About Us

"Rum is a fun spirit, but it's also often beautifully balanced and refined, full of history and it's the essence of many favourite cocktails... It's so much more than rum and coke. We want to show the world what it's over looking and show the diversity of cane spirits. From spiced and sweetened offerings to truly magnificent blended and matured liquids"

Jon Rees, UK Rum Festivals

Who are we?

UK Rum Festivals are run by husband and wife team, Jon & Debbie Rees alongside family friend Aled Williams. The team started in Cardiff in 2002 after becoming fed up with the same old rum being available everywhere and very little knowledge or appreciation for this fine spirit and a flippant attitude towards cocktail making.

The festival has been growing each year in popularity and size so in 2016 they decided to expand to Debbie's hometown of Exeter and University city of Bristol. 

The team want to make sure the events are fun and beneficial for exhibitors and attendees and we'd love to hear your feedback so we can continue to improve the events!