West Indies Rum Distillery
North Brighton Road, Black Rock St. Michael, Barbados.
Distillery Tour Experience
Immerse yourself in the rich legacy of Barbados rum at West Indies Rum Distillery, a historic gem founded in 1893 by the visionary George Stade. Our distillery stands as a testament to passion and craftsmanship, where the acclaimed Planteray Rum and Stade’s Rum come to life. As you step into the world of Stade’s, you'll uncover the secrets of Barbadian rum production in an immersive journey through time.
Begin your exploration in "Pot Still Alley," a unique enclave boasting our exclusive collection of historic stills, including the world's oldest surviving pot still. Traverse the hallowed grounds of our Distiller’s Vault, a treasure trove of recipes, blueprints, and experiments spanning decades. Observe the daily alchemy of our distillery, where expert teams meticulously craft Stade’s and Planteray rums. The odyssey continues in our Ageing Bond warehouse, where you'll indulge in a tasting straight from the barrel, followed by a curated sampling of four rums on our Brighton Beach look-out deck. This distinctive experience unfolds at the only distillery in Barbados perched on the coastline, offering an unparalleled view of the azure Caribbean Sea just steps away.
Rum Tasting and Beach Experience
Against the backdrop of turquoise waters, your sensory adventure extends to the Brighton Beach Deck and Bar, guided by our skilled mixologist. Commence with a Welcome cocktail and delve into the history and techniques of rum production showcased in our wall exhibit. Taste firsthand the diversity of styles and flavor profiles that have made Barbados rum renowned worldwide. Sample four exceptional rums carefully selected from the esteemed Stade’s Rum and Planteray Rum ranges. Each sip reflects our mission at Stade’s Visitor Centre: to craft the world’s finest rum on the very island where rum was born. Conclude your experience with a moment of serenity on the soft sands of Brighton Beach, serenaded by the gentle rhythm of waves just beyond our doors.
Your host, Ramon Watson, and his dedicated team extend a warm invitation to Stade’s Visitor Centre, promising an unforgettable visit. Ramon, a self-professed “rum geek,” shares his fervor for the best of Barbados, ensuring your journey into the world of Stade’s is nothing short of extraordinary.