Our Story

Born in Belgrave, VIC, Killik Handcrafted Rum is a family run distillery that aims to fill the void of great Australian rum.
We wanted to create products that were not only top tier in quality, but are also the most unique Australian rum you can find.

" I gotta say, it’s made so well that Jamaican rum lovers might want to cast a covetous eye over Down Under."

Lance Surujbally – The Lone Caner

Our rums utilize a wild ferment to create a high ester characteristic known as “hogo” in the rum scene. Killik is the first dedicated rum distillery to commit to this traditionally Jamaican style of rum making.

The Killik lineup is perfect for creating classic cocktails or enjoyed neat.

Killik or Killick?

The name “Killik” is derived from the word “killick”, being an old anchor handcrafted by encasing stone in a wooden frame.

To us, Killik represents strength and stability, while taking a nod to the classic archetype of bottles of rum making their way around the Caribbean on old rustic ships.

Our Philosophy

We are passionate about crafting premium rum to be enjoyed by enthusiasts and casual rum drinkers alike.

Although we can find a great selection of rum out and about, there is a severe absence of exceptional Melbourne rum from dedicated rum distilleries.

Killik strives to fill the void with premium handcrafted rum made in Melbourne with care and attention to detail.

Visit Us

Please visit our Belgrave distillery. Try our rum, have a craft beer from our bar, or enjoy a coffee and a bite to eat in our cafe.