Rhum is often overlooked as a “fine” spirit, eclipsed by the giant that is whisky. While nothing will ever top my favourite single malt, I have always been pleasantly surprised when trying rhum, which I used to think was limited to cuba libre and mojitos. Diplomático rhum and orange zest (and nothing else!) is the way to go in my opinion, and in a spring night it will bring the Caribbean sun to you. I have celebrated beer since I live in Brussels, simply because it is fun to try when you have the choice, and Belgian beers are wonderful. But I have not had the chance to do this with either whisky or rhum. So I was quite happy when I saw a poster for the Belgian Rhum Festival.
This 25th and 26th of March the Belgian Rhum Festival will be held in Mons (just 1h20 min away from Brussels by train). It will be held at the Frameries on the PASS site, a science museum in a rehabilitated mine that had closed in the 1960. With over 50 different rhums, including the excellent Diplomático and Matusalén, you will be spoiled for choice.