With a growing local industry and an increased interest in the best from around the world, The Oak Barrel will be holding Rum Appreciation classes at semi-regular intervals throughout 2018.

It’s one of the world’s most consumed and best known spirits, but understanding about rum and what makes a quality rum can be quite murky.

What exactly is molasses? What is an Agricole rum? Why are there no unaged white rums in Australia? What does an age statement on a rum actually mean? Is Bundy the best we can do?

Putting together a range of specially selected local and international rums, The Oak Barrel’s Rum Appreciation night will go through a range of different styles and methods – explaining the differences along the way.

We’ll be celebrating rum in the best sense – coming from the land and representing that in your bottle.

We’ll also touch on the current scene, from the British navy to the Australian cocktail drinker – how did rum get here?

The tasting will be guided by The Oak Barrel’s spirit expert, and as such we’ll be able to pull from all over the spectrum – no locked-in brand alignment here.

Tickets are strictly limited for each date as we want to keep these Appreciation nights quite intimate.