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Over the decades, Guyanese rum has made waves worldwide. This is largely due to the award-winning range of El Dorado rums produced by our very own Demerara Distillers. The Guyana Rum Festival was created to celebrate rum and the culture of rum in Guyana.

The events will allow visitors to enjoy rich steel pan, story telling, cultural performances, amazing cuisine and enticing music. Visitors of the festival will be able to team up to win prizes by playing traditional Guyanese games such as Saul Out and Dog and Bone, along with the more contemporary games such as flip cup and beer pong to create a real carnival vibe.

This really is an event not to be missed, and we have ensured that the price makes it accessible to all.

Food

Food in Guyana is as diverse as it’s culture. This amazing mix has brought about an explosive combination of flavours that is unique across the region.

Beverage

We know Guyana has amazing rum, but you can also experience rum and sugar-based drinks from other countries.

Culture

Our culture is what defines us, ours is a diverse one filled with colour, music and festivities. Appreciating and embracing that diversity is what makes us One Guyana.

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The Cocktail Mix Off

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Crowning Guyana's best mixologist

GRF Cocktail Mix-Off 2022

Semi-Finals
When: Sunday, 4th September (3pm)
Where: Tribe Gastrolounge, Church Street, Georgetown

Final
When: Sunday, 11th September (5pm)
Where: Guyana Rum Festival, Everest Cricket Ground

The cocktail mix of celebrates the craft and creativity of Guyanese mixologists. Guyana’s top 12 mixologist from some of the best bars and restaurants, face off to see who would be crowned Mixologist of the Year. As well as the coveted trophy, this year’s winner will also win a trip to Kaieteur Falls, courtesy of 592Tours. The three judges will decide the winner based on a range of criteria but all the drinks must reflect aspects of Guyana and Guyanese culture.

The semi-finals will be held at Tribe Gastronomic Lounge on 4th September, where the 12 will be whittled down to just 4 competitors. The final 4 will then compete live at the Rum Festival on 11th September to see who will be champion.

Rum is in our blood!

Sugar production and the subsequent rum products are an integral part of Guyana's heritage; the Rum Festival is a celebration of that heritage.

GRF Exclusive Event

Exclusive Fine Dining Experience & Rum Tasting

A Night at the Estate House

When: Fri 9th September, 7pm
Where: Herdmanston Lodge, Queenstown

This exclusive event is a first for Guyana and it is not one you will want to miss. We have partnered with Demerara Distillers to bring you an entertaining night of food, music. The event is being held at Herdmanston Lodge, a fitting venue as the Queenstown area was once a vast sugar cane field.

Lennox Caleb
Lennox Caleb – Master Distiller, DDL

Your ticket includes a welcome cocktail, dinner and a rum tasting. The menu for the evening was created by Pat Hinds (Founder of Pat & Pinky’s – a UK-based producer of authentic Guyanese sauces). There will be live performances by Pan Jazz and an exclusive reading of a passage from Michael Jordan’s “Kamarang” by Atika Stephens.

To close out the evening, there will be a guided rum tasting experience led by DDL’s Master Distiller, Lennox Caleb. This really is an event like no other – a perfect night for rum-enthusiasts and food enthusiasts alike.

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Want to become a Sponsor?

It is not too late to sign up as a sponsor or exhibitor and join in the celebration. You have until 3rd September to register your interest.