Prince Charles re-visits Bundaberg Rum

His Royal Highness Prince Charles returned to the Bundaberg Rum Distillery after his first visit 24 years ago in 1994.

Prince Charles and Queensland premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk were hosted at Bundaberg Distilling Co. for a private tour and ‘blend your own’ rum experience.

Prince Charles said: “I'm thrilled that this distillery's proving to be the one that produces some of the most famous and special of all rums around the world."

Prince Charles was guided through a tasting in the Bundaberg Rum Barrel House before taking up the offer to blend his own Bundaberg Rum.

Bundaberg chair, Kylie McPherson, said: “His Royal Highness Prince Charles was a charming and delightful guest and unsurprisingly given his passion for environmental protection and sustainability, he was particularly interested to hear of Bundaberg Rum’s green credentials. 

“He was complimentary of our efforts to support the community following the devastating effects of natural disasters in the Bundaberg region in past years including the floods in 2011 that saw us raise $500,000 in donations through the sale of our special release Watermark rum, and more recently 2013 that saw us donate or raise $450,000 for the Red Cross Queensland Flood Appeal.”

The Bundaberg Rum team presented Prince Charles with two bottles of the HRH special Bundaberg Rum.