Mai-Kai Hosts Premium Rum Tasting

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Laine Doss
Tikis and rum at Mai-Kai.
Is there any better way to take an instant vacation than with a rum drink?

The spirit of choice for both pirates and poets, rum can instantly evoke visions of lush tropical islands and palm trees swaying in the breeze.

One of the most versatile spirits in the world, rum runs the gamut of taste, potency, and mixability. 

See also: Atomic Grog's Mai-Kai Mixer Celebrates Tiki Drinks, Vintage Rum.

From clear and bright rums that are mixable to amber-hued varieties that rival the best whiskeys for complex notes and sippability (best enjoyed on a wicker chair facing the ocean as the sun sets over your yacht) -- there's a rum for every occasion and every palate.
If you're a seasoned rum enthusiast or just an amateur "rummy," there are no better people to drink rum with than the Burrs. The father-and-son team (both named Robert -- which makes remembering their names after drinking a few cocktails that much easier) are the brains behind the annual Rum Renaissance Festival in Miami Beach and have written a rum-tasting guide.

They're hosting a premium rum-tasting event on September 27 at Mai-Kai. From 7 to 9 p.m., you'll be walked through a selection of tropical drinks and top-shelf rums, which will allow you to experience the versatility of the spirit of the islands.

For $20 in advance, $25 at the door, you'll sample two premium rums, Fortuna 8 from Nicaragua and Dos Maderas PC 5+5, a well-traveled rum that begins life in the Caribbean, then moves to Spain to be finished in sherry casks. In addition, you'll enjoy some of Mai-Kai's famous Tiki drinks at the vintage Molokai bar.

The rum tasting is limited to 40 guests. Purchase tickets here.


Location Info

Mai-Kai

3599 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL

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