Bundaberg Rum Events and Sponsorship Queensland manager Natalie Theron with tour manager Roger Danne inside the tasting den.
Bundaberg Rum Events and Sponsorship Queensland manager Natalie Theron with tour manager Roger Danne inside the tasting den. Renee Pilcher

Bundy has right Muster set-up

THERE are two things that just seem to go hand in hand ... the Music Muster and Bundaberg Rum.

This year at the Optus Gympie Music Muster the new $2.1 million Bundaberg Rum Distillatorium has set up for country music fans.

Travelling in on two shipping containers and a support vehicle the Distillatorium takes one to two days to set up and the same to pack away again.

The 15-metre by 15-metre mobile attraction takes festival goers on a journey through the history of the Bundaberg Distilling Company to the heart and soul of Bundaberg Rum.

It stopped in at the Muster as a part of a three-year Australian tour. From the founding fathers display to the bar at the end, over a century’s worth of craftsmanship is experienced in the sensory wonder. The hi-tech display allows you to like the Bundy facebook page and there’s even a secret tasting den.

Inside the ‘tasting den’ visitors over the age of 18 will also have the exclusive opportunity to try some of the ‘special’ limited edition rums as well as the traditional favourites.

“These more personalised blends showcase the raw creativity of our Master Distillers and tasting them with the Distillatorium’s Taste Master is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

“It takes a full day to install and it really does have to be seen to be believed and there are some features that people will only get to experience through the Distillatorium such as our 8ft life size carving of Bundy R Bear crafted from an old Bundaberg Distillery Vat.”

The Gympie Music Muster will be the Bundaberg Distillatorium’s biggest destination to date on its three year national tour.

Premier Bligh, who opened the Distillatorium said the mobile attraction was a great way to encourage tourists and Australian residents alike to visit the birthplace of Bundaberg Rum.

"The Distillatorium will give visitors a taste of what they can expect when they visit the real home of Bundaberg Rum in Queensland,” she said.

Entry to the Bundaberg Rum Distillatorium is free for all ages and will be open to the public from 23rd to 28th August at the Gympie Music Muster. Visitors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Gympie Times


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