British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson. PATRICK TSUI / FCO / HANDOUT

Boris Johnson gives Bundaberg Rum a plug

BRITISH Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has name-dropped Bundy Rum during a national press conference with his Australian counterpart Julie Bishop.

Responding to a question from a UK Evening Standard journalist asking if Brexit could lead to cheaper Aussie wine, Mr Johnson said "there are great opportunities".

He then went on a riff about Australian scotch whiskey tariffs before adding: "Whereas I don't think we have any tariffs at all on... Bundaberg Rum."

It's not the first time our rum has had a mention from a politician.

In December last year, Queensland senator James McGrath proclaimed that he'd invented the Bundaberg Rum affogato.


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