JimmyRum is the first craft rum distillery in Victoria and we are passionate about sharing our knowledge of rum. That’s why we have created unique events and experiences like this one.

We want you to get excited and enjoy the delicious flavours rum has to offer. Our distilling experience gives you the opportunity to get up close to where the rum magic all happens with our head distiller & founder of JimmyRum, James McPherson.

Best of all you can take home your very own blend made on the day while learning everything there is to know about the rum making process

What’s Involved:

  • A 2 hour interactive Rum experience showcasing behind the scenes of our distillery
  • Start the morning off strong with a double espresso, tea or coffee
  • A detailed history of rum from the rum loving expert himself
  • Learn all about the JimmyRum journey as James shares his experience of setting up and opening the very first rum distillery in Victoria
  • Enjoy a rum tasting experience across our 4 x JimmyRum products as we talk you through our distinctive JimmyRum flavours
  • Taste the diversity of rum through additional rum tastings from around the world
Distilling Experiences
  • A guided tour of our working distillery while discussing the distilling process of other craft spirits.
  • Take home your very own 50ml bottle of what was made on the day. Or group experiences have the opportunity to combine their samples with their mates to make it into a bigger bottle to enjoy together, after all sharing is caring!
  • Our cheese and meat platters will be available to enjoy throughout the morning experience.
  • Receive a 10% discount on the day from our cellar door across our JimmyRum classic range of rums to take home. This is a perfect experience to gift or to celebrate a unique milestone, whatever it may be it will be a truly unforgettable one! Limited spots available.


Interested in learning more about rum and craft distilling or simply want a special gift to someone that loves and wants to increase their knowledge of spirits.

For $750 per person/day, Course includes:

  • 6-8hr (7am start) session at our Dromana distillery with a maximum of 5 other participants
  • A bottle of spirit (Silver) made on the day to take home
  • Topics customized to what you are planning to produce or what your interests are. (Includes but not limited to):
    • Fermentation, how temperature, sugar content and time affects your flavour profile
    • Distilling, the different methods and the possibilities
    • Barrel aging, the interaction of these living breathing barrels can have on your produced spirit
    • Bottling and further production insights
    • Record keeping, Meeting ATO requirements etc
    • Safety…yes you are working with an ethanol production plant…there WILL be a hazardous environment discussion
    • Business modelling, we are happy to chat about how we got where we are and give advice on what might suit you
    • Sales and marketing…We all love to make it, but in the end you still have to sell it. We’ll run you through what we and JimmyRum have learnt and see how we can apply it to help you
    • Where possible, good banter is thrown in for free
  • Our distiller on site will show you the ropes of making rum and the process that goes into it; you can be as hands on or off as you like
  • A behind the scenes walk through and explanation of the distillery, experiencing Matilda, our copper pot still doing her thing, making delicious rum!
  • Our product and other tastings, lunch and a rum based cocktail to finish.
Day with the Distiller Experience
  • You’ll walk away with a 700ml bottle of the spirit (i.e. Silver) produced on the day, a bit of knowledge about rum and its history and we may even throw Jimmy himself in, you can take him off our hands, free of charge and a great rum drinking mate!