Bundaberg Rum Distillery brings home international tourism awards

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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.

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.”

Just recently it was announced HRH The Prince of Wales will visit the Bundaberg Rum Distillery as part of a tour of the region on 6 April. Visitors near and far are invited to join in the celebrations.

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.