Excitement is building ahead of MUDL Live, Africa's First Bar Show, due to be held at the CTICC in October this year.
There are plenty of amazing products lined up, waiting to introduce you to a whole new world of liquor appreciation. Some are international brands well known for their quality, and others are more obscure, craft libations. Have your favourite drink prepared for you by an industry professional, explore brands you never knew existed, and experience classic cocktails with a twist.
From high profile brands like Belvedere, Bacardi, Jack Daniel's, Red Heart, DeKuyper, Havana Club and Beefeater to international products still looking to stamp their footprint on the South African market like Plymouth Gin, Glendalough Irish Whiskey and various small batch rums, visitors will be spoilt for choice. Add to that a host of craft beer and high-end South African wines, making MUDL Live Africa's first all-round liquor exhibition.
Aside from sipping your way through an array of wonderful drinks, there will be a myriad activities to make for a delightful evening out. Seminars by industry experts will run from 4pm onwards in the Demonstration Areas, the interactive MUDL Cocktail Theatre will give visitors the opportunity to unleash their inner mixologists and the main stage will have live music to add to the atmosphere.
Over the three days, the MUDL Cocktail Competition will showcase some of SA's best bartenders as they shake and flair for the title of MUDL Master. If you have never seen top competition bartending in action, this very well might blow your mind.
MUDL is very excited to be able to announce that one of the foremost rum experts in the world and the owner of the UK Rumfest, Ian Burrell, is bringing his Rum Experience to MUDL Live. Look out for him in the Rum Zone, easily recognisable by his Panama Hat and bight shirts; he will be showing people ways to mix their favourite brands, as well as revealing a few gems from the four corners of the globe. Rums like Pussers, Gosling's and Pyrat will be there, as well as Brazillian cachaças like Ypioca. So if you're at least a little bit curious (of course you are!) come to the SA Rumfest being held by Ian Burrell within MUDL Live.
Whether you drink whisky, fine wine, brandy and Coke or craft beer, MUDL Live is for you. You'll have fun, meet some passionate people, and who knows, you might even learn something.
For more information or to get tickets, visit www.mudlbarshow.com.