France has its Bordeaux. Australia has its Bundy.
France has its Bordeaux. Australia has its Bundy. And there’s only one place in the world where you can sample this famous Australian-made rum at its humble source: the Bundaberg Distillery.
Bundy Rum is as Aussie as they come. First produced in 1888, it became popular very quickly; 11 years later, our troops fighting the Boer War in South Africa decided it was essential for keeping them fuelled for action and demanded the entire year’s production be sent to the front.
We have US soldiers to thank for the more recent concoction of Bundy and Coke; they developed a taste for the drink when stationed here during WWII. The Yanks may have left, but the drink stayed behind.
Where // Bundaberg Distilling Company, Whittred Rd, East Bundaberg, Qld. (07) 4131 2900, www.bundabergrum.com.au
Did you know? // 2008 is the Bicentenary of the famous Rum Rebellion, when on January 26, 1808, NSW Governor William Bligh (of Mutinyon the Bounty fame) was deposed and his government overthrown.
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