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April 7, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT

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When Captain Jack Sparrow keeps asking, "Where has all the rum gone?" the answer is to Chicago!

Whether it's tasting premium and super-premium rums or conversing with like-minded spirit lovers, the Chicago Rum Festival has everything to satisfy your curiosity for all things rum! Event experiences include an educational and tasting session and an opportunity to mingle with industry colleagues.

Date and Time

April 30, 2022. The event runs from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Check out the detailed schedule below:

02:00 PM - 03:30 PM The Spirits Industry Session

Recommended for those who intend to network with brand representatives.

02:00 PM - 07:00 PM VIP "Grand Tasting" Session

An in-depth education and tasting session for real rum enthusiasts.

03:00 PM - 03:45 PM Yet to be Discovered Rums

Offers attendees a chance to taste new rums pre-release in markets!

04:00 PM - 07:00 PM General Admission "Grand Tasting" Session

A briefer version of the VIP "Grand Tasting" Session.

04:00 PM - 04:45 PM Rums of Mexico

An in-depth focus on the Rones de Mexico Distillery, home to the most awarded rums in the country.

05:00 PM - 05:45 PM Cane Juice is the Future of Rum

Conversation by a panel of experts about the sustainable production of rum.

06:00 PM - 06:45 PM Basic Introduction to Rum

A brief yet insightful presentation by The NEAT Glass about how to properly drink "premium" rum.

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Logan Square Auditorium - 2539 N. Kedzie Blvd., Chicago, Illinois 60647


Tickets to the Chicago Rum Festival 2022 are available here.

About the Chicago Rum Festival

The 6th Chicago Rum Festival by welcomes both the expert and the novice. If you've never been to a spirits festival but would like to dip your feet into the unknown, this is the perfect opportunity! The General Admission "Grand Tasting" Session gives you access to a 3-hour program where you get to taste .25oz pours of neat rum, listen to educational brand seminars, and much more!

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If you already have a comprehensive knowledge of rum and are out to expand your connections, the Spirits Industry Session is a suitable occasion to mingle with prospective brand associates. Meanwhile, purchasing a ticket to the Yet to be Discovered Rums session gives you access to a lineup of rums yet to be released in public!

No matter which session you choose to attend, gifts all event attendees a 2oz souvenir snifter cup to take home.

COVID Information

The Chicago Rum Festival's COVID-19 guidelines will abide by city and local mandates. Although large-scale events are now allowed to operate at full capacity, the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) still advises travelers to wear a mask indoors, especially in areas with a high risk for COVID-19. Visit the CDPH's website for an updated map of the U.S.

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Complete Your Chicago Rum Festival Tickets

The Chicago Rum Festival is a one-day event.

If you plan to stay in the area longer, consider bar hopping or visiting other nearby attractions!

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More than 50+ rum expressions will be poured. Choose from a variety of rum-focused sessions based on the experience you're looking for!


April 7, 2022
2:00 pm - 7:00 pm CDT
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Logan Square Auditorium
2539 N Kedzie Blvd
Chicago, IL 60647 United States
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