The Rum Club Australia™ privileged to exclusively offer the first ever Single Cask Release (Barrel #1570) of the Beenleigh Flood Rum 2022 Single Cask Release.
Celebrating 138 years of Australian rum provenance, crafting the Real Australian Spirit since 1884 — the award-winning, heritage-listed Beenleigh Distillery stand the test of time on the banks of the Albert River. The Big Red shed and all within has survived numerous flood events and countless close calls, counting its blessings within the extremes of our Australian climate including the deluge from Tropical Cyclone Debbie in 2017.
On March 30, 2017, our Distillery team had two fresh molasses ferments underway prior to the flood waters rapidly rising with the Albert River in full force and eventually resulted in a near record peak of in excess of 3 metres within our grand old iconic home of Beenleigh & Inner Circle Rums. These ferments were quickly isolated during the ensuring devastation the included one of our 100 year old vats floating during the flood peak.
Upon the recovery and distillery operations continuing, the 127 day & 130 day fermentations were distilled and resulted in 12 ex-Bourbon American Oak barrels being filled. Through the adversity of Mother Nature, the resilience of the Big Red shed, the Distillery team and local Beenleigh community has risen once again above these flood waters, resulting in this Single Barrel collaboration with Rum Club Australia.
Beenleigh Flood Rum 2022 Single Cask Release was bottled in January 2022, offering 4 years & 5 months maturation — the oldest release of this unique rum to date. A truly unique rum that will be sort after for years to come!