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Discover The Birthplace Of Rum and the Rise of Sugar. Our Barbadian Heritage

About Barbados Sugar & Rum Season 2018

Immerse yourself in this mesmerizing story and experience life in the birthplace of rum, through the island’s newest season - The Barbados Sugar and Rum Season. This exciting, educational, and experiential season offers an insight into Barbados’ rich heritage, which resulted in the island becoming known as “the brightest jewel in the British crown” and the “richest spot of land of all the European colonies in the Caribbean”.

From rum distillery tours, to sugar and rum cooking classes, chocolate making classes, walking and bus tours, mixology shows, historic lectures, spa treatments, street and beach parties, an Open House Season, a big BBQ, as well as slave route, cane factory, windmill and rum shop tours, the Barbados Sugar and Rum Season is steeped in creativity, history and authenticity, and the perfect way to complete your memorable Barbados experience.

 

Tickets will be available from January 15, 2018

 

Season Events

Since the first settlement in 1625, Barbados was an agricultural-based economy, dominated by sugar and rum, until production of these commodities was eclipsed by tourism in the 1990’s. This rich heritage is therefore given pride of place through the introduction of the Barbados Sugar and Rum Season. This is an exciting, educational, and experiential season, which is steeped in creativity, history and authenticity. The Barbados Tourism Product Authority presents the 2018 Barbados Sugar and Rum Season!

01Jan - 15Apr
Foursquare Copper Still Rum Tasting Tours

Foursquare Copper Still Rum Tasting Tours

Visit the most modern and computerized distillery in the western hemisphere, to learn about rum, while simultaneously introducing your taste buds to e...
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St. Philip
15Jan - 31Mar
Barbados National Trust Open House Season

Barbados National Trust Open House Season

It is an experience not be missed!  Open House Season, which has been a 'must do' on Barbados' events calendar since the 1960s, continues in 201...
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St. Michael
15Jan - 15Apr
Nidhe Israel Synagogue and Museum Tours

Nidhe Israel Synagogue and Museum Tours

The cultivation and exportation of sugar cane made Barbados an extremely wealthy country, and with over 500 windmills, mass production ensured continu...
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St. Michael FROM 09:00 AM To 04:00 PM
19Jan - 13Apr
Ancestral Trails

Ancestral Trails

Step back in time as we trace the memories of our ancestors and their fight for freedom, while visiting the sites of memory and experience the oral tr...
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West Coast FROM 09:30 AM To 03:00 PM
24Jan - 04Apr
Sugar and Rum Cooking Classes

Sugar and Rum Cooking Classes

Are you looking for a real hands-on experience?  
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Christ Church FROM 10:30 AM To 01:00 PM
25Jan - 24Mar
Sugar and Rum Season Lecture Series

Sugar and Rum Season Lecture Series

As we explore the history of the story of sugar and rum in Barbados, join prominent historians and experts as they tell the tales often unheard by man...
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St. Michael FROM 07:00 PM To 08:00 PM
01Feb - 28Feb
Portvale Sugar Factory Tour

Portvale Sugar Factory Tour

The awe-inspiring tales of sugar production in Barbados when sugar was king and rum was queen in the 17th and 18th centuries are captured as...
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St. James FROM 09:00 AM To 03:00 PM
03Feb - 24Mar
Chocolate and Pastry Making Class

Chocolate and Pastry Making Class

The sweet decadence of chocolates filled with the taste of the island’s mouth-watering ingredients and dipped in the spirit of Barbadian warmth ...
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Christ Church FROM 10:00 AM To 11:00 AM
04Feb - 25Mar
From Barrel to Bottle- A Rum Tour of Bridgetown

From Barrel to Bottle- A Rum Tour of Bridgetown

The story of one of the world’s finest spirits flows as you drive pass the spaces once occupied by the barrels and bottles, which were enjoyed b...
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St. Michael FROM 03:30 PM To 05:00 PM

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the dates of the Season?
    The Barbados Sugar and Rum Season will be held from January 15 2018 – April 15 2018
  • Who should I contact with press inquiries?
    Local press should contact Ms. Renice Bostic at [email protected] and international press should contact Ms. Aprille Thomas at [email protected]
  • When will tickets be available?
    The Barbados Sugar and Rum Season tickets will be available from January 15 2018

 

 

Contact Us

Barbados Tourism Product Authority
1st Floor Warrens Office Complex, Warrens St. Michael
Email: [email protected]
Facebook and Instagram: @BarbadosSugarandRum

 

 

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A TRIBUTE TO THE BIRTHPLACE OF RUM

Barbados is considered the birthplace of rum, and Mount Gay distillery - founded in 1703 - is believed to produce the oldest rum found anywhere in the world. Today's connoisseurs always appreciate a gift bottle of Barbadian Rum, there are a number to select from - Mount Gay Rum, Foursquare Rum, Cockspur Rum, St. Nicholas Abbey Rum, etc. Rum is the essence of this Caribbean nation's culture. It ignites the gossip in our bars and sometimes even binds our business deals. It is celebrated by every sector of our society, from farm workers to property tycoons. Barbados rum is the best rum in the world and it's the spirit of our island culture and history.

So just say yes to that first rum punch, and you'll soon ease into the spirit of island life. As the saying goes, time flies when you're having rum.

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