- Written by Tatu Kaarlas
The 1866 Tumbulgum Rum is the third and latest rum from Husk Distillers and was released to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the town of Tumbulgum. Unlike Husk Rum and the new make Pure Cane, 1866 Tumbulgum Rum is aged exclusively in new American oak and ex-Bourbon barrels for 3 years.
The rum itself is made from the 2013 cane harvest and bottled in 2016 and is a blend of four barrels of new American oak and ex-Bourbon barrels. What makes rums from Husk Distillers special is that they are not made from molasses but instead of locally produced sugar cane juice. Sugar cane juice or Agricole rums as such are not uncommon in the world but majority of the rum produced in Australia is typically distilled from molasses. Furthermore the cane is harvested and crushed right on site at the distillery.