The 1871 Club


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The 1871 Club – 12 Months Of Fine Rum

Strictly Limited to 1871 Members

There’s a rich history of sugar cane production on the Sunshine Coast and we want to share it with you, in a way we’ve distilled it and we’re very, very close to bottling it.


What is The 1871 Club?

Sugar cane has been grown on the Sunshine Coast for well over 150 years. It’s well and truly time Australia had a rum the equal and envy of the world’s best.

The 1871 Club is an exclusive insider’s opportunity to join with the creative genius of Head Distiller Adam Chapman – and follow the journey of Nil Desperandum. Australia’s Finest Rum. In addition to a range of other benefits you will receive five Nil Desperandum Limited Edition releases per year including one Limited Edition release exclusive to The 1871 Club.

In 1871, Licensee James Costar proudly welcomed Cobb & Co’s stage coaches from Brisbane and the Gympie gold fields to the newly licensed Nil Desperandum — in what was then Cobbs Camp and what is now Woombye, our home.

Why belong to The 1871 Club?

Because you love great rum and you have the taste to distinguish incredible rum from good rum.

Because fine tasting rum, crafted by expert distillers is a taste worth waiting for.

Because being a part of a community, connecting with Head Distiller Adam Chapman, and getting a real insiders experience to the creation of Australia’s Finest Rum sounds like an opportunity not to be missed.

Australians love rum and so do we. Our spirits belong in the glass of someone with a passion for good things in life who just knows there’s something more.

Nil Desperandum delivered to your door exclusively. No worries.



Your Subscription Entitles You To*

  • Strictly limited to 1871 Members
  • $999 per year payable in advance
  • Receive exclusive to The 1871 Club – five Nil Desperandum Rum Limited Edition releases per calendar year – This will include a 700ml bottle of the Nil Desperandum ‘FIRST’ Limited Edition release (until the release of 476 bottles is exhausted)
  • Exclusive access to any unallocated bottles from The 1871 Club Limited Editions
  • Exclusive access to all other Limited Edition releases prior to public availability
  • 1871 Club Membership is the ONLY way to secure each release of Nil Desperandum prior to release – Including ‘FIRST’ prior to its 22/02/2022 release date
  • 22% discount on all online and Distillery Door Nil Desperandum purchases
  • Exclusive Nil Desperandum apparel and merchandise
  • Exclusive physical events coinciding with Limited Edition releases hosted by Adam Chapman and the Founders of Nil Desperandum
  • Regular updates from Adam Chapman and the Founders of Nil Desperandum through The 1871 Club members portal. Regular video updates, new-release information, behind-the-scenes distilling access, and exclusive offers
  • Free shipping Australia wide

*Terms and Conditions subject to change


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