Most locals know at least one person who makes a trip to Bundaberg each year just to stock up on the limited edition and special release spirits that are available exclusively at the Bundaberg Rum Distillery. Or perhaps you buy them as gifts for loved ones interstate?
Duncan Littler from Bundaberg Rum said the distillery and retail store, open 362 days of the year, attracted droves of loyal followers to the Region each time a new product was released.
“It’s a real draw card,” Duncan said. “Not only do we have a fantastic tourist visitor experience, but it’s also a great place where people can shop and walk away with something from the Region that they can’t get anywhere else.”
As well as selling an ever-expanding range of rums and rum products, the retail store has an impressive selection of gifts, souvenirs and sporting merchandise. “We have everything from premium decanter and glassware sets to something a little bit fun, like hairy bear stubby coolers and terry towelling bucket hats,” Duncan said.
Small Batch Distillery Edition, Coconut Reserve
The first Small Batch Distillery Edition, The Hidden Barrels, was released last year to coincide with Bundaberg Rum’s birthday celebrations. Building on its success, this year they’ve created another distillery-exclusive for limited release. The Small Batch Distillery Edition Coconut Reserve is made using 16-year-old rum and filtered through coconut shell charcoal. With caramel and chocolate notes and a coconut finish, it’s a delightful rum to sip neat or on the rocks. Try adding it to a pina colada.
EU-BUNDY Dark Ale
Last year Eumundi Brewery and Bundaberg Rum joined forces to create a West Coast IPA with ginger notes, using a helping of Small Batch Spiced Rum. This year they’ve pushed the collaboration envelope even further to bring you Christmas in a can. EU-BUNDY Dark Ale combines 12-year-old Bundaberg Black Rum and Plum Christmas Pudding Ale. It’s a beautiful collision of beer, rum and rich fruit flavours.
Mr Black Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur, Rested in Rum Barrels
Sydney coffee roaster and distiller Mr Black and Bundaberg Rum have been experimenting for several months to create something special, and they’ve done it! It’s an exciting fusion of the award-winning Blender’s Edition Rum and Mr Black’s Coffee Liqueur, and is the first time Bundaberg Rum has collaborated with another spirits brand. It’s vastly different to Bundaberg’s famous Coffee and Chocolate Royal Liqueur, but equally delicious.