WHAT IS IT?
Ord River Rum is made from local sugar cane, wet season rainwater and yeast that is all vat fermented, pot distilled, aged in 300 litre oak barrels from the Australian wine industry and then blended from 6-10 barrels aged for 2-6 years before being hand bottled. The result is a smooth tropical flavour with an oaky finish. It's so good it was awarded Champion Rum at the 2016 Australian Distilled Spirits Awards.
Alcoholic strength - 40% ABV
WHO'S BEHIND IT?
Owner, developer and farmer Raymond (Spike) Dessert III, fell in love with the Kimberley when he first arrived in 1972 to develop his seed business in the rich and fertile soils of the Ord River Valley. In 1995 with the booming sugar industry in the area, and a trip to the southern wineries of Australia planting a seed in his ever inspiring mind, he found a way to diversify his dream and create Western Australia’s oldest continuously operating, legal distillery.
Built on his farm just outside of Kununurra in the heart of the beautiful Ord River Valley is the small pot distillery called Hoochery Distillery which has the capacity to produce over 50,000 bottles of Ord River Rum a year. Ord River Rum is thought to be the very first Rum ever produced in Western Australia and is gaining an excellent reputation for being a genuine traditional premium rum. Today, the Hoochery stands proud at being a 100% Australian owned and operated family business and wherever possible using locally grown ingredients. After the sugar mill in Kununurra shut down, thereby shutting down access to the excess molasses forming the base of the rum, Spike travelled to Columbia to look into cane crushing processes and imported a cane crusher. The Hoochery now has 3 hectares of sugar cane under plantation on the farm, which is hand cut and crushed to make a sugar syrup which is the base product of all of its products.
HOW TO DRINK IT - SOME SERVING SUGGESTIONS
Try this in a Western Rum Daisy, an invention by Kevin Griffin of Bar 1806 in Melbourne. It's a twist on the classic Royal Bermuda YC and featured in the 2016 Australian Distilled Awards Trophy Guide:
WHERE DO YOU SHIP TO?
We currently deliver within Australia only. If however, you wish to purchase a gift for someone living in Australia, please feel free to do so. All you have to do is nominate their delivery address in the checkout stages but please make sure you enter your billing address as being your overseas address to which your card is registered to. We suggest you include a note with the order to let us know it is a gift otherwise there may be a delay in the processing of your order whilst we verify your details for fraud purposes.
HOW LONG WILL MY DELIVERY TAKE TO ARRIVE?
Orders are normally despatched within 48 hours of cleared payment being made.
Current estimates for standard delivery times are as follows:
NSW - Between 3-5 working days
ACT/QLD/VIC - Between 3-7 working days
SA/WA/TAS - Between 5-10 working days
NT - Between 7-14 working days
The likelihood is that your order will arrive sooner than the above estimates however, this can vary from location to location and time of the year. There may also be certain periods around special occasions such as Christmas, Valentines Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day etc where you may experience some delays in your orders being received due to the volumes of parcels that are being processed and delivered by our shipping partners. If you need your order to arrive by a specific time or urgently (including same day for Sydney metro), please contact us before you place your order so we can work with you to accommodate any requests.
WHO DO YOU SHIP WITH?
We currently use the services of Fastway, Couriers Please and Australia Post. Depending on your delivery location, we will ascertain which of the delivery providers are best placed to ship your order in a timely and cost efficient way.
WHEN ARE DELIVERIES MADE? WHAT IF I'M NOT HOME?
All deliveries are made during business hours on the weekdays. We therefore ask that you nominate an address at which someone over 18 is available to sign for the parcel. We are unable to deliver to PO Boxes or Parcel Lockers at this time. If a parcel has to be re-delivered or delivered to a different address, you will be fully responsible for any re-delivery charges that may be levied by the delivery provider.
CAN I RETURN OR CANCEL AN ORDER?
You can cancel an order if it hasn't been despatched. Please contact us straightaway if that is the case. We do not offer returns unless the wrong item has been shipped to you or it is delivered damaged. Please ensure you take photos of your parcel upon delivery to forward to us so that we can process any refund or send out a replacement item appropriately.