News

Everyone is talking about it, but what is Bundtucky?

TOP DROP: Waterview Distilling Company's master distiller Rick Prosser is proud of Bundtucky, their newly released bourbon. Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail
TOP DROP: Waterview Distilling Company's master distiller Rick Prosser is proud of Bundtucky, their newly released bourbon. Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail Max Fleet

BORN in Kentucky and raised in Bundaberg, Waterview Distilling Company's latest bourbon has a dual citizenship and a unique taste to match.

The company's founder Matthew Drane said he travelled to Kentucky to conduct product development there while proper licences were being issued for the company, when the idea for Bundtucky was born.

"Bundtucky is a bourbon that was made in America and aged in Australia," he said.

"The blend is the first American-made, Australian-aged bourbon."

Mr Drane said the company had to prove it could make the bourbon yet maintain its origin status when it was brought to Bundaberg.

For bourbon to be bourbon it must be made in America and distilled from grains made up of at least 51% corn.

"Ageing it in Bundaberg gives it a different profile," he said.

"It's part of the family but there's that subtle difference tropical ageing brings.

"Right now all the bourbon barrels in Kentucky would be covered in snow."

Bundtucky was released last week and is part of the company's experimental series.

As such, there will only be a few hundred bottles produced each with their own batch numbers.

"So we may get someone who says they had batch three and it was really sweet and they want more of that," Mr Drane said

"We then look to see if we dial up certain barrel blends or reduce certain components."

Mr Drane said the climate, blending, aging process, installation and of course the skill and experience of its distillers, all combined to give the bourbon its unique taste.

"When aging if you put products up high, close to the ceiling, you will get a rich deeper colour and flavour," he said.

"If you put it lower to the ground you get a more mellow flavour.

"It is a bit like a getting together a recipe."

Bundtucky is available at the Waterview Distillery site at East Bundaberg or online at http://www.barrelhouse.waterviewdistillery.com/



How to survive a bushfire in your car

IT SOUNDS like a nightmare, but it can happen.

Eight reasons to join the RFS

SPREAD across 93% of Queensland, the Rural Fire Service has about 36,000 volunteers. And you could be one of them.

What if my insurer gives me grief?

CLAIMING your insurance cover after a natural disaster can go one of two ways. It can be a breeze, or like pulling teeth.

LNP picks up Batt to take on Bundy

NEW APP: Bundaberg Regional Council's deputy mayor Cr David Batt launches the new BRC app at Buss Park on Friday, 10 July 2015. Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail

Division 8 councillor to take on Labor's Leanne Donaldson

Five things you need to know this weekend

THIS SUNDAY: Maree and Peter Barone have introduced the Artisan Collective at the Shalom Markets.

Fun doesn't need to be out of your reach today and tomorrow

Last day of school year for Queensland students

SCHOOL'S OUT: Bundaberg North State School students Ash-lee Clarke, Sophie Harbourne, Jayne Wake, Vanessa Van Rooigen, Latoya Sullivan and Brae Burgess ready for the Christmas Holidays.

Kids jump for joy as break comes along

Local Partners

Rob's off to start a fresh new chapter

AFTER more than three decades delivering fruit and vegies to loyal customers across Bundaberg, Robert Ward is packing up his ute and retiring.


Kernaghan's a 'boy from the bush' with a timeless quality

Country music singer Lee Kernaghan.

Lee Kernaghan is celebrating the 25th year of his breakthrough song.

What's on: Saturday, December 3

Not sure what to do today? We've got you covered

Head to the sugar museum for a sweet taste of history

Cutting the ribbon to officially open the revamped Sugar Museum at Fairymead House is Mayor Jack Dempsey and Fairymead House Team Leader Hayley Vale.

Learn about the industry that made Bundy what it is

Dakota Fanning rekindles romance with childhood sweetheart

Dakota Fanning rekindles romance with ex

Jennifer Lawrence apologises to the people of Hawaii

Jennifer Lawrence sorry for 'offensive' story

Cruz Beckham's single a 'one-off'

He is not planning to launch a full-time music career yet.

Louis Tomlinson's mother dies aged 42

Louis Tomlinson's mother has died.

Star Wars spin off gets green light grom Lucas

Riz Ahmed, Diego Luna, Felicity Jones, Jiang Wen and Donnie Yen star in the movie Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Lucas said to have enjoyed the latest Star Wars spin-off

BOOK REVIEW: The Mask of Command

This narrative from Anicent Rome has it all

Essential to get new Maroochydore CBD fundamentals right

LOOKING AHEAD: The central business district at Maroochydore is planned to be the heart of the Sunshine Coast.

SunCentral reports good progress on 53ha Sunshine Coast city heart

'Crucial' farm land eyed by defence department

Lawson Geddes moving the Brangus cattle to higher ground - which is the land the Defence Department is interested taking for the Shoalwater Bay expansion.

"You can't have one without the other.”

Former Shark Show for sale for $1.3 million

Vic Hislop at the old Shark Show.

TALK about a jaws-dropping real estate opportunity.

There's a whole lot of luxury in this home

The Endeavour Foundation's latest prize home in Mountain Creek.

WHEN it comes to desirable homes, it's hard to go past a prize home.

Ipswich City Properties asset portfolio retains its value

Ipswich City Council Administration Building, South Street, Ipswich. Photo: Claudia Baxter / The Queensland Times

New website launched by Ipswich City Council

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!