By Rebecca Harris

Monday night (May 31) marked the end of an era for the Sydney Rum Club, with Wally Pack set to hand over the reigns as organiser of the popular monthly get-together.

As one of its founding members, The Sydney Rum Club was formed five years ago with Nigel Weisbaum and Phil Bayly, but fell by the wayside until Pack resurrected it at Eden Bar & Restaurant last June.

Each monthly meeting was hosted by a different rum representative, with Bacardi, Holey Dollar, Flor De Cana and Ron Zacapa amongst the rums to offer an hour-long presentation and tasting of their range.

Monday night’s meeting was hosted by local distributor Quittin’ Time, who showcased the Guyanan El Dorado rum, along with two examples of Brinley Gold flavoured rums.

Local hospitality figure Tom Bulmer will now take over responsibilities for the Sydney Rum Club, which will continue to be held at Eden Bar & Restaurant, until a new home is found.

Monday night also saw the first official tasting of ‘The Governor’s Downfall’ rum, a home-made pot-distilled Tasmanian rum that is a joint venture between TheShout's sister publication bars&clubs magazine and the Sydney Rum Club.

Laid down nine months ago, the rum is showing signs of winter spices, like cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.

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