How Milton Rum Distillery Redefines Australian Rum Scene

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Milton Rum Distillery, now based in Albion after its Milton home was inundated by floods, is on a mission to redefine the world of rum in Australia. Get to know how their cutting-edge technology, novel innovations, and strategic partnerships are helping them towards that goal.

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Their objective is to bring a fresh approach to the Australian rum scene by creating beverages that blend time-honoured distillation methods with cutting-edge innovations, resulting in a distinctive and unparalleled drinking experience.


Alexander Bell, Director at Milton Rum emphasises that being based in Brisbane has provided them with countless opportunities for growth. The city’s reputation as one of the world’s most innovative cities, owing to its cutting-edge technological advancements, has allowed the distillery to stay at the forefront of the industry.

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Mr Bell, the creative force behind the company, has also designed a remarkable four-metre-high hybrid continuous column still. This extraordinary creation, comprising seven stills-in-one, has revolutionised the company’s rum production. 

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It can produce over 300,000 bottles per year whilst utilising a fraction of the raw materials and energy required by traditional pot stills. With this cutting-edge apparatus, the distillery has set a new standard for efficiency and sustainability in the distilling world.

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The distillery’s journey took a significant leap forward when it joined Brisbane Economic Development Agency’s Future Food Initiative. This pivotal decision opened doors to opportunities that would have otherwise remained inaccessible. 

Since 2018, the Future Food Initiative has supported the ambitions of more than 400 businesses, providing them with the means to expand globally and accelerate their pathways to success. 

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For the distillery, this partnership has been a game-changer, enabling them to scale their operations, access new markets, and secure necessary funding to fuel their growth.

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With a combination of technological prowess, innovative thinking, and strategic partnerships, the distillery is reimagining the rum experience for Australians.

Gone are the days when rum was viewed as a conventional spirit. Today, it represents a harmonious fusion of tradition and modernity, crafted with care and precision. 

Published 12-May-2023