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Bundaberg Original UP Rum is the flagship product of the Bundaberg Distilling company of Australia, which first crafted their original rum in 1888. This rum is double-distilled and aged for two years.
The Original UP Bundaberg rum brand is still sold in its traditional “Brick” bottle that goes by a variety names including Liquid Gold, Bundy, The Square Bear and Cane Champagne.
Grew up on this rocket fuel, was the starter to many parties. Used to be cheap and nasty now its just nasty ! But it is very popular across AU guess its an acquired taste ;) Still hit it on occasion if I'm desperate because most pubs only stock this rum.
Drowned in coke it's drinkable, barely but do not ever attempt to sip this stuff! It's like turpentine, good gag drink when your buddy tells you to get him 'anything' from the bar
You get what you pay for in this rum, cheap to buy but not great to drink
I'll be honest, I'm not even entirely sure which Bundaberg I tried... But while in Australia I picked up a bottle and it was... not so good. Not terrible, but even mixed it wasn't that enjoyable.
Before I liked rum I visited the distillery when I was travelling - I often wonder if it would have tasted better over there. Every Aussie I've met raves about the stuff but it isn't for me; very unique taste unlike any other rum I've tried.
Being form Oz, I wanted to try our local rum.
Not very tasty even as a mixer, maybe I've gotten too used to the spied rums form the Caribbean area.
Won't be buying this ever again
Even as an Aussie, I tend to steer clear of "Bundy".
This is foul and not relevant as a rum hideous and does not deserve a rating ...
Good for your bug out bag could use for starting fires etc.
Your average little doesnt get drunk rum full of kerosine so add coke to get it down
The smell and taste, I had to ask the barman if he mistakenly given me disinfectant...truly awful.
Was on holliday near another german bordershop, so here we go, lots of new rom for the collection :D
Its a good rum then it is warm but then its cold its it taste like bad whiskey and smells like it to but warm it up and its fine but only warm!! 👍🏻
Will drink this any day of the week no worries great with lots of ice and some Coke, harsh as all Buggery straight
Look use this to start the car or if you are already smashed and feel like a wake up call this Draino will really open up the sluices. Harsh drink with no complexity, smash your face into a wall before drinking and use for medicinal purposes only.
Right, don't go to Australia for the rum. I honestly can't figure out why all aussies drink this, its awfull. Luckily the stores do sell some rums that do taste nice!
But, fair enough, it is the cheapest rum around and you can mix it with cola to make a supersweet mix if you want lemonade wih alcohol :')
It's just rum nothing more. If there is nothing else then that will come in handy. Low rating from me.
Being an iconic Aussie drink you gotta wander why they chose a polar bear as there symbol, despite their name. Can't remember the last time they where running around Oz.
Did enjoy this rum as a mixer though, had a different taste to any other rum I've tried before, which I liked, and would take this before rums such as appleton's vx etc. Main problems are, it's rather hard to find in NZ & it costs way to much at $60-70 for a litre bottle. It's no where close to being that good. Knock it down to $40 & you'd have a fair rum at a fair price
Maybe Australia developed different tastes before the era off globalisation. No disrespect to Aussies or to the Czech scientist who modernised Bundy production in the 1950s but by international standards this is a rough product with a harsh aftertaste. The distillery in bundaberg is worth a visit but I think production has been moved south....
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A sweet sugary rum,almost like whiskey but ok with coke.
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