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Premium Rum Tasting and Masterclass

Premium Rum Tasting and Masterclass. Hello everyone, I hope you are well. In today’s post, I will be sharing a press release of the premium rum tasting and Masterclass hosted by H&H, The Madeira Rum Specialist. This event is an amazing opportunity for all rum lovers to learn more about premium rum’s history, production, and tasting techniques. It’s the perfect chance to explore the world of rum and discover the unique flavours and aromas that make it such a beloved and popular spirit. Whether you’re a seasoned rum connoisseur or just starting to explore the world of premium spirits, this event will be a fascinating and educational experience. So, mark your calendars and make sure to attend this incredible event!

Premium Rum Tasting and Masterclass

H&H The Madeira Rum Specialist is hosting a tasting Masterclass featuring premium rum from Madeira on Sunday, 9th July, from 3 pm.

The event will take place at Project Halcyon Distillery – a cocktail bar of illicit charm and luxury located in the heart of Manchester. This Masterclass is for anybody looking to learn more about Premium Madeira Rum while sampling it for themselves.

The event is perfectly timed for rum fans, taking place the day after the Manchester Rum Festival (Saturday 8th July, 12-7 pm), at which H&H The Madeira Rum Specialist will also have a stand. At Manchester Rum Festival, H&H will only showcase their mid-range portfolio of rums, whereas the Masterclass on the 9th of July is devoted to their Premium range.

Harold and Hansa

Harold and Hansa, founders of H&H The Madeira Rum Specialist, are true experts in their field, both having rum as an integral part of their respective cultures and upbringings. During the MMasterclass they will take you on a journey to the island of Madeira, which is famed for producing exceptional and award-winning Agricole rums (made purely from sugar cane juice and not from molasses, which is a by-product of sugar refining). They will delve deep into the production of rum on Madeira, including the variety of sugarcane found on the island, how different methods of distillation and ageing result in unique flavour profiles and the importance of GI (geographical indication) protection for Madeira rums.

Rum Tasting

You will taste the island’s Premium array of rums in a relaxed and engaging environment, with several samples retailing over £100 a bottle. All the rums at this event are from Madeira’s Engenhos Do Norte distillery, which is renowned for its high-quality methods of production, and is the only distillery in Europe still employing the traditional method of steam as the driving force of its key machinery.

The distillery has also recently launched a new 970-branded rum, matured in Brandy casks, and H&H The Madeira Rum Specialist is the first to bring this rum to Manchester.

To complement the rum, there will also be a selection of charcuterie provided by Saveurs & Traditions, who import locally-produced delicacies from French artisans. Expect quality farmhouse saucissons, which pair perfectly with the rums being tasted.

The Masterclass

The MMasterclassincludes:

  • Tasting five premium and handpicked Madeira rums (c. 30ml per serving)
  • Rums at this event will not be on show at Manchester Rum Festival
  • Tasting of newly launched Brandy cask rum produced by Engenhos Do Norte
  • Discussions about how Madeira became a leading rum-producing island
  • Opportunity for interactive Q&A with rum experts Harold and Hansa from H&H The Madeira Rum Specialist
  • A selection of locally-produced farmhouse charcuterie / vegetarian bites
  • Opportunity to meet and relax with other rum lovers
  • Opportunity to purchase bottles after the event at special rates

Date: Sunday 9th July 2023

Price: £40 (General Admission) / £35 Early-Bird

Event time: 15.00 – 16.15

Book here:

*I will be interviewing both Founders soon. So, if you have any questions you’d like to know about Harold and Hansa, The brand or general questions about RUM, please place them in the comment section.

I hope you enjoyed that.

Talk soon.


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  • Monidipa Dutta

    The premium rum tasting and masterclass you described in the link sounds like an incredible experience. I appreciate the detailed information on the different types of rum, the tasting notes, and the expert guidance provided. It has sparked my interest in learning more about rum and indulging in a tasting session.

  • Nyxie

    I love Rum but haven’t been to a tasting in years. The last time I was at one I was in my early twenties! I loved it – our ‘barkeep’ had so much knowledge.

  • Bryan Carey

    Tastings like this are often fun, and informative. It helps when you have a leader who really knows the subtle differences from one rum to the next. And as a consumer, you can quickly find what flavors you like and don’t like, for better buying decisions.

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