Changing the distillery game, one sip at a time

11 May 2018

More than two centuries after Australia’s infamous Rum Rebellion, a University of Queensland chemical engineering and business graduate has started a new revolution in rum distillation that will help reinvigorate Brisbane’s passion for this ‘Australian liquor’.

Entrepreneur Alex Bell has combined his engineering and business nous to create a new kind of micro-distillery capable of producing range of spirits including rum, unlike traditional stills that are often limited to a single product.

The distillery consists of a single still that performs the same function as four dedicated stills and is capable of producing several thousand bottles a year of a variety of marques and spirits

Mr Bell’s revolutionary idea was nurtured and developed through UQ Idea Hub, a startup pre-incubator for aspiring entrepreneurs.

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