Aboutour Rhum Family
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The Felix and Son Family
Felix Ghibaudo // The Patriarch
This man puts the Felix in Felix & Son! The patriarch of the family was born and raised in predominantly the south of France. Felix, with an adventurer’s spirit and an extensive history in antique dealing has seen him travel, explore and work in many different countries. With his last conquered empire, Guadeloupe, in his wake, he was family bound and set sail for Australia. His desire- to connect the two lands with his love of the French West Indies, its culture and more importantly, its ambrosial nectar - Rhum. Felix is passionate when he gets a brilliant idea and goes to extreme efforts to meet his passion. Australia sees him starting a new adventure with his son Maxime, and daughter-in-law Christabel. Papa Felix is the man with the gusto and sterling idea to import the Caribbean nectar of the gods down under - he is our Caribbean connection and the man in the know.
Maxime Ghibaudo // The Son
The Son – also known as the apple that didn’t fall far from the tree! Maxime, like his father was born and raised in France. Moving to Australia some 7 years ago, Maxime further followed in his fathers footsteps of adventure and antiques. Having run a successful antiques business in Brisbane over these years, he decided it was time to try his hand and heart at something new. Never one to shy away from a new frontier, he grabs the bull by both horns and throws himself in completely. Maxime has co-directed and convened an art gallery with his Lady Christabel, and still plays his hand in antiques and art direction with props and set design. This man is always up for a challenge and meets it in the face with admirable determination and unabashed fervour. Maxime is our Lance Stirling – man on the street calling in for a visit to orchestrate a taste with destiny and equipped with your opportunity to savour your ongoing procurement - a bottle or more of the Caribbean’s finest.
Christabel Strong // The Girl
If there were one word to describe Christabel it would be versatile. She has worked as an actor, an artist, a choral director, a counsellor, café manager and barista. She has designed and built theatrical sets, designed costumes, worked as a model, and as a fashion designer with her own label. She is a professional singer and has directed and convened her own art gallery, works in magazines, marketing, advertising design & sales, and PR. Her credentials include psychology, organisational behaviour, change management, and L&D, which see her hold fort as Knowledge Assets Specialist for The Simulation Agency and Managing Editor for Simpublica Magazine alongside consulting to a diverse buffet of industry sectors including mining, finance, and publishing houses. The common thread in all of these roles is organisation, complemented by creativity. With a diverse career, this lady hailing from the Far Northern NSW region likes to keep things simple and make them work. Strategic and solutions focused, she is the ‘go to’ girl in the business. With a strict appreciation of quality and a loyalty to the finer things in life she adds French Caribbean Rhum to this list!
Brendan Bizzell // The Master Networker
This man knows you can’t get the word out about the best rhum in the world if you’re sitting in your office chair! It takes getting up and getting out, and that’s exactly what this Brisbane born and bred brother does - he gets involved. Relationships are everything and in his ‘getting amongst it’, you can find this man circulating and sharing the awareness of Felix & Son rhum products with vigor! Being involved in two family businesses Brendan knows the importance of being yourself, sharing and learning about others. He is ready to share the rhum vision with the world at any moment and you can bet one of the first questions he’ll ask you is “do you like rum?”, and if you don’t or you don’t know, by the end of that conversation you will and another converted devotee of Pere Labat or Punch Mabi will have been made. Brendan is always searching to find that way to add value to a person’s life or business if he can. If he can’t immediately, he’ll keep on the lookout for ways to add value to whatever they are about. This contribution is extra impressive to others by giving. He gives information, time, energy, contacts and encouragement. He always keeps his eyes open for people he can connect and just as importantly, people he can connect to our rhum! Brendan asserts the basis for a solid relationship is knowing, liking and trusting and in spreading the Rhum word, Brendan stands to this conviction. Prepare to be wooed by our master networker and his merry rhums!
Some of those who Stock our products
RhumsHo Ho Ho and a bottle of Rum
SAVOIR-FAIRESo you're in the Rhum know!
ContactAn email can lead to endless discussion, fruitfulness & a glass of Rhum!
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PO Box 994,
New Farm, Qld 4005
Our Email Address
0423 229 842 Christabel
0401 570 471 Maxime
0421 721 838 Brendan
Le MondeSip Its & Snippets
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This place is gorgeous, and even more beautiful is that they are found in Bronte, Sydney! They also have the most beautiful images on their Instagram @moxherestaurant. They also like our rhums, so we’re extra keen on them! They might have a bottle when you drop on in…Moxhe Restaurant is […]
So a few weeks ago, the team was in Sydney for Sydney Bar week and visiting a few new peeps, one of those magnificent new places we now stock is The Lobo Plantation! Whoo hoo! Check out this tasty delight if and when you’re in Sydney town!
It’s a Brisbane institution, you’d be hard pressed to find anyone that hasn’t had a night here (Criterion Tavern)! Better nights are now to be had, cause these guys just bought our Rhum on board. If you find yourself in the city, get a Rhum here!
The brilliance of this new Brisbane café is in the name, staring you right in the face. Hops Scotch & Beans is a new café slash bar, which comes to you from the coffee and whiskey-obsessed brains behind other classic Brisbane slashies Brew and Little Brew, and trust us when […]
Just thought we’d let you know that we are now stocking here at Prestige Bar rum bar!! TGIF to indulge in this brand new news and venue!! We’re super excited to announce that you can now find our rhums in the newly opened (2days ago!) Prestige Bar on Wickham St, […]
This place is our new stockist as of this week! The Black Grape is a new wine bar addition to the Paddington strip in Brisvegas, with good wines, amazing RHUM and cosy design. With about 4 tables inside and few more on the outside, this small-yet-lively bar caters for those […]
Enter via the grand glass doors on Wickham Street and descend the staircase to the beating heart of Prohibition . To your right, the Blind Tiger and Peacock Parlour offer dusty jazz tunes, vintage rock and blues from the comfort of Chesterfields; to your left, the Wall Street VIP lounge […]
This September, the inaugural Indie Tasting: Independent Spirits Showcase comes to Frankie’s Pizza for Sydney Bar Week! Over 50 boutique spirits (including US) will be on taste at the Indie Tasting, which is dedicated to shining a light on the amazing array of small, artisan brands available now or on […]
RUM CLUB’s BACK at Jungle! Need we say more?! Get yourselves on down to these nights, super cool, super chilled and a really good time. FELIX & SON Imports have already done a cheeky showcase here this year in March, and we loved it. Great peeps in a great venue. […]