The Substation No. 41 Rum Bar at the Breakfast Creek Hotel has boasted one of the largest rum collections in the world over the past three years, with over 500 different types of rum on offer. This impressive number wasn’t enough for the team behind the bar, though, who decided to add one more to the line-up.
The new bottling of Substation No. 41 Rum is a high quality blend that has just been officially unveiled this week.
The amber rum has fresh honey and orange blossom scents, and includes hints of vanilla and plum on the palate. It has a great finish with a lingering flavour that continues long after your last sip.
We tried out this versatile rum neat in a glass, as well as mixed in a few cocktails which included an orange mojito made with fresh orange and lime wedges.
Also served up was a rum punch made with fresh pineapple juice, and a summer storm with ginger beer, fresh lime and fresh slices of ginger.
Each of these cocktails brought out the refreshing nature of this new rum, which blended well with the fresh fruit flavours and wasn’t over-oaked or unnecessarily overpowering.
The rum also featured in various tasty bar canapés including the thrice cooked pork belly with rum marmalade, as well as dry aged rib fillet with smoky rum sauce.
Substation No. 41 rum is made from various sources of Queensland molasses, and is distilled right here in Queensland as well.
“We wanted to use natural Queensland ingredients to create a high-quality Australian rum with an exceptional taste,” said Stuart Griffith, Senior Bar Supervisor and Rum Specialist at Substation No. 41 Rum Bar.
“We went back and forth on about eight different blends, providing feedback for development until the blend was perfected, and the signature taste of Substation No. 41 Rum was created,” he said.
In addition to having an extensive array of rums, the Substation No. 41 Rum Bar includes a team of knowledgeable bartenders to help both beginner and aficionado rum drinkers choose the best drop for them.
The new Substation No. 41 Rum retails for$43.99 and is available now from Dan Murphy’s, and at the Breakfast Creek Hotel.