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Episode 3: Bundaberg Overproof Rum
Episode 32nd May 2020 • Liquor and Liqueur Connoisseur • Matt Birchard
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The third episode features a bottle of rum that was gifted to me, and sat in my liquor cabinet for a decade before I opened it for this show. A large bottle of Bundaberg Overproof rum from Australia. It's 57.7% alcohol by volume, so 115.4 Proof.

This episode is best enjoyed with Bundy rum and cola!

Bundaberg Rum's official website:

Brief Historical Timeline:

  • 1888 - Distillery founded
  • 1936 - Distillery fire burns the place to the ground
  • 1940s - American GI's mix Bundy and Coke and the distillery does too
  • 1961(2) - Mascot Bundy R. Bear - a polar bear, is introduced
  • 2000 - Brand and distillery purchased by Diageo
  • 2014 - Bottling moved to a suburb of Sydney
  • 2016 - New visitor center in Bundaberg is opened

Great YouTube Channel with historic videos, including advertisements:

Key Cocktails:

Bundy and Cola. Mix to your preference.

Bundy Dark and Stormy

  1. Fill a high ball glass with ice
  2. Squeeze in some fresh lime juice
  3. Fill with Bundaberg Brewed Ginger Beer
  4. Top with 1 oz. Bundy Rum to create the "stormy" effect
  5. Garnish with a lime wedge
  6. Enjoy!


Wikipedia Page for Bundaberg Rum

Bundaberg Distilling Company Showcase

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