Festival will launch new Panamanian rums

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Top rum brands will be represented at the country’s first Rum Festival Thursday, August 7 and Friday, August 8 at the Sheraton Hotel from 4 – 10 p.m.

Premium rums are like velvet.

Premium rums are like velvet.

The event is intended to reinforce the appreciation and culture of rum by offering samples and educational talks in a fun, relaxed setting. Connoisseurs and neophytes alike will not want to miss the two, rum product launches that will take place. Both new rums are national and attendees will be the first to try them.

The event features conferences with master distillers, tastings of rums from across the region, food and dessert pairings, recipes with rum and more. Vendors will offer promotions on bottle purchases. A” rum bar” will be available and an after-party will take place Friday night at the event’s conclusion.

Tickets are $10 and are available through Ticketplus.

Rum is the alcohol distilled from sugarcane juice or molasses. The distillate is usually aged in oak barrels and produced in various grades. Light variations are commonly used for mixed drinks while the golden or dark rums are typically consumed straight, used in cooking or consumed with a mixer. Premium rums are also produced and consumed straight or iced. Most rum production is centered in the Caribbean and Latin America.

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