News

Man waits 11 days for rum

Jason Tomkins waited 11 days to ensure he got the first bottle at the launch of the new Bundaberg Original Select Vat at the bond store.
Jason Tomkins waited 11 days to ensure he got the first bottle at the launch of the new Bundaberg Original Select Vat at the bond store. Max Fleet

JASON Tomkins spent 11 days camping outside the Bundy Rum Bondstore.

And the wait paid off on Saturday, when he became the first person to lay his hands on the Bundaberg Distilling Company's latest special editions release, the Bundaberg Original Select Vat Rum.

"I turned up on (June 13) and I camped there the whole time," Mr Tomkins said.

"I've done it a few times.

"Last year I camped out for three weeks."

Mr Tomkins said the long wait to be first in line was well worth it.

"I definitely won't be drinking it," he said.

"I've been collecting for about two years."

Mr Tomkins said the rum release events were always plenty of fun.

"The spirit was really good as it always is," he said.

"It's good to catch up with friends that you only see at the launches."

Mr Tomkins, who arrived on a Wednesday, said it was several nights before anyone else arrived.

"It was Sunday morning before the others turned up," he said.

Hundreds of people gathered for the launch of the four-year-old rum.

Bundaberg Distilling Company Bondstore manager Haydn Jobson said the unveiling was exciting for the distillery.

"Utilising the Distillery's 120 years of rum making expertise, our master craftsman searched through two-year-old original rum reserves and hand selected those that exhibited the right qualities and characteristics," he said.

"These premium rum reserves were then double aged for a total of four years in oak vats to produce this product."

The aviation-themed launch attracted people from near and far with plenty of people getting geared up in their best pilot outfits for the day.

Every bottle bears the vat number 207 from which this rum comes.

The first 5000 bottles are individually numbered and the product will still be for sale this week at the Bondstore.

 

Topics:  alcohol bundaberg distilling company bundaberg rum



How to survive a bushfire in your car

IT SOUNDS like a nightmare, but it can happen.

Eight reasons to join the RFS

SPREAD across 93% of Queensland, the Rural Fire Service has about 36,000 volunteers. And you could be one of them.

What if my insurer gives me grief?

CLAIMING your insurance cover after a natural disaster can go one of two ways. It can be a breeze, or like pulling teeth.

Man hospitalised after air conditioning leak

Ambulance generic

Man taken to hospital after exposure to leaked refrigerant

Warwick rider eyes off new event after riding injury

Jackson, Halle-Belle, Jody and Peel Tribe as Peel recovers from an injury at the Warwick Rodeo.

Rodeo rider making good recovery from Warwick injury

WATCH: Cricketers pitch in in fight against violence

TAKING A STAND: Sponsor Adam Colrain and Warwick Zonta president Jacinta Fromm visiting Slade Park where the Warwick Redbacks played in specially made team shirts to support Zonta's message against domestic violence.

Warwick Rosewool Redbacks taking a stand

Local Partners

15 things to do on the Southern Downs this weekend

If you're looking for something to do this weekend, here's some awesome ideas


Warwick Little Athletics to hold fund-raising day

Bree Ragh in high jump at the Warwick Little Athletics Centre.

Walkathon planned for little athletics

Kernaghan's a 'boy from the bush' with a timeless quality

Country music singer Lee Kernaghan.

Lee Kernaghan is celebrating the 25th year of his breakthrough song.

Don't miss the free Bunnings Christmas party

Free Bunnings Christmas Family Night

WARWICK'S Bunnings Warehouse will come alive tonight for Xmas

EXCLUSIVE: Meet Robert Irwin, wildlife photographer

SNAPPER: Apart from wildlife, photography is Robert Irwin's great passion.

Steve's boy has a passion for photography

Louis Tomlinson's tribute to late mother

Louis Tomlinson's new single is a tribute to his late mother.

Justin Timberlake stuns students with secret class

Justin Timberlake stunned high school students in Sydney

Carrie Fisher says Ford will be bugged by affair confession

Carrie Fisher is sure Harrison Ford is annoyed at her

Dakota Fanning rekindles romance with childhood sweetheart

Dakota Fanning rekindles romance with ex

Jennifer Lawrence apologises to the people of Hawaii

Jennifer Lawrence sorry for 'offensive' story

Essential to get new Maroochydore CBD fundamentals right

LOOKING AHEAD: The central business district at Maroochydore is planned to be the heart of the Sunshine Coast.

SunCentral reports good progress on 53ha Sunshine Coast city heart

'Crucial' farm land eyed by defence department

Lawson Geddes moving the Brangus cattle to higher ground - which is the land the Defence Department is interested taking for the Shoalwater Bay expansion.

"You can't have one without the other.”

Former Shark Show for sale for $1.3 million

Vic Hislop at the old Shark Show.

TALK about a jaws-dropping real estate opportunity.

There's a whole lot of luxury in this home

The Endeavour Foundation's latest prize home in Mountain Creek.

WHEN it comes to desirable homes, it's hard to go past a prize home.

Ipswich City Properties asset portfolio retains its value

Ipswich City Council Administration Building, South Street, Ipswich. Photo: Claudia Baxter / The Queensland Times

New website launched by Ipswich City Council

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!