Ian Burrell – Rum Ambassador
Ian Burrell, the Global Rum Ambassador, one of the most travelled figures within the drinks industry. He is the world’s only global ambassador for rum. He has conducted rum masterclasses and seminars, sipped cocktails and judged rum competitions in no less than 7 continents.
His passion for rum and cocktails is infectious. In 2007, he created the world’s first international rum festival (The UK RumFest) which features over 400 rums, and which inspired the birth of rum festivals around the world including Miami, Berlin, Paris, Rome, Madrid, Prague, Hong Kong and Cape Town. In 2014, he broke the Guinness World Record for the largest organised rum tasting & masterclass. Ian is currently the rum & cocktail specialist on television’s Channel 4 show, ”Sunday Brunch”, educating celebrity guests on various rums and cocktails. Ian is the host for the rum events of the Grenada Rum Holiday in November 2016.