Pacific Drifter spiced rum from sunny Queensland
In the sweltering, sun-drenched heart of Queensland, a realm where the local kangaroos could give a masterclass in pugilism to the political elite, a thrilling new chapter in the annals of Australian distillery is being written. Enter Pacific Drifter spiced rum, a liquid ode to the quintessential Aussie spirit, as iconic as an impromptu beach barbie. This nectar, born from the stickiest Queensland molasses from local sugar canes – is a stroke of genius.
These alchemists of the spirit world have masterfully infused their brew with cinnamon pods, vanilla beans spirited away from Madagascar, and citrus peels with more zing than a saltwater crocodile’s grin.
Winner of the Spiced Rum Spirit Trophy 2023
Their vision? A rum for every season, a bold ambition in a land predominantly kissed by the sun. And the fruits of their labour, unveiled to the market in August last year, have already outsmarted the old guard, seizing the Spiced Rum/Cane Spirit Trophy at the 2023 Australian Rum Awards. A coup d’état in the world of spirits!
Chris Illman, the maestro of Sales & Marketing, couldn’t contain his excitement. “We are absolutely thrilled for Pacific Drifter to receive such an esteemed trophy in its inaugural year of production,” he exclaimed, a statement brimming with the pride of a team who’ve managed to capture the very soul of Queensland’s sugarcane fields while trailblazing in sustainable practices.
Indeed, sustainability is at the heart of their ethos. They’re crafting label stock from sugar cane waste – a small, yet significant step in their quest to save the planet, one bottle of rum at a time. Sourcing molasses locally, they’re minimizing waste, an approach as pragmatic as it is commendable.
From the cane fields to your glass, Pacific Drifter is an unadulterated, traditional masterpiece. The end product? A rum that’s as unmistakably Australian as a surfer bronzed by the relentless Aussie sun, imbued with the indefatigable spirit of Down Under craftsmanship.
Pacific Drifter a robust 37 percent ABV
And for those parched souls eagerly awaiting a taste, Pacific Drifter boasts a robust 37 percent ABV and is yours for the modest sum of $60 RRP. It’s not just an invitation; it’s a challenge to experience the latest marvel in the world of spirits. So, here’s to grabbing a bottle, pouring a glass, and raising a toast to the brilliance that is Australia’s latest contribution to the global spirits scene. But remember, as you indulge, keep an eye out for those boxing kangaroos.