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Beenleigh Distillery Unveils Limited-Edition Dragon Release Rum

Beenleigh Distillery Unveils Limited-Edition Dragon Release Rum

Australia’s first-born distillery, Beenleigh, has unveiled its latest masterpiece, Dragon Release Rum, an exclusive and limited-edition blend crafted from an exquisite selection of rum that’s been aged in barrel for up to eight years in tribute to the 2024 Year of the Dragon. Arriving in individually numbered bottles, Dragon Release Rum captures the same strength, power and energy as the Lunar New Year zodiac while remaining unmistakably Beenleigh.

A testament to the resilience and dedication that has shaped the iconic distillery, Dragon Release Rum features a palate of rich, buttery, and spiced wood notes that are complex and rounded resulting in a smooth taste that works perfectly for sipping neat. A nod to the fierce spirit of Beenleigh Distillery and the trials and tribulations it’s withstood, including the devastating floods of 2017 and 2020, Dragon Release Rum weaves together tall stories, colourful characters, and a heritage as rich and distinctive as Beenleigh Rum itself.

The exclusive launch comes as Beenleigh Distillery triumphed at the Australian International Rum Awards, the prestigious competition that’s solely focused on rum and cane spirits from around the world. Beenleigh’s Double Cask Rum scored an impressive 94 points, clinching the trophy for best Pot and Column Still Rum in addition to winning a Double Gold medal.

Aged for five years with full-bodied flavour, Double Cask Rum is packed full of spiced oak and scorched toffee notes, giving way to honey, oak and lingering florals. Master-distilled in The Old Copper, a distinctive Copper Pot Still that’s signature shape and style is known as a Vat Still, is the only one of its kind in Australia.

“We are humbled to compete and be recognised on the Global Stage once again. This accolade at the Australian International Rum Awards underscores our commitment to excellence and innovation in the world of spirits,” says Chris Illman, Beenleigh Distillery Head of Sales & Marketing.

Beenleigh now looks to expand its offerings at their Queensland-based distillery with the upcoming launch of the Distillery Restaurant, a gastro-style culinary haven that promises an experience any rum aficionado will love. Pervading a flawless blend of exceptional rum and delectable cuisine, the new restaurant will be a testament to Beenleigh redefining the boundaries of excellence.

The Dragon Release Rum is available now and can be purchased from Beenleigh Rum. The Double Cask Rum is also available via the website, Dan Murphy’s, Vintage Cellars, Liquorland and other retailers around the country.

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