Two of Hobart’s best bartenders join forces for Rum Fest

Rohan Massie (left) with Daniel Gregory.

The House of Angostura’s Dan Gregory and Rohan Massie will team up for Hobart’s first Rum Festival on 10 November. Arguably two of Tasmania’s best bartenders, Dan and Rohan will be running a series of Angostura Rum tastings and masterclasses to showcase all that is great about the Caribbean Rum. 

Dan handed over the baton of The House of Angostura’s brand ambassador to Rohan when Rohan won the Oceania final of the Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge last month during Bar Week. 

“I feel privileged to be taking up the mantle of brand ambassador from such an accomplished and well-recognised bartender as Dan,” says Rohan. “He’s actually been a bit of a mentor to me for the last few years now but I didn’t for a second think I would be taking over where he left off. It’s an honour and amazing opportunity and I intend to make the most of it.”

“It’s an absolute pleasure to pass the responsibility of brand ambassador over to a friend and fellow Tasmanian,” says Dan. “It just goes to show what amazing talent is coming out of the state right now. The hospitality scene has really changed in the last few years. We’ve got amazing chefs, incredible produce, top restaurants and award-winning bars. We may be a small city, but we overdeliver on quality and creativity.”

Hosted by Rude Boy, the Hobart Rum Fest will bring rums from all over the world together in one place for the first time ever on the Emerald Isle. A ticketed event, it will be a chance for Tasmania’s rum lovers to sample rums from many leading brands, whilst enjoying cocktails by Rude Boy, entertainment by local DJs and other rum masterclasses led by some of Australia’s leading rum experts. 

Rude Boy has been the leading Rum bar in Tasmania since opening its doors in 2017 and has been nominated as one of Australia’s top rum bars by Australian Bartender magazine for the last three years running. 

Organiser of the Hobart Rum Fest, Khayla Massie, says, “It’s an amazing opportunity to showcase the complexity and diversity of this amazing spirit that has long been the underdog in the connoisseurs’ liquor cabinet. Rum breathes colour and fun, so we’ll be making sure everyone has a wonderful experience.”

The Details
Where: The Avalon Theatre, Melville Street, Hobart
When: Sunday 10 November from 12pm – 5pm.
Tickets are on sale now — click here. 

You can follow the Hobart Rum Fest on @rumfest_hobart, Rude Boy on @rudeboyhobart , and The House of Angostura at @angostura_au.