Mount Gay Rum Distilleries and Visitor Center

Photo credit: © Hans Spatzier

With all the rum punch you're likely to drink on Barbados, you may as well discover the history of your tropical indulgence. Mount Gay Rum claims to be the oldest brand of rum in existence. Tour the distillery and uncover the background of this Caribbean beverage.


There are three main tours that you can go on while at the Mount Gay Rum Distillery. The first is the traditional rum tour, where you can view the process of rum making all the way from the sugar cane field to the barrel, while also taking a few different types. The second tour is the Bajan Buffet Lunch Tour where you get a meal along with the tour. Finally, the last tour is the cocktail tour where you try different mixed drinks while touring the facility.

Staying Close

Bridgetown is a good option for those wishing to visit Mount Gay Rum Distilleries and Visitor Center, since travelers to this part of Barbados will have convenient access to the distillery throughout their trip. There is a respectable bunch of lodgings in the area nearby Mount Gay Rum Distilleries and Visitor Center.

Hotels near Mount Gay Rum Distilleries and Visitor Center
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Melbourne Hotel and Apartments Hotel 2.0 mi. (2.0 km) SE
Bajan Beach Cottages Cottages 2.3 mi. (2.0 km) SE
Radisson Aquatica Resort Resort 2.4 mi. (2.2 km) SSE
Grand Barbados Beach Resort Resort 2.4 mi. (2.2 km) SSE
Island Inn Hotel Hotel 2.4 mi. (2.3 km) SSE
Hilton Hotel Barbados Hotel 2.5 mi. (2.4 km) SSE
Sweetfield Manor Historic Inn B & B 2.7 mi. (2.9 km) SE

Location and What's Nearby

If you work up an appetite while viewing the distillery, don't worry -- you can find a wide variety of food and beverage places in this general area. The nearest place to eat is Tim's On De Highway, an ideal locale to dine at before checking out this distillery. The eatery is a slight ways away, but far enough that you might decide to make arrangements for using a particular means of transport to get there. Also within a short distance, you will encounter options including Chefette Black Rock and KFC Black Rock where you should be sure to sample American dishes and experience the Barbados culture.


Operating Hours

Give the distillery a call ahead of time to get their hours of operation.


Show up at this landmark ready to give over the total cost of admission, which your party can figure out by phoning in advance.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (246) 425-8757 Or (246) 425-8757

Location: Brandons Spring Garden Highway, Bridgetown, Barbados




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