First ever Rum Festival comes to Portsmouth Cathedral

Portsmouth, 12th April 2019:

One of Portsmouth’s oldest buildings and one of its newest small businesses are teaming up for a Rum Festival in Portsmouth Cathedral on the evening of May 11th.

Celebrating the best of local, national and international Rum, and featuring live music, a Rum Shack and food to buy on site. This promises to be an amazing event in unique surroundings.

Running from 6.30pm-10.30pm and with tickets costing just £25 for which there will be an opportunity to taste at least 10 different styles of Rum - and to buy bottles of the ones that you like.

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In addition, there will be Portsmouth’s legendary “Rum Shack”, fresh food and live music including steel band.

Commenting on this venture, the new Dean of Portsmouth, Anthony Cane said: “I am delighted and looking forward to this great event in a great space. Cathedrals are about celebration and hospitality, and I hope that this will be the first of many events which can open our doors wider to the people of this city and further afield.”

Vince Noyce, of the Portsmouth Distillery and makers of the acclaimed Portsmouth Fort Gin and 1968 Rum and Coriander Spiced Rum, said: “We are so pleased with this collaboration with the Cathedral and are looking forward to a great party together. Portsmouth is at its best when it works together.”

Tickets are on sale now on Eventbrite.

For more details, please contact Portsmouth Cathedral on 023 9282 3300 and Vince Noyce, Portsmouth Distillery, on 07464609768

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