Wednesday May 3rd 2017

New England Rum Blind Tasting Competition (Private Event)
Club 100: 11am – 2pm
Handpicked beverage professionals from across the globe will taste and select their favorite rums in a multitude of categories, as our esteemed guests travel on their own “spirit” journey throughout the Americas. Top awards to be presented on Center Stage at the Grand Tasting on Saturday May 6th

Don Julio’s Tequila Bar Wars Cocktail Competition…“May the 3rd be with Julio”!!
Lighthouse Bar – Twin River Casino
Join us for the tequila takeover competition at Lighthouse bar kicking off 7:00pm. The winner will receive an exclusive paid trip to the Legendary Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans. Cheer on these bartenders and taste some of the world’s best from Don Julio tequila selections!!

Competition will be teams of two bartenders per team…more details on overall event coming out this week! Here is the registration link competitors must fill out.

Thursday May 4th 2017

Swizzle Me Some Sugar Cane & Agave Love Seminars
Rhodehouse Live – Twin River Casino
11am-2pm
Three TOP NOTCH seminars from owners and ambassadors and Rum & Tequila Companies from around the world!! Including the owner & 3rd generation Master Distiller from Cruzan Rum Gary Nealtrop.

What does bats have to do with Tequila & Mezcal production?? Come learn and explore 1st hand on this up topic which is launching a film documentary!!

Challenge your palate…sensory seminar with Duane Sylvestre representing Mount Gay Rum.

Come to Rhodehouse Live for our Industry seminars happening from 11am- 2 pm. Contact fmartucci@twinriver.com to register!

The Diplomatico Rum Premier Dinner
Fred & Steve’s Steakhouse – Twin River Casino
6:30pm
Come enjoy a six-course meal paired with the finest Diplomatico rums for only $70. Our culinary team has put together amazing food courses to be paired with creative Diplomatico cocktails by top shelf bartenders …Hosted by Emmanuel Pena and featuring Cocktail from Harrrison Ginsberg of The Dead Rabbitt “Voted Best Cocktail Bar in the World as well as other brilliant bartenders from Boston, Connecticut, NYC and Rhode Island….

Friday May 5th 2017

New England Tequila & Mezcal Blind Tasting Competition (Private Event)
11am – 2pm
Beverage connoisseurs have been hand-selected to taste the amazing spirits of Mexico and select their favorite Tequila & Mezcal in a numerous categories.

Top awards to be presented on Center Stage at the Grand Tasting on Saturday May 6th

Shipyard Pub
Taco & Tequila Temptations!! Come celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Shipyard. Get a $5 margarita with a purchase of a taco or enjoy a tequila tasting flight. Prizes and give aways … Taco- bout a good night!

Freaky Tiki Friday – Cocktail Craze
Like rum? Like tropical paradises? Can’t afford going to the latter? Have no fear; join us for our “Freaky Tiki” Friday cocktail celebration.

Come sample some crazy creations from different mixologists using America’s 1stfavorite spirit, rum and south of the board amazing spirit tequila

Jamaican me Crazy Friday’s Trip Give-Away…Red Stripe Beer
In the words of Bob Marley song…”I Know a Place!!”…come enjoy a Red Stripe beer and register for a chance to win a trip to Jamaica!!

**Trip will be giving away at the New England Tequila & Rum Festival Grand Tasting Event on Saturday May 6th

Saturday May 6th 2017

New England Tequila & Rum Festival-Grand Tasting
Twin River Event Center
2pm – 6pm
Open to the Public (21+)
Tickets: $40

An amazing festival to start off the summer season…Join us for a tasting of tequilas, mezcals and spirits from Mexico, and remarkable rums from around the world. Plus live entertainment, rum & tequila seminars, creative food pairings and cooking demonstrations, National Tequila Competition and much much more….Hosted by Russell Davis of Bar Rescue.

Chairman’s Reserve Mai Tai Competition
Who wants to win a trip to St. Lucia?? Bartenders from New York City to Maine are able to compete in a Mai Tai competition using Chairman’s Reserve Rum. The winner will receive a trip to St. Lucia!! More details coming this week…

And much, much more!!! Thanks again for supporting this year’s New England Tequila & Rum Festival.
Again, please reach out to myself or Donna Wing for booth registration or other seminar, promotion events…