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Wednesday, July 20 • 10:00am - 11:30am
When Is A Rum Not a Rum? The Big Rum Debate

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The Rum category is most diverse spirits category in the world, and with EVERY rum producing country claiming that their rum is authentic what the hell is a REAL RUM? Global rum category ambassador Ian Burrell invites you to join into what will be a heated debate on rum rules, new definitions, rum shenanigans and the future of rum. If you're a RUM lover this debate is not to be missed.

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Ian Burrell

Host, The Rum Experience Co ltd
One of the most travelled figures within the drinks industry, the award winning “EduTainer”, has redefined the definition of an international spirits ambassador. An ex professional basketball player in the UK and international recording artist, he has now established himself as... Read More →

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Alexandre Gabriel

President and Owner, Maison Ferrand
Alexandre Gabriel was born and raised in France, on a farm in southern Burgundy near the medieval town of Cluny, where his grandfather taught him how to make wine and distill spirits. Twenty-five years ago Alexandre Gabriel came upon an ancient Cognac house and built it into what... Read More →
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Ben Jones

Director North America, House of Agricole
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Richard Seale

Master Distiller, Foursquare Rum Distillery
Richard Seale was born to make rum. He is the great grandson of the original R.L. Seale, Reginald Leon Seale who founded the company in 1926, making him the fourth generation to work in the family rum business. Richard serves as Master Distiller and ambassador for all the Rums... Read More →
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Roberto Serralles

VP & Commercial Director, Destileria Serralles
Destileria Serralles is the birthplace of Puerto Rican Rum. Our house style emphasizes multiple-column, clean distillation, barrel aging, masterful blending and honesty.

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Rhum Clément

Since 1887, the development of the prestigious Rhum Clement is in the purest tradition and inherited according to the rules of Homer and Charles Clement.

Wednesday July 20, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am CDT
Queen Anne Ballroom at the Hotel Monteleone