Wednesday May 2, 7pm (Lighthouse Bar)

Island Spirit Sailors Rum: Gosling Rum Cocktail Challenge 2018
To start off this year’s Rum & Tequila Festival, Twin Rivers Lighthouse Bar will host Goslings Rum Cocktail Challenge, where 20 bartenders will compete to win a Grand Prize VIP trip to Bermuda!

A family business for over 200 years, Goslings is today the only company that blends and bottles in Bermuda, and is the largest exporter of a Bermuda made product.

Hosted by Owner Malcolm Gosling Jr!

Thursday May 3, Industry Seminars & Opening Night Spirited Dinner

Swizzle Me Knowledge & Sugar Cane Love Industry Seminars 10am-1pm @ Club 100

Join us to further your knowledge and listen to industry professional’s touch upon rum, tequila, syrups, agave, culture, and more! Featuring many industry speakers

10am~ Rumble about it –Sponsored by The Real McCoy Rum Presented by Abbi Miller (Co-Owner The Real McCoy Rum)
Many people think of rum as either light or dark, but what does this tell us about the flavor, aroma, tradition, or history of what is in our glass? In this seminar, we’ll have a real conversation about rum—from understanding raw materials and production methods to learning how to ‘read’ the bottles on the liquor store shelf—so we can give rum the respect that this truly great spirit deserves.

11am “From Human Connection to Social Media Attention” Presented by Joe Pereira “Herbs & Rye”
Joe will talk about his F&B journey, his overall belief on how delivery hospitality to our guests; how that is used in daily operations at high volume Herbs & Rye, and finally how to use social media to build additional business & elevate your personal career.

12pm “Move Over, Margarita!” Reimagining Tequila in Cocktails-Sponsored by Espolon Tequila, Presented by Parker Luthman
Margarita Menu overload!! Come explore the amazing flavors of tequila and how to showcase them in other styles of cocktails

Don Julio Tequila Opening Night Spirited Dinner
Join us opening night for Don Julio’s Spirited dinner at Fred & Steve’s Steakhouse. Enjoy a carefully selected six-course menu that pairs with Don Julio’s Tequilas. Cocktails created by nationally acclaimed bartenders. Silas Blake from Armsby Abbey (Worcester MA), Joe Pereira from Worldly accomplied restaurant & Bar Herbs & Rye , Las Vegas Nevada, Mia Mastroianni from Bar Rescus/So Ho House of Hollywood, David Schiavone from Lighthouse Bar/Twin River Casino, Ryan Zins from Perro-Salado Restaurant Newport, RI, Rory Caviness from La Voile Restaurant Boston Ma Pairing off cocktails with our highly awarded culinary team. Exclusive tequila tasting to finish off the night! Tickets are $70++
Contact Donna Wing for ticket information, dwing@twinriver.com, (401)475-8438

Saturday, May 5: Grand Tasting 2pm-5pm

Host by Mia Mastroianni of Bar Rescue

The Ravers

Performing at 2 pm, 3 pm, and 4:15 pm
Innovative Reggae music that rocks your soul!

Sasha Fire Gypsy Performance

Performing at 2:45 pm, and 4 pm
Illuminating our center stage as she flirts with fire!

Ghost Tequila & Seafare Culinary Pairing

Starts at 2:30 pm
Beverage professionals pair spirits & food

Yo…Ho…Ho…And A Bottle of Rum Seminar

Starts at 3:30 pm
Come explore the various rum profiles from around the world. Learn to understand the difference taste and how to create your summer cocktail for your upcoming seasonal gatherings . . Presented by Anthony Guaetta & Frank Martucci

Mad River Rum and Asian Culinary Pairing

Starts at 4:30 pm
And a Rum… Tum…Tum! Learn and taste delicious food that pairs well with rum!

Thomas Tew Rum… Mai Tai Competition

Guest Challenge to create their best Mai Tai Recipe.
Grand Prize to the Winner!! 2 pm – 5 pm at Thomas Tew Rum Booth