Date(s) - 25/02/2020
8:30 am - 9:00 pm

Randpark Golf Club


The RumBro brings you a gathering of the curious, excited and enlightened in the rum industry.

The craft rum industry now represents a new era in the craft spirits market with exceptional growth over the last four years. The talented innovation, daring and mastery of these individuals are the driving force behind a movement which has made craft rum at large the most dynamic opportunity in Southern Africa.

With the growing offerings being encouraged, conceived and produced from these manufacturers, it becomes essential for a showcase and a meeting point to be arranged – a gathering of the curious and the enlightened to taste and test the fruits of their endeavours.

The SA Rum Jury Industry Enrichment Conference is a one-day, industry-focused event, where we can come together to learn, share and celebrate this category.

You are invited to partake in a diverse array of rums from around Southern Africa and are encouraged to savour the spirits and cocktails with industry experts.

TICKETS: R950. Includes coffee, tea and refreshments throughout the day, lunch, awards ceremony and a networking opportunity while Africa’s best flairing bartenders keep you enthralled as they flamboyantly mix  cocktails.

INFO: | |+27 (0)72 459 8366


08:30-09:30 Coffee and accreditations

09:30-09:40 Introduction (Andrew Kiloh, The RumBro)

09:40–10:00 Rum classifications: towards a new and more descriptive system (Andrew Kiloh, The RumBro)

*10:00-10:45 South African rum market: laws, facts, numbers (Sibonelo Njoko, Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries)

10:45-11:00 Tea

11:00–11.45 The largest rum company in the world that you don’t know about (Hein Smit, E&A Scheer)

*11:45–12:30 Threats and opportunities to craft distillers (Hendre’ Barnard, Southern African Craft Distilling Institute and Real Craft Certification)

12:30-13:15 Yeast diversity and congener production and/or nutritional management in the fermentation process to optimise the organoleptic profile of distillates (Jonathan Miles, Lallemand)

13:15-14:00 Lunch

14:00-14:45 Growing cane, fermentation and distillation of single-estate, single-sugarcane rum – cane to colon (sugar baron)

14:45 15:30 Evolution of rum: what is rum agricole and AOC (Jacques Botha)

15:30-16:15 Deconstructing the Solera method (Carrie Adams)

16:15-16:30 Tea

16:30-17:15 Cocktails and rum (Julian Short, Sin+Tax)

17:15-18:00 Training the next crop of mixologists (Stephanie Millward, Shaker Bar School)

18:00 South African Rum Jury awards presentation | Closing comments | Industry Enrichment Seminars (Andrew Kiloh, The RumBro)

SA Rum Jury networking opportunity

Flairing/cocktail competition (Stephanie, Mia, Peter, Keegan, Lionel et al)