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New England Tequila & Rum Festival Pours Tastes for Third Year

By May 29, 2017Rhode Island, Top News
Frank Martucci, General Manager of Beverage Operations, Twin River Casino and Russell Davis of Spike TV’s “Bar Rescue,” who served as the event emcee for the third annual New England Tequila & Rum Festival.

Twin River Casino hosted its third annual New England Tequila & Rum Festival, a four-day celebration of special events, live entertainment, food pairings, seminars, cocktail competitions and product samplings.The festival began on May 3 with a blind rum tasting competition for beverage professionals followed by a Don Julio Tequila Cocktail Competition at Lighthouse Bar. On May 4, sugarcane and agave seminars educated participants and later Fred & Steve’s Steakhouse hosted a Diplomatico Rum Premier Dinner. On May 5, Twin River Casino hosted various Cinco de Mayo celebrations at Shipyard Pub.

The event concluded with the grand tasting on May 6, where more than 30 different tequila, rum, mezcal and beer products were represented. Russell Davis from Spike TV’s “Bar Rescue” served as the day’s emcee. The Don Julio Tequila “Bar Wars Cocktail Competition” and the Chairman’s Reserve Rum Mai Tai Competition featuring regional bartenders from Maine to New York were also event highlights. Twin River Casino donated $5 of every ticket sold to the Johnson & Wales University Fellowship program.

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