Bundaberg Rum 101 Commemorative Edition

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Bundaberg Rum 101 Commemorative Edition was released in 2008, one hundred years after the disastrous 1907 fire that ravaged the Bundaberg Distillery. Despite courageous efforts local fire fighters were unable to prevent extensive damage. The origin of the fire remains a mystery.

A rich dark rum with a hint of smoke. Many collectors consider this one of the most visually impressive box and bottle designs produced by Bundy to date, with the labelling on the bottle having charred edges to give the appearance of having been burnt.  The gift carton also carries the same charred appearance and on the back of the carton the story of the fire as described in the Bundaberg Mail.

This commemorative edition is becoming harder to find.

700ml, 40% ABV

$299.00 inc. GST

Out of stock

Bundaberg Rum 101 Commemorative Edition is a a rare limited edition release from Bundaberg Rum Distillery.

Bundaberg Rum originated because the local sugar mills had a problem with what to do with the waste molasses after the sugar was extracted (it was heavy, difficult to transport and the costs of converting it to stock feed were rarely worth the effort). Sugar men first began to think of the profits that could be made from distilling. The vital meeting was held at the Royal Hotel on 1 August 1885, W M C Hickson served as the chairman, and other notables in attendance included all the big sugar mill owners of that time, W G Farquhar, F L Nott,S McDougall, T Penny, S H Bravo and A H Young, all to become the first directors of the Company. They started with a capital of ₤5,000.

Although not as old as Beenleigh Rum, The Bundaberg Distilling Company began its operations in 1888. Bundaberg rum was first produced in 1889, production ceased from 1907 to 1914 and from 1936 to 1939 after fires, the second of which caused rum from the factory to spill into the nearby Burnett River.


Weight 1.5 kg