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The History of Rum – Part Five – Rum Rebellion

We are back to peel yet another layer back from the amazing history that is rum! Part three will take you across the seas during what we now call Australia Day…

January 26, 1808 (doesn’t that year sound familiar) was once the time of an uprising in which Gov. William Bligh and the corps took rums name through to the end, unaware that this day in history would turn into what it has today for the Australian community.

Despite rum not necessarily having been the main cause of this uprising, due to its presence as currency during William Bligh being overthrown in the Government House… This was to be called the Rum Rebellion for decades to come!

1808… Being such a distinct moment in history both in 2018 and 210 years ago in 1808, the connection between this piece of history and our 1808 Barely Legal cane spirit is much more logic than one may deem upon first examination.

“This spirit is a tribute to the men & women who founded Australia, the rule breakers, the battlers, and the ones who never gave in.” –  A history that Illegal Tender Rum Co has embraced in the process of creating two international multi-award winning products where each sip can take you back to a history you never actually experienced. Now that’s an uprising.