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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.
It's not often one finds a rum that is almost undrinkable, maybe the australians have a different taste to the rest of the world....this is one to avoid, but they do have a lot of t'shirts!
If you like the taste of news paper this rum is for you
I would't run my car on this god forsaken swill. This is a domestic dispute aching to happen. Save yourself the family court drama and buy anything and I mean absolutely anything else instead.
I prefer to drink rum straight up, but best not to with this fella. Rum in name only.
I always sample a new rum neat. A mistake for this rum. While it has a nice colour, I could only think that someone had replaced the rum with some form of tequila. Its possible that a really strong fruit mix will make this palatable. Bundaberg Original UP has a home in my cabinet now as a benchmark for what the bottom of the rating scale is.
Well it started off ok then this taste filled my mouth.. How do i describe it ? Sort of a cross between Moonshine and tart marmalade , horrible. My brain urged me to swallow it but i couldn't , i just spate it out ! The taste stayed in my mouth for ages even drinking a glass of water didn't shift it ! Did not want to waste a decent Ginger Beer with it ironically also made by Bundaberg.
The only reason i upped my score from -1 to 2 is i might get to visit their Distillery in the near future.
Good work guys, lol. What you are rating here is Bundaberg Rum Original 100 Proof, not UP. UP is that backbone of Bundaberg Rum and has been produced at Bundaberg for the last 127 years, with 2 fires, wars, depressions and droughts and still going strong. There are worse rums out there (Holey Dollar) and Bundy does have some exceptional rums (MDC Blenders Edition 2015) winning Double Gold in New York recently. Do yourselves a favour and try MDC Small batch and MDC Small Batch Vintage.
We are Australian and we love our Vegemite and our Bundaberg Rum. We don't really mind if the world doesn't agree or not, it means more for us!
Its Australia's national drink whether we like it or not!
When you ask for a Rum & Coke then this is what is expected, what dis you think a bunch of convicts would have come up with, an Anejo?
golden in colour and thats the only good thing
Ive only tried this of the range and wouldnt say no to investigating some of their others but for me it just didnt excite me. It was different and ill give it that but thats about it really. Not as smooth as others in the same price and i certainly wouldnt be drinking this one neat. Maybe im just a lil dissappointed as i expected more from the producers of what i think is the best ginger beer available!?!
Discovered this when travelling through Bundaberg itself in Australia. Really tasty, with coke or Bundaberg ginger beer as a 'Dark & Stormy'
Worst rum I ever tried, unbelievable it is bottled and sold to anyone. I got it as a gift from a friend and tried it and just can't believe how bad it is
Good for your bug out bag could use for starting fires etc.
Your average little get drunk rum full of kerosine so add coke to get it down
So this rum is an Aussie icon with a lot of history. I grew up on a sugar cane farm and in the cutting season fresh cut paddocks have an amazing smell. The same rich sugary molasses aroma can be found in Bundaberg UP. Best mixed with Coca-Cola as it's rough on the palate. The cane sugar after taste is what i love and will go back for, personally it's a nostalgic thing for me. As far as a refined and complex go, except to pay more.
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
History of Bundaberg rum bottles
Bundaberg Original Up rum review Matt Cotton of Rum & Reviews
Bundaberg Original Up rum review by the Dark Rum Runner
The Fat RumPirate reviews Bundaberg Original Up rum