Ian Burrell

Global Ambassador for Rum


 
Ian Burrell

Ian Burrell

Global Ambassador for Rum

Ian Burrell is the worlds only recognized Global Ambassador for the Rum category.

An ex-professional basketball player in the UK and international recording artist, Ian has tried it all. His passion for rum and cocktails is infectious and in 2007 he not only created the world’s first international Rum festival - The UK RumFest - he also inspired the birth of Rum festivals around the world including Miami, Berlin, Paris, Rome, Madrid, Prague, Hong Kong, California, New York, Chicago and Mauritius.

Ian is in constant demand by various Rum companies and organizations to give keynote speeches, Rum tastings, cocktail presentations, and demonstrations to trade and consumers alike. In 2014, he broke the Guinness World Record for the largest organized Rum tasting and masterclass.

In 2018, Ian became the Spirited Awards seven-time final four nominee and winner of the International Brand Ambassador of the year award. Then, in 2019, he was voted Rum’s Champion at THINK RUM event in London.

Today, you can find Ian on television’s Channel 4 entertainment show ”Sunday Brunch” where he is the Rum and cocktail specialist educating celebrity guests on various Rums and Rum cocktails.