Yo, yo, ho and a bottle of rum! No, I’m not playing pirates, I’ve been off to visit the Bundaberg Rum Distillery.
The distillery has been a part of the Bundaberg skyline for 130 years, sourcing all the ingredients to make their award winning rums from the local area … after all, it began when the founders were looking at a way to use molasses, a byproduct of the local sugar cane.
Before commencing the tour the foyer has several story boards that tell the history of Bundaberg Rum and a theatre screens a short movie.
The entry also features huge barrels that form part of the rum making process.
Before the tour starts we have to place anything with a battery in it in a locker so goodbye phones, cameras, watches and car keys. That also means goodbye to photos of the rum making process!
The Bundaberg Rum Distillery has a website with some of that information that you can access here
Anyhow, here’s what we were all waiting for! The tasting room! 🥃
We were each entitled to 2 tastings and then you could buy more if you wanted. I went with a friend so we decided to get 4 different nips between us and share. We tried the spiced rum, award winning Solero rum and two liqueur rums, Salted Caramel and Coffee Chocolate. What we both discovered was that neither of us really liked rum 😂😂😂.
The tasting room was also a shop with different souvenirs- and rum – for sale.
Tickets for this tour were $25 for Seniors with a small discount if purchased online. The guides were very friendly and informative and I would definitely recommend the distillery tour if you’re passing through Bundaberg. The tour itself lasts for about an hour and the tasting … well, as long as you like!
Why the bear as the logo? Well, they say no matter how cold it is Bundaberg Rum will warm you up from the inside out.
I think the Bundy Bear is at least as well known as the famous Aussie drop bear 😎. What do you think?