $600.00
1/4 Pound Pan Chicken With Festivals
Price: $600.00
Chicken Bites With French Fries
Price: $600.00
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Asian Pork Fries: Deep Fried Slow Roasted Pork Shoulder, Cabbage Ginger Slaw, Teriyaki Rum Glaze, Wasabi Mayo, Sriracha And Roasted Nori
Price: $1,000.00
2 Mini Elote Arepas: Chipotle Braised Oxtail, Cotija Cheese, Cilantro Cream, Rum Pipette
Price: $600.00
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Tipsy Fish N Chips: Beer Battered Fish Served With Seasoned Potato Wedges And A Dark Rum Mango Tartar Sauce
Price: $800.00
Flaming Pepper Shrimp: Middle Quarters Styled Shrimp, Flamed With White Overproof Rum
Price: $550.00
Curry Lobster Stamp N Go, Three 20z Pieces.
Price: $500.00
Rum Jerk BBQ Corn on the Cob
Price: $150.00
Crafts For Home

Bleu Kreations candles and more
Creole
Cyrendipity
Exquisite Wicker
Kabreco Designs
Laura Alexis Candles
Papflor
The Likkle Bamboo Hut

Yummy Creations

Deaf Can Coffee
E.C’S Koconutz ltd
Fruit Blossoms
Holistic Paradise
I’d Rather Fall in Chocolate
Kande’s Delights Ice Cream
Likkle Tea
One/One Cacao
Spiritz. Jamaica’s Best Rum Punch
Street Food Saturdays
TORTUGA RUM CAKE JA LTD
The Jamaica Biscuit Company

Handmade Goodies

Andydra` Concepts
BAUGHaus Design Studio
Bags by Bri
Chrissy’s Coils
Morgan’s Creek Ltd
PURPLEJADE
Sanaa’s Bliss
Thr3 Sistaz
c h a r l B. Art

David Morrison

Senior Blender, Appleton Estate Jamaica Rums

A Culinary Journey with Rum

Matching food with wine is a very old tradition especially in Europe. This is typically based on matching the flavours, weight, and texture of the food and wine to bring about a harmonious experience. With the world famous Appleton Estate range of Jamaica rums, Senior Blender, David Morrison, takes patrons on an epicurean journey through rum and food pairing. Partnering with CB Foods, Murray’s Fish and Jerk Hut, Chillin’ Serengeti and Macua, David will identify the ideal cocktails and rum blends to be enjoyed with a three course meal.

Ian Burrell

Global Rum Ambassador

“How Jamaican Rums Have Influenced the Cocktail World”

The only globally recognised Rum Ambassador Ian Burrell explains how Jamaican rums have influenced the global cocktail world. Those who attend this seminar will be treated to classic Jamaican cocktails made by the hands of the master himself, featuring Monymusk Plantation Rums, Hampden Estate Rums, Appleton Estate Jamaica Rums, Wray and Nephew White Overproof Rum and Charley’s JB Overproof Rum.

Monymusk Plantation Rums

A Taste of Monymusk

Patrons can look forward to all things Monymusk with a spirited discussion surrounding the Monymusk Plantation Rums brand. This will educate patrons about the rum process and what makes its expressions different. Do you have a discerning palate? Test your skills with a blind rum-tasting session!

Joy Spence

Master Blender, Appleton Estate Jamaica Rums:

“Inside the Bottle”

The revered Joy Spence, Master Blender for the range of Appleton Estate Jamaica Rums, presents “Inside the Bottle”. A journey through the rum making process, “Inside the Bottle” will impart knowledge on the varieties of sugarcane and molasses and how these influence the final flavour profile of a rum. Rum enthusiasts will also be educated on the differences between pot still and column still distillation methods and will taste the distinctions of unaged and aged rums. This tasting exercise will pull the seminar together and put participants’ newly gained knowledge to the test when create their very own rum blends.

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-Our 2019 Signature Cocktails-

Appleton Estate

X-Ale

1 Part Appleton Estate Signature Blend

2 Parts Ginger Ale

Wedge of Lime

Sprig of Mint

Hampden Estate

TNT

Trelawny N Ting

1 oz Rum Fire

6 oz Grapefruit Soda

1/2 oz Honey Syrup (optional)

Garnish with a lime wheel

MonymuskRums

Whispering Breeze

3 oz Monymusk Whispering Breeze

2 oz Pineapple Juice

1 splash Cranberry Juice

Wray Rum

Ginger Wray

1 Part Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum

2 oz Orange Juice

2 oz Pineapple Juice

1/4 oz Lime Juice

1/2 oz Simple Syrup 2 Slices Fresh Ginger

JB Overproof Rum

JB Bitters

1 Part JB

1 Part Campari

3 Parts Chaser of your choosing

-Our 2019 Partners-

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FAQs

WHEN AND WHERE DOES THE JAMAICA RUM FESTIVAL TAKE PLACE?

Saturday, March 9th and Sunday, March 10th, 2019 at Hope Gardens, Kingston, Jamaica.

WHAT DO TICKETS INCLUDE?

Each ticket permits one–day access to the festival from 11 AM to 9 PM. Patrons can enjoy and explore an array of activities while at the festival, including rum sampling, live demonstrations and live entertainment. Food, drink and other items will be available for sale.

HOW DO I PARTICIPATE IN A SEMINAR?

Seminars registration is free, sign up for the seminars of your choice when you arrive at the festival; limited spaces are available. Attendees must be at the seminar tent 10 mins prior to the start to confirm their spot.

ARE CHILDREN ALLOWED ENTRY?

Patrons must be 18 years or older to enter the Jamaica Rum Festival. ID required.

HOW DO I USE MY DRINK CHITS?

Redeem your drink chits upon entry to the festival. The chits include one full complimentary cocktail of your choice redeemable at the main bar in the middle of the festival. The chit package also include sample chits (3oz) redeemable at each sponsor booth; Appleton Estate, Wray and Nephew White Overproof Rum, Hampden Estate & Monymusk Plantation Rums. The last chit is a wild card for an additional sample from any Rum Sponsor including Sangsters Jamaica Rum Cream.
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