A distilled history lesson
142 Distillery Rd, Eagleby QLD 4207
Open Mon – Fri 10am – 5pm, Sat –Sun 10am-4pm
Whenever you hear the words ‘Rum’ and ‘Queensland’ in the same sentence, it would be easy for your mind to look instantly to the famous white polar bear of Bundaberg Rum. However, if you are willing dig a little deeper, than you will find that this particular spirit is more ingrained within the history of Queensland and its pioneering community
34km south of Brisbane lies the suburb of Beenleigh, which is home to Australia’s oldest registered distillery, the Beenleigh Artisan Rum Distillery.
Established in 1884, every drop of rum the that embodies the fighting spirit of the many founding men and woman who have helped forged a part in history through many challenging times.
A visit the distillery is a cultural and historic experience as you see first hand delicate process (sourcing, distilling, aging) that has been used for years to produce their world class rum.
- Sourcing – using only the finest ingredients, Queensland rain water, molasses sourced from Rocky Point Sugar Mill and proprietary yeast
- Distilling – after fermenting for 12 days, the batch is boiled and transferred to ‘Old Copper’ the original copper pot still in use for over 100 years.
- Aging – the waiting period for at least 5 years in ex brandy and bourbon barrels to allow for interaction between spirit and wood
Of course during your visit, you will be able to sample the end products that the famous old distillery has to offer.
- Beenleigh Copper Pot Distilled Rum
- Beenleigh Double Barrel
- Beenleigh Honey
- Beenleigh White
The best way to get the most out of your visit would be to partake on a Distillery Tour. You will receive an informative excursion getting up close to all the stages in the manufacturing process while being educated about the history and tradition that has become customary across work and life in that part of the world.
Tour pricing: Tour & Tasting $25, Tour $ 15, not available Mon & Tue
Bookings and further information can be reached via the official website: http://www.beenleighrum.com.au/