|In the three black tanks on the left we
combine Australian unrefined brown sugar with water and high
quality yeast; allowing them to get acquainted at a toasty
Next we pour this requited sugar, water and yeast
'Patch' into the boiler; the left-most stainless steel
container with the two columns rising out of it. This patch is
heated until the contents begin to turn to a gas, rise up the
column and condense in the stainless steel tank attached.
We discard the first 10% of the result, referred to as the
'heads'. The head contains metholated spirits - best left for
cleaning floors not our livers.
We discard the final 20%, the 'tails'. The tails contains a
combination of fusel oils that go into making such things as
The remaining 70% of the Distillate is called the 'heart'
and is comprised primarily of ethanol. We combine this ethanol
with caramelized sugar in our two large metal mixing tanks
central to our factory floor. In these two tanks the rum
undergoes a series of filtration and refining processes that
ensure it is light, smooth and tasty.
The final stage of the process is the most time consuming.
Each batch of rum is placed in one of our 300L French Oak
barrels and allowed to age. It is this extra time that
determines the difference between a good rum and a great rum!
If you would like a walk and a talk through the Distillery
in person, we do tours by appointment for groups up to 15 people. $10 a head and you'll have the Master
Distiller's ear and perhaps even a taste of some barrel proof
rum! Tour bookings can be made over the phone, through the web
or by fax.
Contact details available