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Cheeky Monkey Collaboration!

Cheeky Monkey Brewery & Cidery are climbing upon our ship for a cheeky collaboration!

The process started by passing a few of our very own Bushtucker Spiced barrels onto Cheeky Monkey’s brewery, giving them a chance to make some magic. Now, Illegal Tender Rum Co are very excited to announce that the mystery barrels will be filled with Silverback Stout!

The end product will be released once the taste-testing proves it is ready.

Though there is no current release date, we hope you stay tuned for any updates along the way!

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Talk Like A Pirate Day!

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Arr! Where there be pirates there be rum!

Every year on September 19th Pirates gather round, rum in hand, to squabble over Pirate nonsense…

This year Illegal Tender Rum Co are taking part by giving all you legends 10% off all orders when using the code “shivermetimbers” at the checkout.

For some extra pirate fun, you can generate your very own pirate name here!

To find out more about Talk Like A Pirate Day, head to their website here.



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In The News – The Weekend Edition

Brisbane’s weekly news lifestyle brand, The Weekend Edition has featured our Bushtucker Spiced and 1808 Barely Legal as part of James Frostick’s recent piece “Five Australian craft spirits you need to add to your home bar”.

Listed second within the article,  James gives some insight into our history here at Illegal Tender Rum Co as well as listing some of the local bushtucker ingredients used to infuse the Bushtucker Spiced.

If you want to find out what those ingredients are, you can read the whole article here!

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That’s More Gold For Australia!

Illegal Tender Rum Co continues its strong performance at overseas Wine and Spirit Awards with another two GOLD medals for our Spiced and 1808 Barely Legal.

The CWSA have two major competitions per year in which 100 judges “blind taste” the wines and spirits from one of the 55 countries accepted with over 5000 entries. In China, this competition is considered one of the biggest and most prestigious of its kind. Its purpose is to discover wines and spirits to boost both the potential and sales of boutique and major brands by giving them the recognition they deserve.

After adding these two medals to the booty, let’s take another look at what we’ve won. Illegal Tender Rum Co has raked in the following:

SIP Awards 2017: Spiced – Silver medal for flavour profile, Spiced – Platinum medal for bottle design.

San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2017:  1808 Barely Legal – Bronze medal for flavour profile.

International Wine and Spirits Competition 2017: Spiced – Bronze medal for bottle design, 1808 Barely Legal – Silver medal for bottle design.

China Wine and Spirits Awards 2017: Spiced – Gold medal, 1808 Barely Legal – Gold medal.

To celebrate the win we are giving away a branded flask filled with Spiced to everyone who spends $150 or more! And of course all orders over $100 qualify for free postage.

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In the News – The Midwest Times

Following on from our participation in the Australia Post Pitchfest WA Finals in July, The Midwest Times writer, Zoe Keenan, has written an article covering the opportunity and other recent achievements.

Greg Sutherland, Australia Posts Chief Innovation Officer, spoke in the article about Codie’s entries for Pitchfest. Here’s what he had to say: “Codie’s pitch was confident, creative and a fantastic reflection of what people from regional areas can accomplish when given the opportunity.”

To read the article online or show your mates, click here!

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Tell Us What You Think!

We’re always saying at Illegal Tender Rum Co that if it wasn’t for all you legends, we wouldn’t be where we are today and because of that, we always want to hear what you think!

If you have ever wanted to somehow be a part of our Illegal Tender magic, here’s your chance to land a spot on either our website, Facebook page or Google. Upload a testimonial giving us your opinion on everything that goes down on our side of things.

Head to our Facebook page here to write a review and rating for us OR check out all our testimonials on our website here. Better still you can also tell us what you think on Google here. Either way we want some feedback from you – Don’t be shy!

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Father’s Day Packs Are Here!

Here at Illegal Tender Rum Co we have put together Father’s Day Packs for all our legends to grab just in time for September 3rd!

There are four different packs to choose from including a variety of hand picked products from WA owned and made small businesses. In these packs are a range of nibbles from Morish, Just Jerky and beverages from not only ourselves but Burnt Barrel’s very own Ned’s Ginger Beer as well.

We’re not saying this is the best Father’s Day present ever, but if you wanted the best Father’s Day present ever… this is what you should get!

Find the new packs located on our home page or grab one here before they’re gone!