A Three-Day Rum Festival with Ron Montero Launches on the Tropical Coast of Granada, Spain
Following along from forming an intrinsic and valuable part of the first Rum Experience University held last September 2013, local rum producers, Ron Montero are set to launch a 3 day festival dedicated to all things rum (or ron, depending upon the language you speak). The festival aims to be an annual event commemorating what was once the end of the harvest season, and celebrating the history, culture, gastronomy and local rum cocktail traditions. It takes place in Motril (Granada, Spain) during the 6, 7 and 8th of June.
TheFloatingRumShack.com have visited the beautiful area of Motril twice before, loving each occasion. It’s well worth a trip there and the forthcoming festival makes it some much more worthwhile. Check out the details below and please take a moment to find out a little more by checking out their website. For the educated rummy, don’t forget that Motril has a tradition of sugar cane and rum that pre-dates the Caribbean. It’s got to be a must-visit location for the history alone, but throw in the surrounding countryside, food and tropical coast then we think it’s the all-round package.
Details: The inaugural Ron Montero Festival launches this summer taking over the picturesque city of Motril, Spain. Spearheaded by the area’s biggest rum providers, Ron Montero, the boldest festival of its kind will capture all elements of rum culture and region's vast history. The three-day programme includes art, music and literature brought to life via live performances, food and drink that will tantalise revellers' senses with an interactive tour of bars, restaurants and clubs. Finally the long and vibrant history of the region will be relived with educational tours of the city and Spanish countryside. Ron Montero Festival takes place over the 6th, 7th and 8th June. For more information and the full programme of events please head to the Ron Montero website.
Launched by Ron Montero, Europe's last remaining rum distillery and taking place in the Andalusian city of Motril, Ron Montero Festival is the ultimate experience for rum lovers.
Ron Montero has carefully curated a series of interactive Food and Cocktail Trails for festival-goers to explore the local cuisine. Using the official app, rum lovers will be able to win points on a virtual passport as they embark on Tapas, Night or Sweet routes through the city and stop off at local foodie hotspots as well as amateur mixology workshops. The more points amassed the more chance of winning prizes.
Celebrating every aspect of the spirit, the Ron Montero festival will provide revellers with performances by The Monderos who tell tales of the rum harvests, live music around the city, an exhibition of giant 50th anniversary Ron Montero bottles, painting contests and cinema screenings as well as rum-inspired poetry and literature.
The sub-tropical climate has for centuries provided the perfect conditions for growing sugar cane and the festival will offer guests a voyage of discovery as Motril opens the doors to its rich rum lineage. Aficionados will see the rum-making process first hand and even taste the sugarcane as they are taken on guided tours that roam through the Pre-Industrial Sugar Cane Museum, La Zafra sugarcane farm, Motril History Museum, the Interpretation Centre of Sugar Cane and of course the famous Ron Montero Distillery.
The Ron Montero Festival was launched by Ron Montero, a legendary authority on premium rum whom last year celebrated their 50th anniversary and entered the UK market through Amathus Drinks. The distillery was founded in 1963 by Francisco Montero and as the only European rum distillery open to the public, Ron Montero is dedicated to educating and celebrating the rich rum heritage of the Tropical Coast of Granada and supporting tourism in the region.
Tickets start at €10 and are available at www.ticketea.com/festivalronmonterodemotril
The menus from the Food and Cocktail Trail are €25 and the Tapas are €9. A variety of accommodation is available throughout the city for various budgets. A standard room at the Hotel Salobreña for example is €48 per night.
Rum Databank: Ron Montero Festival
Country of origin: Spain