Bundaberg Rum Founding Fathers Edition

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Bundaberg Rum Founding Fathers Edition is a limited edition 5 year old rum that was finished in the famous Vat 009. Vat 009 is the vat that housed the 1996 Bundaberg Black for many years. This unique ageing process has produced a rum that is “Ultra Smooth” with a light caramel finish. The bottle commemorates the “Founding Fathers” Buss, Barton and Nott who saved the distillery from liquidation in 1894.

Only 4,500 cases of the rum have been produced, with each bottle individually numbered. This is one of the very few releases that does not feature the Bundy Bear, thus making it a significant special collectors item – one sure to continue to increase in value.

700ml, 40% ABV

Note: Serial numbers may not exactly match that shown in the product photo.

$175.00 inc. GST

In stock

Bundaberg Rum Founding Fathers Edition is a 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