Rum

Mt Uncle Distillery

Inland from Cairns, about ten minutes out of Mareeba sits Mt Uncle Distillery, a site that’s been in the news a bit lately for cracking the huge British market and selling their gin, that has an Australian twist, to the poms. Mt Uncle has been on our radars for a long time now, originally producing exotic fruit liqueurs, vodka and an interesting marshmallow vodka liqueur where the marshmallows are...

Ron Zacapa

Regular readers will know of my love for good quality rum. The majority of rum that we see in Australia is made by distilling fermented molasses, a technique called Industrial Rum or Traditional Rum, it was predominantly made in areas with British or Spanish influences. The process is a standard procedure and guarantees a standardised product. The differences in the spirit come about from the qual...

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