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Callwood Distillery

Cane Garden Bay, Tortola
+1 284-495-9383
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Ranked #28 of 51 Activities in Tortola
Type: Historic Sites, Breweries, Food & Drink
Activities: Shopping, Drinking
Owner description: This historic rum distillery is one of the last of its kind in the British Virgin Islands.
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Type: Historic Sites, Breweries, Food & Drink
Activities: Shopping, Drinking
Owner description: This historic rum distillery is one of the last of its kind in the British Virgin Islands.

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Ayr, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

hired a safari taxi in Road Town and this was a stop on the tour, fun and interesting. Tried 4 shots for a dollar and bought a bottle of the Pa*** D*** which is very smooth.

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Sunnyvale, California
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145 reviews 145 reviews
44 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Visited while on the Celebrity Summit. Although the rum was free, the quality was not as good as Puerto Rico. When I visited they were maintaining the distillery and we could not taste more than 3 rum drinks.

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Delaware
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I actually found this distillery to be charming and very interesting. Of course, I purchased some rum but I never drank it (its more of a souvenir to me) so I cannot attest to the taste but I'm sure its wonderful. This is worth the stop to get away from the monotony of the beaches and crowds.

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Tampa, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The Callwood Family has more than 200 years experience in running this Caribbean distillery. We purchase two bottles of Arundel Cane Rum, Yummy, tasting rum!

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Daytona Beach, FL
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240 reviews 240 reviews
45 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

this place is for you! Not a typical American Tourist trap rum distillery tour. Try to avoid it on days when the cruise ships are in port because the bus loads of sunburned and overfed swarm to Cane Garden Bay. Delicious rum, with unique sitings.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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98 reviews 98 reviews
17 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We decided to stop at the distillery while visiting Cane Garden with our friends. It's actually not open this time of year however we ran into one of the owners while walking around and he gave us a tour. He is part of this family owned business. Callwood is the longest continuous running rum distillery for over 200 years. We... More 

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Palm Bay, Florida
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512 reviews 512 reviews
283 attraction reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

You enter a little shack, pay $1.00 and receive 4 shots of their rum. Not much else to see or do here

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Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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153 reviews 153 reviews
14 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

I was not impressed with the "negative" marketing, If they have a fine product this is a poor way to present it, they give the impression of fly by night, though they have been around. I am sure there is an interesting history/story here somewhere. Suggest the owners take a higher road and will perhaps have more business. There are... More 

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Byhalia, Mississippi
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

I was on a tour and of the island and our tour guide gave us a great tour. it was during the off season and the guide didn't know if anyone would be there @ Castlewood. I was a little weary about driving off the road but he assured me that we would be ok. we took the tour and... More 

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buffalo
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105 reviews 105 reviews
36 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

not much to see. there is a little shack that has the shots outside for the $1. no tour whatsoever. Unless you want to be ripped off and walk outside the building. It was ok as my 21 year old son works at a liquor store and thought it was interesting. Would of rather stayed at the beach. Feel bad... More 

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