Beenleigh Distillery has unveiled its Dragon Release Rum, a limited-edition rum crafted from a selection of rum aged in barrel for up to eight years, and in tribute to 2024 the Year of the Dragon.

The tasting notes of the Dragon Release Rum describe a palate of rich, buttery, and spiced wood notes that are complex and rounded resulting in a smooth taste that works perfectly for sipping neat.

The exclusive launch comes as Beenleigh Distillery triumphed at the Australian International Rum Awards, the prestigious competition that’s solely focused on rum and cane spirits from around the world. Beenleigh’s Double Cask Rum scored an impressive 94 points, clinching the trophy for best Pot and Column Still Rum in addition to winning a Double Gold medal.

“We are humbled to compete and be recognised on the Global Stage once again. This accolade at the Australian International Rum Awards underscores our commitment to excellence and innovation in the world of spirits,” says Chris Illman, Beenleigh Distillery Head of Sales & Marketing.

Aged for five years with full-bodied flavour, Double Cask Rum is packed full of spiced oak and scorched toffee notes, giving way to honey, oak and lingering florals. Master-distilled in The Old Copper, a distinctive Copper Pot Still that’s signature shape and style is known as a Vat Still, is the only one of its kind in Australia.

Beenleigh is now looking to expand its offerings at the Queensland-based distillery with the upcoming launch of the Distillery Restaurant, a gastro-style culinary haven that promises an experience any rum aficionado will love.

The Beenleigh Dragon Release Rum is available now through Beenleigh.

Andy Young

Andy joined Intermedia as Editor of The Shout in 2015, writing news on a daily basis and also writing features for National Liquor News. Now Managing Editor of both The Shout and Bars and Clubs.

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