Episode 3

Published on:

2nd May 2020

Episode 3: Bundaberg Overproof Rum

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: https://www.bundabergrum.com.au/

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: https://www.youtube.com/user/BundyShowcase/videos

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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Liquor and Liqueur Connoisseur
Podcast dedicated to drinking, discussing, and discovering the world of distilled spirits.
Liquor and Liqueur Connoisseur is a podcast for anyone that enjoys distilled spirits!

Built on the premise of drinking, discussing, and discovering the world of distilled spirits, each episode features consistent tastings and much more. The featured spirit's backstory is covered, including history of production, marketing, availability, notable events for the spirit, as well as personal stories on enjoyment.

This podcast features new episodes at least weekly, and is the work of host Matt Birchard, who created the podcast as a way to keep a new year's resolution to himself - which was to drink more!

So enjoy each episode whenever you have time, but it's recommended you enjoy a liquor or liqueur during the show!

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Matthew Birchard

I'm a fan of distilled spirits, and marketer by trade. Native of Portland, Oregon, USA.