Country of Honour
9,149 kilometres separate the Bar Convent Berlin from this year's guest country. We are therefore particularly pleased to welcome numerous representatives from Mauritius. Known for its white dream beaches, lagoons and rainforests, the island state regularly fulfils holiday dreams. Not only the well-known holiday feeling, but also the Rum tradition of many years is coming to Berlin.
Mauritian rum is evolving in status, from a spirit found in vacation cocktails to one that is increasingly praised for its diverse flavors and uses. With a rich history of more than 40 years of industrialization, Mauritius has positioned itself as a sourcing destination of choice for quality and premium spirits.
Today, Mauritius is one of the few countries that produces both Agricultural Rums (a rum distilled from the juice of fresh-cut sugar cane) & Traditional Rums (molasses-based rums). With such a rich seam of history heritage to draw on, Mauritian spirits are well placed to capitalize on this trend, offering a broad range of styles and flavours. In line with the vision of graduating the offering of the classic Mauritian Rum to a new level of sophistication, a large variety of infused rums have been introduced which uses the island’s local fruits, spices and coffee.
The Economic Development Board of Mauritius will lead a delegation of 7 operators to this edition of Bar Convent Berlin 2019, namely Litchquor Ltd, Distillerie de Labourdonnais Ltd, Stirling Export House Ltd, Oxenham Craft Distillery Ltd, Rhumerie de Chamarel Ltd, House of Lords Ltd and Grays Ltd.
Country of Honour Specials by Mauritius:
- Mauritius Kick-Off Evening in the bar "Lebensstern":
Monday, 07.10.2019, after the fair’s opening hours. Celebrate with us the Country of Honour 2019 and enjoy the island feeling!
- Rum Bar Guest Shift:
On Wednesday, 09.10.2019, Mauritius takes over the Rum Bar - rum drinks served by Mauritian bartenders.
- Traditional Sega dancers:
Be enchanted by the traditional Mauritian dancers every day during happy hour and also during the fair!
- Mauritian finger food:
Go on a culinary journey to Mauritius and taste regional specialities.
- Special Show Act every day during the Happy Hour at the House of Rum: Be surprised!