At this year's Rumfest you traditionally found bars and stands of exhibitors, distributors and producers of real cane rums from all over the world. Over 500 rums and rum cocktails were also available for tasting. Seminars took place on the main meadow in a tent, to which admission was free or as part of the basic ticket. Guided tastings - masterclasses took place in the adjacent gallery. Entry here was only with a purchased ticket for an individual masterclass.


Barlife magazine, in cooperation with Vít Šafar from Hedonism Spirit, prepared exclusive guided tastings - masterclasses for this year's 11th edition of Rumfest. Tastings will take place in the Cognac Gallery club, which is located right on the premises of Žluty Lázně.

The number of participants in each tasting waslimited (max. 22 people) and entry was only possible with a purchased valid ticket, which must be presented upon entry.

14:00 - 15:00

Rums are surrounded by a whole series of myths, half-truths and often deliberate mystifications. One of the most common myths is that the older the rum is, the better it is, the darker the color and of course the higher the price. Of course, this is not always the case. Want to know what you're really paying for? Then this masterclass is just for you.


Ron Zafra 30 Yo, 40%
Ron Centenario 30 Edición Limitada, 40%
Zaya Gran Reserva, 40%
English Harbor Port Cask, 46%
Secret Sample 1
Secret Sample 2

Price: CZK 1,590

With the purchased masterclass, each individual participant receives a one-year subscription to the Barlife magazine worth CZK 900 as a gift.
The price of the masterclass also includes a basic ticket worth CZK 400.

16:00 - 17:00

In the Indian Ocean lies an island where the production of rum from molasses and fresh cane juice is mixed, which is why Mauritius is an ideal destination for the transition between molasses and agricultural rums. Among the samples will be top official and independent bottlings, including a total of three unique single cask editions.


Saint Aubin Single Cask 2010 Vintage, 51.2%
Liquid Treasures Mauritius Labourdonnais Single Cask 10, Yo, 51.9%
Dram Mor Grays Mauritius Single Cask 2010, 11 Yo 51%
Chamarel XO Sauternes Cask Finish 45%
Mauritius Heritage Pure Cane Rum, 45%

Price: CZK 1,790

With the purchased masterclass, each individual participant receives a one-year subscription to the Barlife magazine worth CZK 900 as a gift.
The price of the masterclass also includes a basic ticket worth CZK 400.

18:00 - 19:00


There are rums that you cannot normally buy. Rums, for special occasions, expensive and very expensive bottles. At this masterclass, you will have the opportunity to taste several such specialities, limited editions, and all this at an attractive price.


Dictador 2 Masters Royal Tokaji 1982, 44%
Don Q Reserva De La Familie 20y 0.75l 40%

Price: CZK 3,490

A bonus sample awaits the first 10 fastest orders, Appleton Estate 30 Y.O. 45% with a price of approx. 12,000 CZK per bottle!



Malteco Selleción 1980 is a limited edition for real rum connoisseurs and fans. Malteco rum is produced in the spirit and style of the Guatemalan Maestros Roneros. The basis is fresh sugar cane juice and a carefully bred strain of yeast. Slow column distillation gives rum its lightness. However, the main thing that makes this sweet and full-bodied rum special is the slow maturation at an altitude of 2,300 m.

Average price with VAT 5,312 CZK


Dictador 2 Masters Royal Tokaji 1982, 44%

Dictador 2 Masters Royal Tokaji offers a unique combination of two seemingly completely different worlds – rum and wine. After distillation in 1982, this rum first matured in dark Colombian cellars, after more than 38 years the barrel saw the light of day and was transported to Hungary where it was stored in a barrel from the Royal Tokaji winery. It is a limited edition, only 500 bottles were rolled, each label is hand-numbered.
Average price with VAT 18,150 CZK



Dictador 2 Masters Leclerc Briant (3rd release) offers a unique combination of the worlds of rum and champagne. Distilled in 1977, this rum matured in Colombian cellars and after more than 40 years was transferred to the Champagne region of France to Leclerc Briant. The distillate was then pumped into the French oak barrel in which the wine was originally matured and rested for at least another 12 months.

Average price with VAT 20,000 CZK


Don Q Reserva De La Familie 20y 0.75l 40%

This unique rum was created for the 150th anniversary of the Don Q brand.
Reserva De La Familie was distilled in 1994 and matured in charred American oak barrels for 20 years. A total of 36 barrels were filled, but only the best 6 were blended. The resulting mixture was still returned to the barrels. Only 1,865 bottles of Don Q Reserva De La Familie 20y Rum were bottled. Average price with VAT CZK 35,555

For the purchased masterclass, each individual participant receives a one-year subscription to the Barlife magazine worth CZK 900 as a gift. The price of the masterclass also includes a basic ticket worth CZK 400.


The seminars will take place in a tent on the main meadow. Entry is free or as part of the basic Rumfest ticket.

14:00 - 14:30


Presenter: Cristobal Srokowski, Global Brand Ambassador

Are you one of the rum lovers and rum gourmets? Then be sure not to miss this year's MasterClass with the global brand ambassador of the Panamanian brand Abuelo, Cristobal Srokowski. We will be tasting Abuelo XII Two Oaks, which stands out for its intense taste with woody notes, unique sweet smokiness with a hint of caramel and freshly roasted coffee. Come and enjoy the liquid treasures from sunny Panama with us.

Ron Abuelo XII Two Oaks is an exclusive blend of 12- to 40-year-old Panamanian rum reserves aged in American white oak bourbon barrels. This amazing base is suitable for experimenting with further enhancement. According to his own special technique, Abuelo has new, extra fired barrels made in Napa Valley, California. These casks are used only once for Abuelo XII Two Oaks and the rum is aged in them for nine months. This guarantees it a sublimely soft and delicate taste.

15:00 - 15:30


Presenter: Linda Rejfková, Brugal Brand Ambassador CZ&SK

How has our Dominican rum evolved over the past 130 years and how did shared values start a new collaboration with Steiner&Kovařík and what makes this chocolate so special?

16:00 - 16:30


Presenter: Sophie Barbier, Relicario Brand Ambassador and the person in charge of the Trade Marketing of Beveland

🇬🇧 Sophie is working for Beveland, a Spanish distillery company that produces a wide range of gin, rum, vodka, whisky, and liquor products. She will introduce you to the Relicario range, a premium rum from the Dominican Republic.

17:00 - 17:30


Presenter: Jan Albrecht, Plantation Brand Ambassador for the Czech Republic

Welcome to the world of Plantation! We start in France, at Maison Ferrand in the center of the renowned Cognac region. It is here that the excellent Plantation rums mature and acquire their soul. Alexander Gabriel, owner and at the same time master blender in one person, exceeds the possibilities of his field with his personality. Let's take a peek into the world of rum together through the eyes of this genius, who was named rum master blender of the year in 2012. We will also visit the West Indies Distillery in Barbados, National Rums of Jamaica LTD in Jamaica, as well as Fiji and Co. on the island of Fiji.

18:00 - 18:30


Presenter: Robert Polo (Jamaican Rums Ambassador),

Take a break with a virtual trip to Caribbean. As the last seminar of the day, we invite you to cut loose and enjoy the true spirit of Jamaica.
Learn some fun facts about this lovely island from Robert Polo, while tasting a several fine expressions from legendary distilleries, from a refined and sophisticated blend to a wild and crazy pure single. So “We fi link up a kick up rumpus” (Jamaican slang for “let’s get together and have a great time”).
One Love!