Bundaberg Rum 8 Year 2007 Release

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Bundaberg Rum 8 Year 2007 Release was released in July 2007 and is one of the few rums with an actual age statement on the bottle. This, the 1st release in this series, was aged for 8 Years and is now a hard to find and sought after collectible.

Complete with original presentation box.

Both the 2007 and 2008 8 Year Releases started their life late in the 20th Century as sugar cane, grown for 360 days in the fields around Bundaberg. The cane was harvested and crushed with the resulting molasses refined, fermented and twice distilled. Sealed away in fine oak vats to mature, the taste and aroma were checked to ensure the utmost quality. After eight long years, the rum developed the rich smooth character required to be bottled, hand sealed and labelled as the exclusive Bundaberg Eight Year old rums.

Crafted by Bundaberg Distilling Company, Bundaberg QLD.

700ml, 40% ABV

$274.00 $199.00 inc. GST

In stock

Bundaberg Rum 8 Year 2007 Release is a limited edition aged release.

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