Hinkler MP congratulates Bundaberg Distilling Co on 125 years

Saturday, 23 November 2013

Federal Member for Hinkler Keith Pitt said the anniversary marked not only a momentous occasion for the company, but also for the Hinkler electorate and him personally.  

“I, like many other locals, worked with Bundaberg Sugar and the Distillery as an apprentice,” he said.

“Bundaberg Rum was born from the ingenuity of a consortium of Bundaberg sugar millers, who found a way to utilise their excess molasses.

“Today, the distillery employs more than 50 people and is one of Queensland’s most popular tourist destinations.

“I would like to thank Bundaberg Distilling Co for their ongoing support of the local community, particularly during recent natural disasters, and I congratulate them on reaching 125 years.”