The 1871 club is a tribute to the history of our region and is an exclusive insider’s opportunity to follow the journey of Nil Desperandum. 

In 1871, the Nil Desperandum Hotel opened its doors in Woombye. Licensee James Costar proudly welcomed Cobb & Co’s coaches which ran three times a week between Brisbane and the Gympie goldmines and sugar cane fields were first planted in the region.

Sugar, the Nil Desperandum Hotel and Gold… you can see where we’re going with this.

Members receive five Nil Desperandum Limited Edition releases per year including one Limited Edition release exclusive to The 1871 Club.

12 months of rum. 

Strictly limited to 1871 members.


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
  •  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
  • 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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