Leeds Rum Festival returns for it’s eighth year at the Royal Armouries this month

With over a whopping 100 different rums to sample from all over the world.

Rum Sampling, spirit masterclasses, bottle shop, street food, live music – and that’s just the beginning for Leeds Rum Festival 2023.

Yes, you read that correctly – Leeds Rum Festival is back and it’s set to be even bigger and better than ever before.

For the eighth year running, an eclectic mix of rum brands from near and far will once again take over Leeds’ this month.

Taking over Leeds’ historic Royal Armouries on Saturday 23 September 2023, rum-lovers can gather to celebrate their favourite tipple in style.

A man pouring rum at Leeds Rum Festival.
Image: Supplied (Chapter 81)

Following on from the huge success of the sold-out 2022 edition, this year’s festival will be accompanied by music, entertainment and food for the ultimate experience.

This year will feature the return of the Monin Daiquiri Bar, giving guests a chance
to test their home bartender skills and those that whip up the fastest daiquiri will win prizes.

Leeds legends Latitude Wine & Liquor Merchants will be operating the festival bottle shop so guests can purchase their favourites from the festival to enjoy at home.

Tickets will provide entry to the festival, where there will be over a whopping 100 different rums to sample from all over the world. From unrepresented places such as Mexico and Papua New Guinea to closer-to-home brands like Yorkshire-founded
Libations Rum.

A big sign with a pineapple on it at the Leeds Rum Festival.
Image: Suppled (Chapter 81)

Lee Jones, Head at Studio Events says: “Leeds Rum Festival has been our longest running event. Now in 2023, we have the opportunity to make it even bigger at the Royal Armouries. There is so much passion in Yorkshire for the category, and it’s a joy to bring all those enthusiasts together in one place.

“The amazing thing about Rum is that there are always new expressions to try that keeps it fresh for newcomers and returning enthusiasts alike.”

Tickets to Leeds Rum Festival are £35 each and tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite.

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