Singapore’s Largest Rum Festival is Back!

Fine rums and best cocktails under one roof at Heart of Darkness

Rum Bellion, Singapore’s first and largest rum festival (the “Event” or “Festival”), is back with fine rums and street revelry.

After 2 years hiatus due to COVID-19 restrictions, the main Festival and finale will take place on 5th June 2022, Sunday along Keong Saik Road outside Heart of Darkness (the “Restaurant”) and within the Restaurant.

Date: 5th June 2022, Sunday
Time: 1pm – Late
Address: Heart of Darkness, 1 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089109
Tickets: SGD 12 per drink docket
Available only at Heart of Darkness

Fringe festivities will be happening on 3rd and 4th June 2022 at participating bars by overseas guest bartenders, leading up to the main Event.

The much-anticipated street Festival will feature the following highlights:

  1. Asia Pacific’s launch of the limited-edition Plantation Single Cask 2021 Jamaica 1998 CRV,
  2. Over 30 brands and 60 different expressions of rum
  3. Finest cocktails by Asia’s 50 Best Bars and more – Lime House Caribbean, Low Tide, Origin, Sago
    House, Sugarhall, The Bar at 15 Stamford and The Kongsee from Singapore, and guest bartenders
    from World’s 50 Best bars such as Dirty Dick (Paris), A/A (Jakarta), Buccaneers Rum & Kitchen (Manila) and Jungle Bird (Kuala Lumpur), and
  4. Special edition Heart of Darkness beers inspired by popular rum cocktails like Daiquiri, Pina colada
    and Mojito.

HIGHLIGHT 1: Launch of Limited-edition Plantation Single Cask 2021 Jamaica 1998

Highlight of the Event is the launch of the 22-year-old limited-edition Plantation Single Cask 2021 Jamaica 1998.

Singapore is the first to launch Limited-edition Plantation Single Cask 2021 Jamaica 1998 in Asia Pacific. The rum is distilled at Long Pond Distillery in 1998, then aged 20 years in Bourbon casks. It is then matured for another 2 years in Ferrand casks, and finally finished 10 months in Bardstown Fusion Series Bourbon casks. There are only 126 bottles for the Asia Pacific market.

HIGHLIGHT 2: Over 30 brands and 60 different expressions of rum

The biggest and newest rum brands will be pitting for the attention of the discerning and adventurous rum lovers. Some of the participating brands include:

Abuelo
Panama
Appleton Estate
Jamaica
Bacardi
Puerto Rico
Chairman’s Reserve
St Lucia
Chalong Bay
Thailand
Doorly’s
Barbados
El Dorado
Demerara
Equiano
Barbados & Mauritius
Flor de Caña
Nicaragua
Goslings
Bermuda
Foursquare
Barbados
Hampden Estate
Jamaica
Issan
Thailand
Monymusk
Jamaica
Mount Gay
Barbados
Nusa Caña
Indonesia
Phraya
Thailand
Plantation
Caribbean
Renegade
Greneda
Rhum Clément
Martinique
Rhum J.M
Martinique
Rum & Cane
N.A.
Ron Colón
El Salvador
Samai
Cambodia
Saint James
Martinique
The Kraken
Trinidad & Tobago
Tanduay
The Philippines
Tiki Lovers
Caribbean
6 Saints
Grenada

HIGHLIGHT 3: Finest cocktails by the Best Bars

Bartenders from Asia’s 50 Best such as Jay Gray from Sago House and Joseph Haywood from Low Tide will beshaking up finest cocktails for brands like Chalong Bay, Doorly’s, Equiano, Foursquare, Phraya, Renegade and Samai.

Other noteworthy participating local bars including Lime House Caribbean, Origin, Sugarhall, and The Bar at 15 Stamford. Visiting bars such as A/A Bar (Jakarta, Indonesia), Buccaneers Rum & Kitchen (Manila, the
Philippines), Dirty Dick (Paris, France), House of Sathorn (Bangkok, Thailand), Jungle Bird (Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia), and Teens of Thailand (Bangkok, Thailand) will also be at the Event. This is Dirty Dick’s first visit to Singapore.

HIGHLIGHT 4: Special edition Heart of Darkness beer inspired by rum cocktails

At this Festival, Heart of Darkness will be rolling out special beers inspired by popular rum cocktails like
daiquiri, pina colada and mojito.

FRINGE & OTHER ACTIVITIES

The Festival will also have entertainment by live DJ, tattoo artist and face painters. Fringe festivities will take place 3rd and 4th June, leading up to the main event on 5th June 2022. Overseas bartenders will be holding guest shifts at participating establishments:

3rd June 2022, Friday

4th June 2022, Saturday

Guest Bartender Host Bar Guest Bartender Host Bar
Scotty Schuder from
Dirty Dick (Paris)
The Kongsee
10 Gemmill Lane,
Singapore 069251
Marek from
A/A Bar (Jakarta)
Origin Bar
Shangrila Hotel,
22 Orange Grove Rd,
Singapore 258350
Ulysse from
Buccaneers Rum &
Kitchen (Manila)
Sugarhall
19 Cecil St,
Level 2, Singapore 049704
Josh and Loli from
Jungle Bird (Kuala
Lumpur)
The Kongsee
10 Gemmill Lane,
Singapore 069251
Francesco from
House of Sathorn
(Bangkok)
Lime House Carribean
2 Jiak Chuan Rd,
Singapore 089260
Tamaryn from
Teens of Thailand
(Bangkok)
Low Tide
98 Club St,
Singapore 069467

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