Bundaberg Distillatorium to feature at Festival of Sails

Visitors will get a taste of one of Australia’s most iconic brands when the unique Bundaberg Distillatorium comes to Geelong during the 2016 Festival of Sails. The $1.2million Distillatorium is on a three year national tour and will visit the Victorian city for the first time during the Royal Geelong Yacht Club’sFestival of Sails from January 22 to 26.

Festival goers will have the chance to taste premium rums and experience the rich history at the heart of Queensland’s historic Bundaberg Distilling Company. The Distillatorium brings to life the untold story of one of Australia’s greatest rum distilleries and takes visitors on an interactive and sensory journey through the Company’s 126 year history.

Festival of Sails Chairman Chris Williams said the BundabergDistillatorium will be a fantastic addition to the foreshore activities during the regatta and long weekend festivities. “Sailors and visitors to the club will be amazed by this fantastic display and as the old sailing shanty goes, ‘ho ho ho and a bottle of rum’,” he said.

This mobile distillery experience features a premium self-contained bar and private tasting den where expert ‘Rum Hosts’ will present an entertaining immersion into the secrets of how rums are crafted and how to drink them in delicious cocktails.

The Bundaberg Distillatorium is a massive 22m x 16m in size. It is an exquisitely crafted activation and will give visitors a taste of what to expect when they visit the real home of Bundaberg Rum in Queensland.

The 2016 Festival of Sails is gearing up to be one of the most exciting sea and shore spectaculars organised by the club in many years. The regatta plays a key role on the nation’s yachting calendar, regularly attracting 3000 competitors and up to 300 yachts.

The 2016 Festival of Sails racing series will be staged across five days with Sports Boats kicking off the action on Friday January 22. For the first time in many years, the historic Passage Race will be held on Saturday of the Australia Day long weekend. The Saturday date means an even bigger fleet of yachts will have the opportunity to make the dash from Melbourne to Geelong for line honours. The remainder of the series racing will be held across Sunday and Monday, with the Festival of Sails Regatta drawing to a close on the Australia Day Tuesday.

Visitors to Geelong and local residents can experience not only the exciting Bundaberg Distillatorium and great sailing action, but also the many other activities and entertainment as part of the Australia Day long weekend ‘Shoreside Festival’.


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