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Illegal Tender – helping kick breast cancer

Robyn Oldham has been working hard, not only battling cancer but also raising money to go towards further research for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

We donated a couple of bottles to Robyn Oldham’s recent Breast Cancer Breakfast.

It is our opportunity to contribute to a very worthy community initiative. Together we can fight Breast Cancer.

If you’re interested in one of the many ways you can help donate to Breast Cancer research, you can find any information you need to know here!

You can also support Robyn’s work here.


Donated Bottle
Winner of the Bushtucker Spiced


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BBQ & Beers & Illegal Tender

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Illegal Tender Rum Co are proud to announce the “Illegal Ginger”, our collaboration with Burnt Barrel Outback Brewbq!

We will be wing-manning Burnt Barrel Outback Brewbq over the weekend at the Smokin’ on the Water BBQ & Chilli Challenge Family Weekend where we will be showcasing both our own products as well as our collaboration.

Some of the other interesting drinks on the menu for the weekend include Burnt Barrel’s Neds Ginger Beer, 150 Lashes Pale Ale and Great Northern 3.5. Come along, take a sip and a seat and enjoy yourself!

When: 3:30pm – 11pm, Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th November

Where: Bayswater Riverside Garden

For more information, you can find the Facebook event here!

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Illegal Tender Rum Co Map

Illegal Tender Rum Co had a great success last weekend with the Grand Opening Weekend Tours and now our tours are available every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday!

For those of you who didn’t get the exclusive at the Grand Opening, here’s what you need to know…

The tours start at 11am each Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday and run for approximately 1 hour. This takes you through the Illegal Tender Rum Co distillery, giving you a viewing of the new and beautiful Cellar Door as well as tastings of our award winning products. The goodness doesn’t end there though…you can also join us for lunch.

So if you’re interested in one our tours, click here to find out more information! Make sure if you’ve attended a tour to review us via the TripAdvisor box on the tours page.

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Grand Opening Success

Codie & Hayley

Over the weekend, Illegal Tender Rum Co held an official Grand Opening Weekend!

The weekend celebrated the official opening of our Cellar Door to the public! We want to give a huge thanks to everyone who managed to come down and experience one of our exclusive grand opening tours.

It was a fantastic turnout and we cannot wait for more tours to come!

If you’re interested in one of our tours, click here for more information.

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Venue Tasting @ deVine Cellars

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We have two more venue tastings coming up on Friday the 10th of November. These tastings will be held very locally to the Perth community at deVine Cellars. Over 2008, 2011, 2013 & 2014 deVine Cellars were awarded with prestigious titles such as Metro Retailer of the Year and WA Liquor Retailer of the Year, a testament to the hard work, dedication and vision of the team at deVine.

Come and say hi to Stefano and gain a first hand appreciation of our products.

First Tasting
When: Friday 10th November, 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Where: deVine Cellars
Hawaiian’s Noranda Shopping Centre
Benara Road
Noranda, WA, 6062

View location here

Second Tasting
When: Friday 10th November, 4pm to 6pm

Where: deVine Cellars
911 Beaufort Street
Inglewood, WA, 6052

View location here

Keep your eyes peeled for more to come near you!

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Grand Opening Weekend!

Spiced & 1808 Barely Legal

At Last! The time has come for Illegal Tender Rum Co’s official Grand Opening weekend!

As most of you would already know, we have been putting a lot of work toward opening our Cellar Door.

The team are extremely proud to announce the official Cellar Door Grand Opening will take place this weekend at Illegal Tender Rum Co!

Grand Opening Tours are available for this Saturday and Sunday, starting at 10:30am and finishing at 4pm. The tours run for fifteen minutes which includes the tasting of two products and an exclusive viewing of our brand new Cellar Door!It is also a great opportunity to meet the team. Come and say hello!

Don’t hesitate – Be one of the first to book your exclusive spot on the very first Grand Opening Tour here!

In case you missed our last blog post… The Larry Lobster Festival local to Dongara will also be held this Saturday, giving a great opportunity to spend a day experiencing Dongara’s finest! For more information on the Larry Lobster Festival, you can read our post here.

Cellar Door Sign

Illegal Tender Rum Co Map


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Larry Lobster Festival

Sunset at Larry Lobster Festival

Located in both Dongara and Port Denison, The Larry Lobster Festival will be held this Saturday, October 21st providing a bit of fun for anyone to attend!

The festival includes a bunch of activities for the whole family (especially the kids!) including a bouncy castle, a live band and face painting. This year will be concluded with fireworks after they move to Port Denison in the afternoon.

This weekend will also be the official opening of Illegal Tender Rum Co’s Cellar Door. As we get closer to the date, we will begin releasing more exciting information on where to find us and what tours are available! Keep your eyes peeled for our updates – we look forward to welcoming you all to see the region’s latest tourist attraction.

Make a day of it – drop in and see us while the Larry Lobster Festival is on!

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Last Hurdle Down!

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Just as the good news keeps flying in, we are ecstatic to announce that the surveyor has come by and confirmed we will be signing off the last item on our list tomorrow.

Do you know what this means? Illegal Tender Rum Co will be ready for opening next weekend!

Watch this space – we will shortly be listing our Distillery Tours. You can get a guided tour of our facilities, enjoy a meal and sample our products on site.

This is the culmination of a lot of hard work and we couldn’t have got there without the loyal support of our customers and family and we can’t wait to welcome you all.


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WA Regional Small Business Awards

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We’re on a roll now!

Illegal Tender Rum Co have been selected as finalists in this year’s Western Australian Regional Small Business Awards!

The Regional Small Business Awards have been supporting regionally based business award programs as well as providing an avenue for many of their winners to compete at state level for 15 years.

Category award winners receive a prize of $1,000 cash, a personalised trophy and recognition over state wide media. Due to a range of big companies sponsoring these awards, small business have opportunities to truly expand their business.

The awards will be announced at a Gala Awards Night on November 10th where we will find out which small businesses have one awards in their categories.

Thanks again to all our loyal customers who have gotten us to where we are today!


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Venue Tasting @ Golden Bay Liquor Store

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As mentioned in our previous blog post, Stefano Urso, WA Brand Ambassador will begin holding product tasting sessions in various locations around WA, available for anyone to attend. Our first session will be this month at the Golden Bay Liquor Store!

The details for this session are below and Stef would love to see you there. Stay tuned for more sessions to come!

When: 3:30pm to 7:30pm Saturday, 21st October

Where: Golden Bay Liquor Store
1/19 Dampier Drive, Golden Bay, WA, 6174

View location here