Last night in London kilts and headdresses collided as two very distinct worlds united. It’s hard to imagine there has ever been a more amusingly incongruous marriage than Scotland and Brazil. Certainly the marketing minds behind Ballantine’s Brasil have been having fun with the idea. The launch's accompanying cocktail creations include the Highland Samba and the Glen Coco.
Running from August 23-24th at the Mauritius’ Sugar Beach Hotel, local events company Enterprise Mauritius has recruited global rum ambassador and UK RumFest organiser Ian Burrell.
The Rum Fair, which takes place on the first day of the two-day event, is dedicated to industry professionals.
It will include presentations from industry experts such as Robert Burr, blind tasting competitions and master classes run by Ian Burrell, bartender competitions and an exhibition of local rums.
The Mauritius Rum Festival’s doors will be opened to locals and tourists on day two.
Taking place at Clos St Louis, Domaine Les Pailles, the local rum manufactures will showcase their products, while Burr and Burrell will again be guest speakers.