The Whisky Show branches out into rum

12th July, 2018 by Amy Hopkins

As it prepares to celebrate its 10th year, The Whisky Exchange’s Whisky Show has revealed plans to introduce a new category to the annual event – rum.

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The Whisky Show 2018 will feature a dedicated rum zone for the first time

Set to take place from 29-30 September for consumers, and on 1 October for trade professionals, the show will offer more than 500 whiskies to sample.

For the first time, the 2018 event will also feature a rum zone dedicated to styles that are “leading the rum revolution”.

Guests will have the opportunity to attend “light-hearted” masterclasses that put rum up against whisky, as well as seminars led by Luca Gargano, of Velier, and Richard Seale, of Foursquare, who are working to create a new classification system for the rum category.

Sukhinder Singh, founder of the show and co-founder of The Whisky Exchange, said: “There are certain styles of rum that, like great whiskies, make this category exciting.

“Agricole rums made from sugar cane with big earthy flavours, aged pot still rums which are rich and complex, single estate blended rums with finesse and balance for every day drinking and, of course, single cask rums from around the world showing the depth and breadth of flavour.”

Rums already confirmed for the 2019 show include Foursquare, Velier, Transcontinental, Trois Rivières, Black Tot and Diplomatico.

Further details can be found online at whiskyshow.com.

Earlier this year, The Whisky Exchange revealed plans to open a second London store, which will offer more than 2,500 spirits, wines and beers.

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