Meet Your RumFest Finalists!

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It’s Time for RumFest! The USBG, in partnership with Re'al Cocktail Ingredients, will be launching a cocktail competition that will take place at the Chicago Rum Festival on

April 14th  12:30-6:30 CDT.


Attend the Competition from 12:30-2:30 pm CDT


The Chicago Rum Festival is a can’t-miss event that offers a variety of opportunities and experience packages. So don't miss out! Get your tickets today.


For more information or to purchase tickets, click HERE!


Bartenders all over the country were challenged to submit their most creative recipes online and only the top six participants were invited to compete at the live competition April 14th at Chicago RumFest.



Let’s get to know the finalists and their winning cocktails:


Viacheslav Borisov

(Chicago, IL) 

Place of Employment -  Roka Akor

Cocktail - Real Razz




Lance Bowmann

(Chicago, IL) 

Place of Employment -  Old Irving Brewing Co

Cocktail - Crushing Clichés





Eliza Farrell

(Columbus, OH) 

Place of Employment -  Grass Skirt Tiki Rom and The Crest Gastropub

Cocktail - Porpoise in Paradise 



Peter Hannah

(Orlando, FL) 

Place of Employment -  Rose and Crown - Disney

Cocktail - Sugarloaf Swizzle





Ariel Neal

(Chicago, IL) 

Place of Employment -  Leira knows Cocktails & Events

Cocktail - Real Paradise COLADA 




Zachary Sapato

(Chicago, IL) 

Place of Employment -  The Lowry Uptown

Cocktail - Treasure Sought


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