The Beenleigh Artisan Rum Distillery is a living piece of Queensland history, as the oldest registered working distillery in Australia. The iconic Distillery building, built in, part in 1884, is now fronted by a modern cellar door that brings together rum making traditions of the past and new spirit drinkers of today.
Opened in late 2012, the Beenleigh Artisan Distillery Visitor Centre takes visitors on a trip back in time through the Distillery, which still bears testament to the 1887 Albert River flood. And to the giant barrel hall, where the air is thick with what is known as the Angel’s share - the spirit that evaporates from the barrel as the rum ages. Visitors get to see how Beenleigh rum has returned to the quality and craft it was once renowned for, using small batch copper pot distillation, barrel aging and quality local ingredients, such as molasses from the family-owned Rocky Point Sugar Mill just a few kilometers down the road.