This Saturday, September 22nd a group of rum-enthused fanatics will gather in starting at 2pm to celebrate the fine drinking establishments of Key West while raising funds for the Reef Relief and coral reef conservation.
Participants will enjoy tropical libations while leisurely strolling along Key West’s Duval Street, stopping at The Cork & Stogie, the Rum Bar at Speakeasy Inn, Pearl’s, Kelley’s, the Bottle Cap, Bogarts, Cowboy Bills, Willie T’s and Smokin’ Tuna. The cost is $30 and includes a t-shirt, drink specials, a Cruzan Rum cup and a donation to Reef Relief. The prime sponsor of the event this year is Rob’s Rum Guide, a noted publication spotlighting the best rums in the world, with tasting notes and product information on more than 300 cane spirits.Additional sponsors include Starfish Travel, Coastlines & Tanlines, Rum Connection, RumShopRyan, Big Kahuna Brewer, Cruzan Rum and Diplomatico Rum.
Following the Saturday event, organizers, participants and sponsors will present a check to Reef Relief in a short ceremony on Sunday, September 23 at the Reef Relief Environmental Center on Key West Bight, next to the Conch Republic seafood restaurant and bar.
“We have the utmost respect for the work that Reef Relief does here in the Florida Keys to protect our unique environment,” said Mike Streeter, publisher of Rum Connection. “It’s gratifying to see so many friends join in the fun while giving back to those that do the most to preserve coral reefs and our marine sanctuaries.”
A warm up event is scheduled for Friday, September 21.