Rum team in line for more suc­cess

Midwest Times - - NEWS - Zoe Keenan

The Il­le­gal Ten­der Rum Co is brew­ing up a storm with all the right in­gre­di­ents for suc­cess, earn­ing the Don­gara busi­ness a nom­i­na­tion in the 2017 WA Re­gional Small Busi­ness Awards.

Codie Palmer and part­ner Hay­ley Wells’ cre­ation was nom­i­nated for the best start-up busi­ness cat­e­gory, along with four other fi­nal­ists.

Ms Wells said they were ex­cited to have been nom­i­nated and were hope­ful to bring the award home for the Mid West.

Il­le­gal Ten­der Rum started in 2015 and has taken out in­ter­na­tional awards in the US, UK and Asia as well as win­ning the lo­cal achiever award at this year’s Busi­ness Ex­cel­lence Awards in Ger­ald­ton.

Ms Wells and Mr Palmer re­cently started tours at their dis­tillery in Don­gara.

“We de­cided to start tours be­cause we had a few tourists pop­ping in want­ing to see what we do,” Ms Wells said. “We thought it’d be a great way to show­case our in­ter­na­tional awards and to do some­thing for Don­gara as well.

“We hope peo­ple will come, do a tour and check out what we do, then stay in town for lunch some­where.” The com­pany presently has two dis­tillery tours. A one-hour tour for those who want an in-depth ex­pe­ri­ence and a 15-minute walk through to give peo­ple a taste of what hap­pens be­hind the scenes.

Pic­ture: Vi­sions Pho­tog­ra­phy

MC Shauna Wil­lis with Codie Palmer and Hay­ley Mills.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.