Bundaberg Master Distillers’ Collection Small Batch Rum Review

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IMG_2300If you’re a Bundy rum drinker, the last few years have been pretty exciting. Bundaberg Rum have been bringing out lots of new products, and tackling new markets with their latest offerings. There’s some girly rums¬†joining the Dark & Stormy range, and then there’s some products of refinement. Like this one. They belong to the Master Distiller’s Collection.

They all have a snazzy square bottle that looks top class with minimalist labelling and perfect for gifting. The prices are a bit more than you’d expect to pay for Bundy, but our opinion is they’re worth the price.

This offering is the cheapest of the collection at about $55.

They’re aged in cognac and brandy barrels, and as the name suggests there’s only a few made in a run.

Confusing Nose

Our wenches had a lot of trouble identifying the nose as there’s a very strong initial wash of acetone that assaults the smell. Once the nail polish remover had passed, it became much more pleasing and actually enjoyable.

  • Oaky barrel
  • Sweet molasses ¬†agave nectar
  • Liquorice
  • Banana
  • Fruity berries; mulberry pie & macerated strawberries

Tart, Tight Palate

We all agreed that this was the 1st Bundy rum we’d tried that we thought was a pleasant sippable rum, despite it having an initial bitterness. All others previous are reserved for cocktails and mixing only.

  • Green grapes
  • Gooseberries
  • Vinegared capers
  • Maple syrup
  • Rubber glove

Overall, we think this is worth a try and we’re willing to give the rest of the Master Distillers’ Rum Collection from Bundaberg Rum a go as well.