Bundaberg Rum Distillery brings home top international tourism awards once again

Bundaberg Rum Distillery has been named as one of the world’s top distillery attractions winning two gongs for the second time at the 2018 Drinks International Distillery Challenge Awards in London.

Already Australia’s most awarded rum distillery*, the Bundaberg Rum Distillery Experience was named World’s Best Distillery Retail Experience while The Spirit of Bundaberg Festival was awarded World’s Best Distillery Event.
The Drinks International Distillery Challenge Awards recognises innovation and excellence amongst distilleries and associated businesses.
Bundaberg Rum also received a Highly Commended award in the World’s Best Visitor Centre category.
The accolades follow past wins for Bundaberg Rum at the Distillery Challenge Awards. In 2017, the Visitor Experience was crowned the World’s Best Distillery Retail Experience and Educational Experience. In 2016, The Spirit of Bundaberg Festival was voted The World’s Best Distillery Event.
Duncan Littler, Visitor Experience Operations and Brand Manager says: “With each award win we are more humbled that our iconic Distillery continues to delight visitors from both near and afar. It’s an honour to win these awards and accolades that highlight that our world class distillery experience here in Bundaberg. We’re extremely proud.”
The Spirit of Bundaberg Festival will also return to the distillery grounds on 13 October as part of Bundaberg Rum’s 130th anniversary celebrations. The Festival is the largest food and rum festival in Australia.
The Bundaberg Rum Visitor Experience offers two tour experiences in addition to the famous distillery tour. The Bundaberg Rum Museum allows tourists to walk through a series of converted 75,000L oak vats

*List of awards

2018 Drinks International Distillery Challenge Award
Winner of World’s Best Retail Experience – The Bundaberg Rum Distillery Experience Tour
Winner of World’s Best Distillery Event - The Spirit of Bundaberg Festival
Highly Commended award in the World’s Best Visitor Centre category
2017 Drinks International’s Distillery Challenge
Winner of World’s Best Educational Experience – The Bundaberg Rum Distillery Experience Tour
Winner of World’s Best Retail Experience – The Bundaberg Rum Distillery Experience Tour
2017 World Drinks Awards
Winner of World’s Best Dark Rum – Bundaberg Rum Solera
Winner of Australia’s Best Gold Rum - Master Distillers Collection Small Batch
2016 Drinks International Distillery Experience Award
Winner of World’s Best Distillery Event - The Spirit of Bundaberg Festival
2016 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence
Bundaberg Rum Distillery is currently the #1 thing to do in Bundaberg as rated by TripAdvisor with 1300+ reviews
2016 World Drinks Awards
Winner of World’s Best Dark Rum – Master Distillers Collection Blenders Edition 2015
Winner of World’s Best Golden Rum – Master Distillers Collection Small Batch
The Bundaberg Rum Distillery is a unique, authentically Australian icon unlike any other. For more than 129 years the Bundaberg Rum Distillery has proudly created the smooth golden liquor made from the finest sugar cane in tropical Queensland, surviving two fires and two floods as an enduring testament to the Australian spirit.
Whether you’re a rum enthusiast or planning a weekend away, the Bundaberg Rum Distillery, just four hours north of Brisbane airport, offers guests an unforgettable and one of a kind distillery experience.
ABOUT THE SPIRIT OF BUNDABERG FESTIVAL
The Spirit of Bundaberg Festival is the largest food and rum festival in Australia. It’s a Bundy celebration with food, fun, cocktail masterclasses and live music that people travel across the country to attend. This years festival takes place on October 13.

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