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I Hart Rum 2023

Sip cocktails, sample spirits and feast on Jamaican fare at this one-day rum festival.
By Libby Curran
March 15, 2023
By Libby Curran
March 15, 2023

You might not currently be lounging on a beach in the Caribbean sipping pina coladas, but that doesn't mean you can't capture some of that big holiday energy right here at home. Rum aficionados will find themselves in cocktail heaven this month, when Whitehart hosts the next instalment of its much-loved I Hart Rum festival.

Across two sessions (12pm & 4pm) on Sunday, March 19, the CBD container bar will be transporting punters to the tropics with a big day of rum and entertainment. More than 25 distilleries will be showing off their creations for you to sample, with the full lineup totalling 80-plus different varieties of rum, sourced from near and far.

Four people cheersing with colourful cocktails

There'll be a swag of Caribbean-style cocktails being shaken and stirred, and tasting experiences galore to sip your way through. You'll also be able to wet your whistle at Fever Tree's dedicated highball station, load up on knowledge and skills at one of the free masterclasses, and sit in on an Australian rum distillers panel, all while listening to the afternoon's guest DJs.

Fittingly, The Real Jerk food truck will be there slinging its signature Jamaican eats. And if you sip something you love, a pop-up bottle shop will be stocked with an array of rare and unique rums to take home.

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