Sugar Shed Rum wins national silver

Published: 08 Nov 2022

Sarina Sugar Shed has officially produced one of the best rums in the country.

The signature Sugar Shed Rum was awarded silver in the two-four year rum category at the inaugural Australian Rum Awards last Friday, November 4, in Brisbane.

An esteemed panel of rum and spirit experts rated the Sugar Shed Rum highly, with a score of 86 points, ranking it among the finest rums in Australia.

Deputy Mayor Karen May hailed the achievement and congratulated distiller, Sarah Parrott.

“This is an outstanding result, not just for Sarina Sugar Shed but also for the Mackay region and for Sarah herself,” Cr May said.

“On behalf of council and the community, I want to add my well-deserved congratulations to Sarah for her excellent skills as a distiller.

“This award demonstrates the standard of local producers in our region, and council is pleased to support agri-tourism and food tourism experiences through its flagship attraction, Sarina Sugar Shed, which continues to garner attention on the state and national stage,” she said

Sarina Sugar Shed coordinator Ian Mason said the whole team was very proud of the result and particularly proud of Sarah.

“Sarah has been consistently producing high-quality rums and this national silver award is due recognition for her dedication to her craft,” Mr Mason said.

The silver award at the Australian Rum Awards adds to the gold award won by Sarina Sugar Shed at the Australian Distilled Spirit Awards in December last year for its Sugar Shed Classic, as well as numerous silver and bronze medals in previous years.