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New record set for world’s largest rum tasting

Over 350 rum fans have collectively broken the Guinness World Record for the largest rum tasting as part of the eighth annual RumFest held in London yesterday.

Some 353 rum fans collectively helped set a new record for the World’s Largest Rum Tasting

Global rum ambassador and RumFest founder Ian Burrell led a tasting of six rums at London’s ILEC, with figures from each distillery in attendance to present their product.

“Rum is about history and that’s [what] we all achieved today,.” Burrell said. “It was a true honour to be joined by such esteemed representatives of the category and to enjoy such a special evening with so many rum lovers.”

Joining Burrell in leading the tasting were Xavier Herrera from Diplomatico; John Eason from DonQ; Asbel Morales Lorenzo from Havana Club; George Freegard from Pusser’s; John Georges from Angostura; and Joy Spence from Appleton Estate.

The 2014 RumFest takes place on 11-12 October at ILEC, while Boutique RumFest will take place on Friday 10 October.

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