Rum Night with Ian Burrell Global Rum Ambassador – MAC 26th May

Rum Night with Ian Burrell, Global Rum Ambassador, this Saturday 26 May. It starts at 8pm, in the theatre at Midlands Arts Centre (MAC) and tickets cost £17 and £15. It’s for ages 18+ and booking is here:

Ian Burrell is one of the most travelled and acclaimed figures within the rum industry, conducting masterclasses, seminars, and judging competitions on all seven continents.

Now the Rum & Cocktail specialist on Channel 4’s entertainment show Sunday Brunch, he is also the creator of the world’s first international rum festival – UK RumFest, inspiring the birth of rum festivals around the world. Through his entertaining repartee and knowledge guests at MAC will learn all they need to know about this tropical, sugar-caned tipple, while sampling a selection of world class varieties.

Guests will get 5 free rum tastings as part of the evening, as well as being entertained by Ian’s witty chat and learning loads of new things about rum.

We’re also going to be selling special rum cocktails in our pop-up rum shack – here’s the menu:


Dark ‘n’ stormy £5

Appleton estate rum, hot ginger beer, fresh lime juice


Rum punch £5

Dark rum, orange juice, pineapple juice, grenadine, fresh orange


Malibu sunset £5.50

Malibu, pineapple juice, grenadine, maraschino cherries and fresh pineapple


Rum Coco Float £6.50

Mount gay rum with coca-cola, topped with a scoop of coconut ice cream, coconut shavings and fresh mint