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Mount Gay Visitor Centre

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Address: Spring Garden Highway | Exmouth Gap, Brandons, Bridgetown, Barbados
Phone Number: +1 246-425-8757
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Activities: Drinking
Description: Set against the brilliant blue of the Caribbean sea and sky, our Visitor...
Set against the brilliant blue of the Caribbean sea and sky, our Visitor Centre invites guests from around the world to discover the story behind Barbados' finest spirit. Greeted in our lush green garden, visitors will explore the history, heritage and craft of Mount Gay rums, while special tours treat you to a cocktail mixing session or a traditional Bajan lunch. Come learn of the distillation, ageing and blending techniques that have been perfected over 310 years of crafting the world's oldest rum! Mount Gay Rum: There is a Time and a Place.
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My husband and I hired a driver to take us to visit Mt Gay. The price was cheap at the door but our hotel offered an excursion that was quite a bit more expensive. Our tour guide... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The tour consisted of a visit to the bottling room, a short movie, and rum tasting. The staff were very knowledgable about their product as well as pairing rum with cigars. The buffet lunch was very good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

My husband and I hired a driver to take us to visit Mt Gay. The price was cheap at the door but our hotel offered an excursion that was quite a bit more expensive. Our tour guide was friendly and fun. The tour was informative about history and about the rum making process. You are given a cup of rum... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We didn't book a tour through a company but rather took a taxi for 15 dollars and then paid 10 usd at the distillery. It was funny and educational and definitely worth doing. The tastings were great and the food was great too. We had to pay a little more for food but worth it. You can also buy rum... More 

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Cranford, New Jersey
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Liked everything and disliked nothing! Host was very informative and congenial. Also, really enjoyed the history lesson and all the rum tasting.

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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Didn't do the tour as have done it several times in the past. Always go in for a rum cocktail though and buy bits in the shop. Went through to the bar for a drink, but the guy serving me was so ignorant it was unbelievable. Definitely not suited to being in a service industry! I was so taken aback... More 

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Marc M, Manager at Mount Gay Visitor Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your unpleasant visit here at the Centre. We pride ourselves in creating great, friendly and personable experiences here each and every time. Hence the need for us to respond to such reviews in a prompt and timely manner. Would it be possible for us to get on an email... More 

Escondido
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

After a morning of diving, my family and I decided to visit the Mount Gay Visitor Centre for an afternoon tour. We were there on a cruise ship and you can get to the centre by foot but it is a long walk so we took a cab which cost about 10 US$. The tour started off perfectly with a... More 

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

If you are looking for something to do its worth a visit. The guide is full of funny stories and the rum tasting is great and gets better with every glass you try. It is not a long tour so give it a go.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We enjoyed our tour and tasting with Dwayne. We learned about the history of Mount Gay Rum distilleries as well as how rum is made, saw a promotional movie and then got to taste the different kinds of rum they produce. We also got to see inside the bottling plant. This is not the distillery, that is closed to the... More 

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Trinidad
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This tour sure holds a large space in our memory bank. At first we were bit sceptic as my hubby was not drinking alcohol. But as interest to take the tour for knowledge i decided the cocktail tour as i am a cocktail lover. Our tour guide made it fun and exciting as she did a great job educating us... More 

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Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Chose this attraction on advice of a friend. Nice welcome drink at the beginning of the tour(I had two ;). Good history lesson on rum. The tour guide, RIya was very pleasant.

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Address: Address: Spring Garden Highway | Exmouth Gap, Brandons, Bridgetown, Barbados
Phone Number: +1 246-425-8757
Location: Caribbean  >  Barbados  >  Saint Michael Parish  >  Bridgetown

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