The afternoon I visited the Miami Rum Renaissance Festival, the atmosphere was electric, and the air was perfumed with the sweet aroma of the spirit that thousands of people flocked to celebrate — rum.
Pirates, tiki enthusiasts, and plain old rum lovers filled the main hall of the Miami Airport Convention Center in search of their favorite rum or cocktail. The only problem: How could they possibly choose from the 200 available rums for the sipping?
I took one for the team, tasting light coconut rums and dark, complex aged spirits until I came up with a list of the ten rums to look out for. Here they are.
8. Bayou Rum in a Bag
This Louisiana spirit is available in spiced and silver blends. It’s a great mixer, but what’s so genius is the new portable container that resembles a juice pouch. But it’s pure spirit. Boaters, this one’s for you. Soon to launch in South Florida.