Hoole Rum festival a sunny success

Guests to the inaugural Hoole Rum Festival welcomed summer in style, enjoying beaming sunshine and some smooth tunes as they tasted their way through around 80 rums from all around the world.

First of its kind to grace the Hoole Community Hall, the rum festival offered its patrons a selection of different kinds of rum. Brands like Ron Abuelo Anejo, Plantation, Diplomatico and Pampero were represented, with ticket-holders being able to taste as many as they wanted.

The whole Community Hall had been utilised for the festival, with scores of tables for the different varieties rum, and experts behind them pouring the tasters for eager festival-goers.

Chris Matheson, the Labour MP for Chester also popped in to check out the festival and enjoyed his visit speaking to local residents and taking in the sunshine.

Kingdom Thenga, the main organiser of the event, said: “For the first even of this kind in Hoole, we’re really pleased with the day! We had some great people attend, the atmosphere was fantastic and the weather couldn’t have been better!”

He continued: “He continued: “We’ve received so much positive feedback for the event, which is much appreciated. We can’t wait for the next one, so watch this space!”