Riverbourne Rum - Batch 6

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Riverbourne Rum - Batch 6

Points: 82

Distillery Riverbourne
Name Rum - Batch 6
Distilled Nov 17
Cask 2 x 50L, 5 x 25L (all French / American Oak ex-red wine)
Cask No. 2 x 50L (Casks 46, 47), 5 x 25L (Casks 89, 98, 99, 101, 102)
Bottled 03 Feb 20
Bottles 237
ABV 48.0%
Size 700ml


This Rum was released on 08 Feb 20 and Batch 6 follows the successful Riverbourne recipe of molasses for an all round smoother Australian Rum and their crafted Jamaican style Dunder, which brings depth and spice. This is the largest batch of Rum made at Riverbourne to date, but with a larger volume, there has been no compromise on quality and taste.

It is 2 x 50L & 5 x 25L Barrels French Oak Barrels which previously had Red Wine from the Napa Valley, California. They have been scraped, re-charred and re-coopered. Then Virgin American Oak ends are used on the heads. These combination casks allows no dominant factor of the timber to overcome the delicious flavour of the Rum.

Tasting notes:

Looking over the beach is always refreshing, a cool breeze and and the sound of the waves breaking on the beach. As you breath in, the freshness continues with sweet raisins and burnt sugar. Your sense become overwhelmed as you take your first sip; caramel swirls in your mouth, much like the ocean hitting the beach head. Then under currents of plum mingle with consistency of nuts and rum oils.

As you gaze over the peaceful, tranquility of the beach you embark on a walk down the sand leaving distinctive foot prints all the way. As you look back on your walk and the distance travelled, it is akin to the Rum’s lengthy finish as it slowly fades and you are left with the sweetness and subtle fruit of this amazing Rum.

Colour: Dark Gold

Nose: Very sweet aromas of raisin and burnt sugar.

Palate: The flavour continues to open the sense with sweetness and fruit. Caramel swirls in the mouth with some plum. Slight nut with lots of oil.

Finish: A long finish of sweetness and subtle fruits.



When it comes to a good Rum, Riverbourne Batch 6 is fantastic. The use of molasses keeps it very smooth and it is one of the few in Australia to use Dunder. In our opinion it improves the Rum giving it the depth, earthiness and spice. Although it is aged a couple of years it is very delicious. Thankfully they also have a few older casks older and we will have to wait patiently for future releases.


1 comment

  • Matt

    I have tried the last 4 batches of this rum. They are all amazing but I have to say this is quite possibly the best. Wait batch 4, batch 5… they are all amazing.

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