Score A Bottle Of JT Bundaberg Rum Before They Sell Out

Diehard footy fans are busting to get their hands on the new release of Bundaberg’s Rum, released by Johnathan Thurston himself. This limited-edition batch has been unveiled in commemoration of his legendary career in becoming a renowned NRL player. The collaboration between Johnathan Thurston and Bundaberg Rum has taken 5 years in the making to…

Go Explore: The Spirit of Bundaberg Festival

Calling all Queenslanders, your weekend doesn’t have to be crummy just because of some bad weather. Why not make it rummy instead? This Saturday 13th October, Bundaberg Rum Distillery is celebrating its annual Spirit of Bundaberg Festival. The all-day event will see the grounds of the distillery taken over by food stalls and vendors serving…

How To Make Rum Punch

It’s National Rum Punch Day! explore DRINKS has the perfect recipe to get you in the ‘spirit’ (pun intended). Ideal for entertaining on those warm nights, we reckon this is one recipe you’ll be pulling out time and time again this season! Makes approx. 5 Drinks GLASS: Punch Bowl INGREDIENTS: 250ml Freshly squeezed lime juice 250g…

5 of the Best Caribbean Rums

Nicaragua. Home to..? Three things stand out: firstly, good coffee, which makes up nearly a fifth of all of their exports; secondly, tarpon – okay, that may be more what stands out for me, one of the world’s greatest sports fish and one on my bucket list to see; but also more importantly, Flor de…

Bundaberg Rum Distillery Receives A Rather Royal Visit

His Royal Highness Prince Charles decided to pay the Bundaberg Rum Distillery a visit during his trip to Australia last week. The Prince of Wales was joined by Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and hosted on a private tour and Blend Your Own Rum experience at the distillery. During the special tasting inside the Bundaberg Rum…

The Rum Diaries: Meet Joy Spence

As the world’s first female Master Blender and a role model to many, it seems apt that Appleton Estate’s Joy Spence was inspired to pursue her career path due to the guidance of a strong woman in her own life.  Publishing Editor Ashley Pini spoke recently with Joy about her experience as an influential woman…

Five Great, Rare Rums

Great spirits. Aficionados will argue for hours about the best malt whisky, the finest Cognacs, now even the top gins. But rum? Not so much. And yet a great rum is as deserving of inclusion in any debate on the best of the spirit world. Indeed, I have made it my mission to search out…

How to Make a Caribbean Bay Breeze

SPONSORED GLASS: Coupette INGREDIENTS: 50ml Ron Zacapa 23 15ml Sweet vermouth 30ml Fresh pineapple juice 5ml Grenadine METHOD: Shake all ingredients and strain into a chilled coupette glass

How to Make a Daiquiri del Medio

SPONSORED GLASS: Coupette INGREDIENTS: 45ml Ron Zacapa 23 10ml Chartreuse Green 30ml Fresh lime juice 10ml Sugar Syrup METHOD: Shake all ingredients and strain into a chilled coupette glass

How to Make a Zacapa Old Fashioned

SPONSORED POST GLASS: Rocks INGREDIENTS 60ml Ron Zacapa Centenario 1 Dash chocolate bitters 1 Dash orange bitters 10ml Sugar syrup METHOD: Add ingredients to a mixing glass, then add ice. Give it a good stir. Add ice to a rocks glass. Strain the liquid in the mixing glass into the rocks glass. Garnish with an…

How to Make a Tropical Island Breeze Cocktail

SPONSORED GLASS: Tall INGREDIENTS 30ml MONIN Tropical Island Blend 30ml Nusa Caña Rum 30ml Pineapple juice 30ml Cranberry juice 75ml Soda water 1 x Fresh passion fruit pulp METHOD: Add ingredients to a tall glass filled with ice, except the soda water. Stir and top with soda water GARNISH: Half a fresh passion fruit

How to Make an Indo Espresso Martini

SPONSORED GLASS: Martini INGREDIENTS: 45ml Nusa Caña Rum 30ml Cold brew coffee 10ml Mr Black Liqueur Sugar syrup to taste METHOD: Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker, including ice. Share and strain into martini glass GARNISH: Ground coffee beans