Go on a journey to the picturesque south coast of Jamaica during this 6-hour rum tasting tour from Montego Bay. Visit the exotic Appleton Estate, home of the finest rum in the world. Take a tour of the distillery and sample 10 different varieties of rum; you might even bring some home! Learn about the history of rum production and what makes Appleton so unique. Roundtrip transportation to and from your hotel in Montego Bay is provided.
Following a convenient pickup from your Montego Bay hotel, climb on board a comfortable tour vehicle and set off for a relaxing drive along the scenic southern coast of Jamaica. The bus will travel from the city into St. Elizabeth parish in the Nassau Valley, home to the historic Appleton Estate.
After arriving at the distillery, which dates back to 1749, go on an informative 45-minute tour of the facility and its lush grounds. See the copper pot stills that are responsible for the rum’s distinctive flavor, and get a peek inside the aging house, where rum is store in oak barrels for up to 30 years. A friendly, knowledgable guide will provide information on the distillery’s prestigious history as one of the island’s first rum producers. Learn what makes Appleton’s rum so unique: local water naturally filtered by limestone, sugar cane molasses and a signature yeast culture.
Next comes the best part of the tour: sit down to taste 10 different varieties of rum, along with fresh-pressed cane juice, a local treat. After sampling there is the opportunity to purchase souvenir bottles to take home; some labels are only available in Jamaica. At the end of the tour your guide will return you to your hotel in Montego Bay.