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New England Tequila & Rum Festival Blends Big Fun

The New England Tequila & Rum Festival at Twin River Casino in Lincoln on April 30 through May 2, 2015 showcased the title-named spirits, beverage and food industry personalities as well as education and entertainment for spirit aficionados and trade professionals. Tastings, seminars and cocktail competitions were spread out over three days with highlights blending local, national and global names. Events included a Tequila Interchange Project Seminar, kick-off Bacardi dinner, Freaky Tiki Friday sponsored by Don Q Rum, the Grand Tasting, Northeast Espolón Tequila Cocktail Fights, chefs’ pairing sessions and the National Clément Ti’ Punch Cup Cocktail Competition. The culminating Awards Ceremony revealed the names of the best tequila, mezcal, rum and cachaça by a panel of experts.

Photos by Chris Almedia

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