Leeds-based events company, Rolling Social, has been bringing digital celebrations of food and drink to the city throughout lockdown – and now, as the world comes back to life, the fun is set to continue with the hotly anticipated Rum Fest on Saturday 9 October.

Whether you’re a rum aficionado or simply partial to a quality cocktail, this spirit spectacular – set in Leeds’ historic Corn Exchange – might just be the ideal day out for you.

This year marks Rum Fest’s fifth birthday, making it the perfect time to pull out all the stops. Expect hundreds of rum expressions, professional masterclasses, cocktail-making classes, a bottle shop, live music and entertainment – all centred around bringing the Carnival vibe to Leeds.

Tickets are £30, which not only includes entry to the festival, but also covers a range of delicious rum samples, workshops and entertainment. There’ll be a whole host of food vendors to keep you going, plus a top quality cocktail bar in action to continue your rum education.

Lee Jones, Creative Director said: “After the success of our digital rum festivals, we’re incredibly excited to be back at our home in the Corn Exchange for what will be our fifth birthday. This event will be the perfect chance to welcome back old friends and embrace some new ones. We’ve got a whole host of exciting brands lined up, and we’re excited to be announcing some of the headliners today. Our main sponsors are The Duppy Share, Diplomatico and The London Essence are main sponsors, and they’ll be joined by Hampden Estate, Nusa Cana and loads more to come!”

Sam Fish, Director said: “Following our first successful in-person event last month with Tequila Patron, we’re proud to have made the shift back to physical events. The Tetley hosted that one for us, and it was so nice to see people together in real life again. Rum Fest is our biggest event yet, and we absolutely cannot wait to be in the Corn Exchange again. We’ve got a great programme of entertainment and food plans set to unfold while guests get to sample a stellar line up of rums – it’s the perfect way to spend an autumn Saturday night.”

Rolling Social are also running a Hendrick’s Gin Sip Along event at The Tetley on 10 September, as well as the aptly named whisky focused event, ‘Whisky vs. Whisky vs. Whisky’ on 24 September – with evenmore events coming soon.

To grab your ticket, head to https://rollingsocialevents.com/events/. Please note these are strictly 18+ years.