Mount Gay Rum Distilleries and Visitor Center

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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

You may enjoy staying in Bridgetown if you plan on visiting Mount Gay Rum Distilleries and Visitor Center, since those visiting this area of Barbados will have the benefit of easy access to this distillery during their visit. There are a good number of lodgings in the neighborhood near this attraction.

Hotels near Mount Gay Rum Distilleries and Visitor Center
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Melbourne Apartments Hotel 1.1 mi. (3.3 km) N
Nautilus Beach Apartments Villa complex 2.3 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
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

Lively explorers will additionally be attracted by the area because of the opportunities for open-air options. Guests interested in trying out their aptitude on the course, can do so at the closest golfing option, which is Rockley Golf Course. If playing a few rounds of golf doesn't excite you, you might want to head over to Brandons Beach, which is the closest beach to Mount Gay Rum Distilleries and Visitor Center. However, many other beach and golf attractions are located in the region. You will also find a variety of other interesting places to get away from the sun within a reasonable distance. Not far away are two additional attractions--Cricket Legends Museum and Agapey Chocolate Factory.


Operating Hours

The schedule of operation for Mount Gay Rum Distilleries and Visitor Center isn't readily available, meaning your top chance at success is calling ahead of time to make sure the site is going to be open during the time you and your companions intend to stop by.


If you need to know the price of admission, you should call Mount Gay Rum Distilleries and Visitor Center beforehand to find out how much they charge, or if they do at all.

Contact Information

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

Location: Brandons Spring Garden Highway, Bridgetown, Barbados




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