The Bundaberg Rum Distillery has officially been named the best distillery visitor centre in the world as part of the International Spirits Challenge 2020.
The iconic tourism experience not only scooped a gold medal, it took out the Double Gold Medal and trophy for Best Distillery Visitor Centre in the Spirits Tourism Awards component of the challenge.
The win comes off the back of Bundaberg Rum Distillery winning gold at the Australian Tourism Awards.
Bundaberg Rum D2C Marketing and Experience Manager Duncan Littler said taking out the International Spirits Challenge was highly rewarding.
“To take home an international award of this calibre is an incredible feeling, especially so soon after our last recognition,” Duncan said.
“The team are also riding high off the back of our multiple award wins, especially following a year in which we had to pause our Visitor Experience operations for a short time.
It is down to their never-ending drive and passion to create an unforgettable customer experience that we take home these coveted accolades.
We’re now open again and excited to welcome back visitors as we look ahead to the future.”
The Bundaberg Rum Distillery faced off against international competition to take the main prize for the Distillery Visitor Centre category, recognised as a Double Gold and trophy winner.
The Blend Your Own Rum Experience was also highly commended with a gold medal in the Distillery Tour category, behind Irish Distillery, Roe & Co.
Judges applauded the Bundaberg team on their dedication to promoting local tourism and boosting the economy, as well as providing a superb experience steeped in brand heritage.
These International Spirits Challenge awards for the Bundaberg Rum Visitor Experience are the latest additions to Bundy’s bulging trophy cabinet, which is already home to over 200 domestic and international awards for its rum and tourism experiences.
Bundaberg Rum said the award re-affirms the Bundaberg Rum Distillery as not only Australia’s best and most awarded rum distillery and a must-see tourist attraction, but also the best distillery visitor centre in the world.
The International Spirits Challenge 2020 was judged in September with trophy winners announced last night.
About the Bundaberg Rum Visitor Experience
The Bundaberg Rum Visitor Experience is the home of Bundaberg Rum and the iconic Distillery tour.
The Bundaberg Rum Museum is included as part of the Distillery tour, and allows tourists to walk through a series of converted 75,000L oak vats while learning of the proud, rich history behind one of Australia's favourite spirits. The museum also has the world's largest collection of unique Bundaberg Rum bottles and is home to Bundy R Bear.
The Bundaberg Rum Visitor Experience also includes a large Retail Store where guests can purchase products exclusive to the Distillery.
Visitor Experience opening times:
Weekdays: 9:30am – 5pm (tours run on the hour, last tour at 3pm)
Weekends & Public Holidays: 9:30am – 4pm (tours run on the hour, last tour at 2pm)