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Thursday April 30th 2015

Spirit Industry Seminars
Club 100 (45 minute seminars)

11am – Terroir Driven Spirits: Agave & Sugarcane
Sponsored by Clement Rum & Tequila Ocho
Presented by Benjamin Jones & Will Thompson

12pm – “Sours”: a staple in the cocktail cabinet
Sponsored by: Blue Chair Rum, Perfect Puree & The Liquid Chef – Junior Merino
Presented by: The Liquid Chef – Junior Merino & The Cocktail Guru – Jonathan Pogash

1pm – D & A of Tiki
Sponsored by: Bols USA & Denizen Rum
Presented by: Jennifer Ferreira and Marshall Altier

2pm – Tequila Interchange Project Seminar
Presented by Miguel Huerta and special Guest

Please reserve you seat(s) today for these amazing seminars by contacting Frank Martucci.

tequila-and-tacosTequila & Tacos
Sponsored by: Lunazul Tequila
Shipyard Pub – Twin River Casino
12pm – 10pm
Open to the Public (21+)
Our Shipyard Pub is excited to bring you two of Mexico’s best gifts to the world; tequila and tacos, throughout the day! Enjoy our fun, laid back atmosphere and dive into a plate of tasty tacos and tempting tequila.

spirited-dinnerSpirited Dinner by Bacardi
Fred & Steve’s Steakhouse – Twin River Casino
Tickets: $65 (plus tax and gratuity, 21+)
Please join us for our opening night dinner hosted by one of the world’s most respected rum experts: Senor Willie Ramos of Bacardi. Willie and our culinary team will be creating a four course tasting experience with Bacardi’s lineup of award-winning rums and hand-crafted cocktails by some of the country’s best mixologists. Don’t miss the chance to taste the highly sought after Facundo Rum Collection, and dive into the perfect blend of food and rum. Purchase your tickets online today. For tickets, please contact Donna Wing, Director of Sales by email or call 401-475-8438.

Sponsored by: CASAMIGOS Tequila
Fred & Steve’s Blackstone Cigar Bar – Twin River Casino
9pm – 12am
Open to the Public (21+)
Tobacco & tequila: Watch as our cigar aficionados team up with our master bartenders to create an experience of sweet and smoke. Let us show you how to enjoy the best of both worlds, come discover the magic of pairing beautifully crafted tequila and masterfully rolled cigars.

cocktail-fightsNortheast Espolón Tequila Cocktail Fights
Sponsored by: Espolón Tequila
Lighthouse Bar – Twin River Casino
9pm – 11:30pm
Open to the Public (21+)
In traditional Mexican fashion, Twin River brings you a fight for the ages. Come watch as 15 of the top bartenders in the Northeast face off cockfight style in creative cocktail competition to earn the 1st ever Northeast Espolón Tequila Cocktail Fight Shaker. We are excited to announce that this event will be benefitting the United States Bartenders’ Guild Charity Foundation.

Friday May 1st 2015

New England Tequila & Rum Festival Blind Tasting Competition & Educational Forum
Culinary Arts Museum – Johnson & Wales University
11:00am – 2:00pm
Private Event (21+)
Handpicked beverage professionals from across the globe will taste and select their favorite rums and Mexican spirits in a multitude of categories, as our esteemed guests travel on their own “spirit” journey throughout the Americas. All conducted in the beautiful Johnson & Wales University Culinary Arts Museum in their Harborside Campus.

freaky-tiki-fridayFreaky Tiki Friday – Cocktail Craze
Sponsored by: Don Q Rum
Lighthouse Bar – Twin River Casino
9pm – 12am
Open to the Public (21+)
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 1st favorite spirit, rum.

hemingway-and-marleyHemingway & Marley
Sponsored by: Appleton Rum with National Brand Ambassador – Willie Shine
Fred & Steve’s Blackstone Cigar Bar – Twin River Casino
9pm – 12am
Open to the Public (21+)
Beautiful, artisanal rum, hand rolled cigars and Willie Shine to pair it all together! Please join us for an evening of class and no grass as our Jamaican rums become accented by the handpicked selection of cigars we have in store just for you.

Saturday May 2nd 2015

New England Tequila & Rum Festival
Twin River Event Center
2pm – 6pm
Open to the Public (21+)
Tickets: $35
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 Rum Competition and much much more.

Industry Hour
1pm – 2pm
Trade only (21+)
Industry professionals! Please join us for our industry only sampling and appreciation hour. Get a jump on the crowds and be the first to taste your favorite products and discuss with your peers.

Mariachi Band
Performing @ 2pm & 2:45pm
Come groove and shake with our mariachi band as they electrify the entrance of our Event Center before the show. Miss them? Don’t worry; later on they’ll be strolling through our Event Center bringing their classic Mexican music right to you. See them now on Facebook.

Dell Smart & Exit/In
Performing @ 2pm, 3:45pm & 5:30pm
Dell Smart & Exit/In is an original Caribbean & Reggae band that you will hear through out the course of the festival! If you like music that makes you feel good, then this is it. See them now on their website.

Fire Gypsy
Performing @ 2:30pm & 5pm
Don’t try this at home kids! Watch the NYC Fire Gypsy illuminate our center stage as she flirts with fire. Trust us; you won’t want to miss this.

Tequila & Food Pairing Hacienda
It’s not a house party without the Tequila. Join us as noted beverage professionals in the industry are paired with culinary chefs to discuss pairing of tequila and food to make your next dinner party an over the top Mexican fiesta.

Rum & Food Pairing Villa
5 O’clock what? Does it really matter what time it is?? Rum is to be enjoyed at any part of the day! Beverage industry and culinary chefs will be pairing rum & food for all hours of the day. Come learn to create an Island of Paradise Food and Cocktail party for the upcoming summer season.

National Ti’ Punch Cup Cocktail Competition
Sponsored by Clement Rhum
Event Center Main Stage
12 of the best bartenders in New England create their best riff on the classic Ti’ Punch cocktail, inspired by the culture of the French Caribbean. The winner will earn a spot to represent the United States in the World Finals of the famous Ti’ Punch Cup competition in beautiful Martinique. Get a preview on their website.

New England Tequila & Rum Festival Spirit Awards Ceremony
Event Center Main Stage
The time has come!! The announcement from our chosen panel of spirit experts on their selection of superior tequila, mezcals and rums of the world for the 2015 New England Tequila & Rum Festival.