Battle of the Rums @ Pen & Pencil

Written by on April 20, 2017 in Drinks News, What's on - No comments
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The Pen and Pencil is getting ready to party like a pirate by welcoming in three of the best and biggest rum rivals for a night of rum-tasting, cocktails, and drinks aplenty, all to crown the winner of Manchester’s favourite rum.

Competing for the highest honour are the three challengers; El Dorado Rum, Plantation Rum, and Doorly’s Rum. The three contenders will go head-to-head in a series of rum battles on Wednesday 26th April, starting with three 20 minute presentations from each rum expert. Each pitch will be accompanied by a special rum cocktail, followed by the ultimate decider; testing the three different rums as part of a blind tasting session. Guests will cast the final vote in the bar’s general ballot election at the end of the battle. The question is, who will win the pitch for your vote?

As part of the battle, The Pen and Pencil will also be creating a menu of three rum cocktails, using each brand of rum to create one cocktail each. Guests will receive one of each cocktail as part of the £15 admission ticket – and if you have a favourite and one of each isn’t enough, you can keep going at a discounted cost of just £5!

The Battle of the Rum evening starts at 7.30pm and officially finishes at 9.30pm, but that doesn’t mean you have to leave! Tickets for the battle will cost £15, which includes three rums as part of the blind tasting sessions, three cocktails, three presentations, and discounted drinks throughout the night. To book, email

Time will fly when you’re having rum…so lets get ready to rum-ble!

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Battle Of The Rums / Wednesday 26th April 2017 / 7.30pm – 9.30pm / £15
The Pen & Pencil / 57 Hilton Street / Northern Quarter / Manchester / M1 2EJ