Illegal Tender Rum Co

Illegal Tender Distillery

From 1787, and for the first three decades of Australia’s history, rum was an unofficial form of tender in Australia. However, in 1808 the Governor of New South Wales, William Bligh, ordered that rum be made an 'illegal tender'. Our name and our spirits pay tribute to that time in Australian history and our 230 year love affair with rum.

Our premium spirits are lovingly crafted, by Head Distiller Codie Palmer, in small batches using only high quality Australian ingredients. We're very proud of the international acclaim we've received so far with ten medals in less than two years.

We are passionate about producing the best spirits we can and believe you can't cut corners on quality. So, to make our award-winning smooth, premium rum we use only dark brown cane sugar. This is unusual because it is a much more expensive ingredient.  Most other rums are distilled from cheaper, sour and harsher tasting molasses. 

All our she spirits are distilled twice at our purpose built distillery in Dongara, Western Australia.

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