A new, award-winning Australian-made spiced rum from the Sunshine State, Pacific Drifter, has hit the Australian market.
The rum is crafted from locally sourced Queensland molasses that are distilled and then infused with cinnamon pods, Madagascan vanilla, and citrus peel. The distillery team aimed to make an all-season rum that matched the sunny Queensland environment.
Hitting the market in August of this year, Pacific Drifter has already won the Spiced Rum/Cane Spirit Trophy at the 2023 Australian Rum Awards.
Chris Illman, Pacific Drifter Head of Sales & Marketing, spoke about the success of the rum.
“We are absolutely thrilled for Pacific Drifter to receive such an esteemed trophy in its inaugural year of production. This award is a testament to our unwavering commitment to crafting a product that embodies the essence of Queensland’s sugarcane fields while pioneering sustainability practices. Winning this award amidst established industry giants is an honour beyond measure and a testament to the dedication of our team,” he said.
Pacific Drifter also has a strong commitment to sustainability, with initiatives such as creating label stock from sugar cane waste and sourcing molasses locally. Both sugar cane pulp and molasses are by-products of the sugar-making process, so utilising these products in the production of Pacific Drifter rum reduces waste throughout the supply chain.
Pacific Drifter sits at 37 per cent ABV and retails for $60 RRP.