If you’re looking for something to do this Easter Long Weekend, why not plan a fun-filled road trip north of Perth to the twin coastal towns of Dongara and Port Denison and visit us at our state-of-the-art distillery. Enjoy an insightful distillery tour followed by a relaxing tasting of our award-winning produce.
Illegal Tender Rum Co is a small distillery located in Dongara-Port Denison, some four hours north of Perth, WA. We are an award-winning international distillery that has only been in service for a little over six years. Since its inception, Illegal Tender has received a total of 17 World Spirit Awards for all three of its products, including a bronze medal in their first year of competition. Come and witness our uniquely WA business’s hard work and commitment as we bring Australian-made rum to the world stage.
Experience an immersive tour through the magical world of rum making
Celebrate the Easter weekend by taking our tour and enjoy an immersive behind the scenes deep dive into the magical world of rum making. This sensory day-tour takes you around the distillery, where you can see just what goes into producing our award-winning rum, including a personal guide through our one-of-a-kind distilling process from barrel to bottle. You might assume that spirit making is a matter of throwing some spices into a barrel and distilling. Still, once you see how passionate every team member of the Illegal Rum Co is about our process, you’re sure to become obsessed with the pure rum process as we are.
Using rainwater and entirely Australian products to produce their small batches of spirits, Illegal Tender Rum Co substitutes molasses with Dark Brown Cane Sugar for a fuller, rich and intensely ambrosial flavour.
For $30 per person, you can enjoy the 30-minute journey, and one of our expert guides will take you through the processing facility, through to our bottling area and finally the barrelhouse, where the spirit needs to sit for two years to legally be called rum. Although our tours are 18+ adults only, we have beautiful grounds for your kids to explore and visit; our friendly alpacas in our animal area are always a hit with the young ones. Tour prices include two complimentary samples of our award-winning spirits in our beautiful cellar door restaurant. Bookings are essential so please book via our website or get in contact to take the tour.
Come visit our cellar door and taste what we have on offer
For those of you that just can’t wait to get into the tasting part of the tour, our Cellar Door has a range of tasting options where you can grab yourself some of our award-winning, handmade, one-of-a-kind spirits. Tastings are available throughout the day without booking necessary, and our specialists are highly knowledgeable on our rich history with Illegal Tender Co and Australia. Step through the large wooden doors into the massive wooden cellar door automatically transports you into the rum realm. With a sizable hand-drawn mural on the back wall, the children will be amused by attempting to locate the “Where’s Wally” face in the artwork, as you are led on a sensory journey through our award-winning facility. Strike up a conversation with our friendly staff about your preferred flavours and allow them to explain the process that creates them, including 15ml samples of our products available from $5.00.
So whether you consider yourself a spirits connoisseur or are just looking for a taste of Australiana, join us this Easter Long Weekend.
We are so pleased to announce our new restaurant is opening soon!
We have been working so hard to bring you our brand new restaurant! Opening on the 3rd of April, we are so excited for you to come and try our delicious menu! With a huge range of fresh options, you will be able to take a tour and then enjoy lunch before exploring our beautiful grounds.
Our operating hours
We are open Thursdays through to Sundays from 11 am till 5 pm, making it the perfect trip to take before the public holiday on Monday. Tours run on the hour every hour, with the last tour being at 4 pm. If you are interested in booking a group tour, please visit our website Illegal Tender Rum or give us a call on (08) 9927 2555.
Try our spirits in the comfort of your own home
If you can’t join us on our Illegal Tender Rum Tour but would still like to experience our range of different rums and spirits we have on offer, why not spoil yourself or your loved ones this Easter long weekend with a nice bottle of liquor your choice? All the products purchased from our website come with free delivery and are dispatched within 7 working days of payment. Check out our online store and grab a delicious award-winning Australian Rum & spirit for a smooth sailing, well-deserved Easter break!