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Bundaberg Rum Distillery, Bundaberg
Categories: Distilleries, Breweries, Food & Drink
A low-slung complex on the banks of the Burnett River, Bundaberg Rum Distillery serves as the home and main administrative center for Queensland’s best-known rum. Bundaberg Rum was first produced in 1888--the company appointed its first tour guide in 1986--and has grown to become one of Australia’s most famous spirits. At the distillery, you can sample some of the company’s products, as well as gain insight into the distillation process through video presentations, tours, and historical displays. Make Bundaberg Rum Distillery part of your personalized Bundaberg itinerary using our Bundaberg tour planner.
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While the entrance fee seemed high at first, after going on the tour & tasting experience, it was well worth the admission. Our Tour Guide, Vicky, was so friendly & knowledgeable & this made the tour ... read more »
The tour guides were great and knowledgeable but the tour itself was only somewhat interesting. It's worth the visit to the actual distillery in order to buy some of the products that are only sold on... read more »
Driving home to Brisbane from Mackay short detour and very much a good place to stop very informative. On the rum Making process and history of rum In Australia. Dad jokes by the gallons. Worth the tr... read more »
My friends and I drove up here from Brisbane specifically because I'm so in love with this delicious beverage (that isn't available in the US - come on guys!) The distillery offers a couple tour options, one is self-guided through their museum while another takes you through the plant, inside one of their gigantic wooden casks, learning how they make the rum, where the inspiration for their product came from, and why it's considered a high-explosives site. Be aware that they will not let you bring any kind of electronic device with you into the distillery buildings as this place has burned to the ground twice in its history; they do have secure storage lockers where you can leave everything. This is probably the only part of the tour that sucks because you can't take photos. Regardless, during the tour they let you taste the raw molasses and at the end everyone gets two drinks from the bar. Audience participation counts during the tour, so be ready to shout a bit :-)
Just tried Mutiny Spiced Rum. The first time I have ever tried a spiced rum and I am very impressed. Straight on ice beats the whisky I have been drinking.
Good news first. Great place to visit, recommend it to everyone heading to Bundaberg, we have been hooked on Royal Liqueur for more than 16 years, love this stuff straight and on ice cream etc. Now! We just want to know why this great flavoured rum has recently changed (not as good as it used to be) and now the last couple of bottles we've bought has more of a raw metho hint to it. Disappointed.
Liked the visit of the distillery and the tasting at the end of it. Following the process behind the production of rum is very educational and interesting. Wouldn't stop in Bundaberg for this visit, but if you are there it's definitely worth a couple of hours of your time.
Great tour , I have been to many Scotland and American distilleries and this is up there. Make sure that you inquire at reception about the tour around the factory which includes a couple of tastings
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