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Barbados is the Birthplace of Rum
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Barbados is the Birthplace of Rum

Barbados is notorious for its world­class sun­kissed beaches, lush landscapes, perfect year round weather, and Rum!

Rum is a significant and symbolic part of Barbados’s history and culture. It is the cornerstone of the ‘Rum Shop’ culture. A by­product of Barbados’ main commodity, sugar cane, it is a staple at social gatherings and believed to be a cure for many ailments.

Rum is made from sugar cane by a process of fermentation and distillation. For over 350 years, rum has been produced in Barbados. However, it wasn’t until Mount Gay Rum began distilling in 1703, that Barbados was acknowledged as the birthplace of rum. Barbados rum is distinguished as the strongest and most refined in the world! It is the main ingredient to some of the sweetest and spiciest tropical libations that Barbados has to offer, including the Barbados Rum Punch and the Bajan Painkiller.

Annually, Barbados hosts the Food & Wine and Rum Festival. This festival is a sophisticated, upscale culinary celebration which features acclaimed international and local chefs, wine experts and mixologists.

Very high on the list of things to do in Barbados, are our invigorating rum tours:

Day 1

The Mount Gay Rum Visitor Centre

The Mount Gay Rum Visitor Centre

The Mount Gay Rum Visitor Centre tour will give you a comprehensive guide through the history of the world’s oldest rum brand.

Day 2

The Foursquare Rum Factory and Heritage Park

The Foursquare Rum Factory and Heritage Park

The Foursquare Rum Factory and Heritage Park is a more modern and computerized rum factory. The heritage park features beautifully landscaped gardens, art, craft shops and food and drink stalls.
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Day 3

The West Indies Rum Distillery

The West Indies Rum Distillery

The West Indies Rum Distillery is located on the tropical Brighton Beach. It is home to rums such as Cockspur and Malibu.
     
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