Puerto Plata to Host First-Ever Dominican Rum Festival

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - November 20, 2017

By the Caribbean Journal staff

The Dominican Republic has long been one of the centers of Caribbean rummaking, and now it will soon have a festival worthy of that heritage.

The “Dominican Rum Festival” is coming to Puerto Plata, which will play host to a festival aimed at exclusively promoting the products of Dominican rum houses.

The inaugural 2018 edition will be held from July 5-7.

The event will take place in the Urban Park of Puntilla del Malecon in Puerto Plata, according to Roberto Casoni and Jakaira Cid, president and executive director of the Tourism Cluster of Puerto Plata, respectively.

The aim is to help demonstrate the “cultural identity of each of the participating brands,” according to Casoni.

The aim is to hold the Dominican Rum Festival annually.

“The Dominican Rum Festival will be an exhibition of rums framed in a magical environment where our producers will exhibit the best products of the national industry to lovers and professionals of rum from around the world,” Casoni said.

Attendees will be able to enjoy different activities like concerts, seminars, talks, workshops, tours, tastings, cocktails and tasting contests.

“We will also have international guests from different parts of the world, interested in the presentation of new products for commercialization,” Casoni said.

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