Rum: Sydney’s Dark history & Tasting with Brix Distillers

Discover the Rum Hospital’s dark history and how it got its name, then let rum experts Brix Distillers share their passion in a tasting and appreciation session.

Begin with a twilight tour of the Rum Hospital (today known as The Mint) with Sydney Living Museums staff and view up close special collection items that reveal the sometimes horrible history of Macquarie Street. Learn about malingering convicts, and the surgeons who provided flogged criminals with rudimentary medical treatments, or dissected those who were executed.

Following this tour you’ll welcome a stiff drink from Brix Distillers, who will provide an educational session on tasting straight spirits with three of their rum varieties. You’ll also learn about the history and evolution of rum in Australia, including the process of making rum and the ingredients and equipment used.

Alcohol and refreshments will be served at this event.

Spaces are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

Adult 18+.


What was the ‘Rum’ Hospital?

Between 1816 and 1848, the General Hospital on Sydney’s Macquarie Street, provided medical care for the colony’s convict workforce.

Member: $55

Member’s Guest: $65

When & Where

Thursday 27 June 2019 6PM–8PM

The Mint

10 Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW 2000

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