April 18, 2019

things to do: Mount Gay Rum Visitor Experience, Barbados


Mount Gay Rum Visitor Experience  Exmouth Gap, Brandons, Spring Garden Highway, St. Michael, 246-425-8757.  M-F 9:30am-2:30-pm, Sat also (Nov-Apr) 10:30am-2:30pm.  Tasting US$20+, 6-17 US$8.

exterior of Mount Gay Rum Visitor Experience on Barbados
exterior of Mount Gay Rum Visitor Experience on Barbados

Even people who know nothing about Barbados generally know the name Mount Gay.  Founded in 1703, it is generally considered the world’s oldest rum company.  The iconic Mount Gay logo is seen everywhere on the island, and their rum seems as well to be in everything foodie.  And this location claims to be the “only air-conditioned rum shop on the island.”  Though the tour stays in a museum-like space, it provides a look at the entire production process.  A short film in a replica rum shop adds another dimension.  After learning about everything from the harvesting of the sugarcane to the bottling of the final product, you finally get to the tasting.  Visitors sample a half-dozen varieties.  Actual rum production occurs elsewhere.

museum at Mount Gay Rum Visitor Experience on Barbados
museum at Mount Gay Rum Visitor Experience on Barbados

life imitates art at Mount Gay Rum Visitor Experience on Barbados
life imitates art at Mount Gay Rum Visitor Experience on Barbados


tasting set-up at Mount Gay Rum Visitor Experience on Barbados
tasting set-up at Mount Gay Rum Visitor Experience on Barbados

tasting bar at Mount Gay Rum Visitor Experience on Barbados
tasting bar at Mount Gay Rum Visitor Experience on Barbados


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