Melbourne bar Beneath Driver Lane will transform into a prohibition-inspired ‘Rum Smugglers ball’ in celebration of World Rum Day, coming up on 16 August.
Making use of its semi-secretive underground alleyway location, the bar will throw a bootleg jazz and blues-fuelled event – complete with live band and an eclectic list of rum classics and twists from the prohibition era.
“The idea is to transform Beneath Driver Lane for one night into a prohibition-style rum ball – when gangsters ruled the streets and the speakeasy saloon was born,” explains owner Hamish Goonetilleke. “It should be a blast!”
Special rum cocktails will cover the breadth of the category, from Bacardi to Appleton Estate, Goslings to Nusa Cana, and Habitation Velier to Rum Diary Spiced rum – with the latter owned by Goonetilleke, and named after his other bar The Rum Diary.
There will also be a rum masterclass hosted by Rum Dairy Spiced Ambassador Daniel Monk, making the evening both entertaining and informative.
More information about the event can be found here.