THE reputation of Bathurst’s Stone Pine Distillery continues to grown with Ian Glen’s spiced rum the latest drop to be grabbing some attention.
A review of the evocatively-named Dead Man’s Drop has been included in a new publication Rum, the latest in a series of Collins Little Books.
The Bathurst drop is featured alongside some of the very best rums from the Caribbean, UK, US and “emerging markets”.
“The book includes a description of more than 100 of the very best rums in the world,” the book’s blurb says.
“It is completely up-to-date, including details of the different varieties and styles of rum available today.”
Dead Man’s Drop was launched in 2015 to mark Bathurst's bicentenary with a name that harks back to the region’s bushranging past.
It marries barrel-aged rum with orange peel, vanilla and the Australian native flavours of ringwood and cinnamon myrtle to create an authentically Australian – and authentically Bathurst – rum
If you haven’t tried it, Parade recommends you do so (provided you’re over 18, of course).
$100 for taking part in a trial
DRIVERS aged 17 to 24 from western Sydney and regional NSW have been invited to volunteer to trial in-car technology aimed at reducing road casualties across the state.
Participants will be provided with a telematics device to measure driving patterns such as speed, braking and acceleration.
The results will help researchers better understand young driver behaviour and inform the design of future road safety initiatives.
The six-month trial will involve up to 1000 drivers and will start in the second half of the year.
Even better, participants will receive $100 with partial payment to be made at the start of the trial and the remainder to be paid on successful completion of the trial.
Young drivers who hold P1, P2 or unrestricted licences can pre-register at www.sira.nsw.gov.au/forms/telematics-road-safety-pilot-pre-registration to show their interest in taking part – and earning the $100.