BUNDABERG RUM SHOWCASE
TOP 20 COLLECTABLE AND SIGNIFICANT BOTTLES
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20. 2003 Rugby World Cup Captains series
20003 Rugby World Cup Captains, released to commemorate the 2003 Rugby World Cup held in Australia. 1 of 4 1987 David Kirk (NZL), 2 of 4 1991 Nick Farr-Jones (Aus), 3 of 4 1995 Francois Pienaar (RSA), 4 of 4 1999 John Eales (Aus). This set was released as individual bottles and 3 different framed sets. The last two of these bottles were also the last time an Alcohol producer were aloud to use drinking games on bottles, these are shown as the green, red and black strips around the neck.
Released 16th April 2011 to commemorate the Queensland floods of 2010/2011 and the spirit of those impacted, the promotional release was enhanced by a series of musical events around Australia by popular artists. Each bottle is numbered and the first 5,000 were released in a special event at the Bundaberg Rum Bondstore. Aged 5 years, 700ml and 37.0%. Limited to 75,000 bottles.
18. Bundaberg Red/Red Racing
The introduction of Bundaberg red is notable as this rum was a distinct departure from the rums that had been manufactured at BDC for many years. The use of charcoal from red gum trees to filter this 2 year old rum required new plat and equipment to be installed at BDC. The result is a smooth liquid with Bourbon like notes. To promote the new rum Diageo began promotion of a V8 Supercar painted in Bundaberg Red livery, this was enhanced by a range of merchandise and a special label carrying the signature of David Reynolds, the driver. Bundaberg Red Racing was limited to 6,000 bottles.
17. D3 numbered limited release 700ml and 1125ml 40%.
Bundaberg Distiller’s No.3 is a triple filtered blend of the finest Bundaberg Rum. It differs in colour from the UP and OP rum and is a lighter warm amber colour. The rum displays a nose of mellow citrus, molasses and light hints of vanilla. It has a very clean, smooth and silky finish. Distiller’s No.3 was launched in 2004 and was discontinued in 2009 to allow for the creation of Bundaberg Red. The first 1,000 bottles released at the distillery were numbered.
16. Bundaberg Five
Bundaberg 5, distilled 2 and filtered 5 times, released 5th June, 2011 at the distillery. First 999 bottles released in a retro Millaquin White rum box. Bottles 1,000 to approximately 10,000 sold without the box. Available in 700ml and 1.125 litre. Significant for being the first white rum launched by BDC since Millaquin.
15. Frangos “Genie” bottle Royal Liqueur
Bundaberg Royal Rum Liqueur was first produced by Frangos Liqueurs Pty Ltd in Brisbane in the 1950s. It is a smooth and silky blend of Bundaberg Rum, coffee and chocolate. In 1962, the Bundaberg Distilling Company acquired an interest in Frangos. Frangos went into liquidation in the late 1970s. In 1981, Bundaberg Distillery released the first locally produced and bottled Bundaberg Rum Royal Liqueur.
14. Master Distillers' Collection
The Bundaberg Master Distillers’ Collective of blenders, bondsmen and distillers is continuously exploring clever ways to craft rum. The members of the Master Distillers’ Collective responsible for creating The Master Distillers: Phil Larsen, Rick Prosser and Damien O’Neall.
There are currently three variations in this collection: Aged 10 Years, Port Barrel and Golden Reserve.
13. Bundaberg 101
A limited release in 2008 to commemorate the distillery fire of 8th February, 1907 this 700ml bottle has distinctive labelling with a charred edge appearance as if burnt. The gift carton carries the story of the fire as described in the Bundaberg Mail. The rum has a smoke flavour, is dark in colour and is 40%.
12. 2 litre swing cradle
The 2 litre swing cradle was produced in 1989. The original bottle provided in this swing cradle has the label upside down compared to the standard 2 litre bottles produced for spirit dispensers, when inverted has the label up the right way. 2 litre bottles were made in both UP and OP.
11. First Rum and Cola bottle
Bundaberg Rum and Cola have a long and proud history. Bundaberg Rum & Cola is a robust mix of the finest Bundaberg Rum and our own special recipe cola.
American Soldiers whilst in Australia on R&R during World War II discovered Bundaberg Rum. They enjoyed drinking this with Cola, so the Bundaberg Rum Distillery came up with a solution – a mix of Bundaberg Rum and Cola in a bottle. Bundaberg Rum and Cola went into production in the 1940’s, one of the world’s first pre-mixes. The pictured bottle is one of the oldest Ready-to-Drink (RTD) bottles to still survive to this day.
|Bottle and Label Archive|
|Current Standard Lines|
|Deleted Standard Lines|
|Special Limited Releases|
|Master Distillers Collection|
|Bundaberg Rum Showcase Top 20|
|Bundaberg Rum Showcase Collectomania Bottles|
|Distillers Number 3|
|Millaquin Tasting Notes|
|Millaquin Distilling Process|
|Other White Rums|
|8 Year Old|
|18 Year Old|
|Bundaberg Racing 2011|
|Bundaberg Rum Spiced Rum|
|Darren Lockyer No.6|
|Road To Recovery|
|BDC 125 Anniversary|
|2013 Distiller's No 3|
|Darren Lockyer Select Vat|
|MDC Small Batch|
|10 Year Old|
|Master Distiller's Collection Dark Oak|
|Master Distiller's Collection Double Barrel|
|Master Distiller's Collection Two Eighty (280)|
|Master Distiller's Collection Blenders Edition|
|Master Distiller's Collection Black Barrel|
|Treasure Island Rum|
|Cutty Sark Rum|
|Items of Interest|
|Birth of an Aussie Icon 1|
|Distillery Virtual Tour|
|Brett McMahon Speech|
|Visitor Centre Opening Speech|
|Spring Hill House|
|Bundaberg Black Tasting Notes|
|George Hurt - The First Chemist|
|Bundaberg Rum Distribution|
|Millaquin Distilling Process|
|Royal Liqueur Pistols|
|Manufacture of Bundaberg Rum|
|Spring Hill House Article|
|Event Line Rules|
|Bundaberg Rum Cocktails|
|Bundaberg Rum Recipes|
|Home Bar Tips|
|Top Rum Taster|