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Address: Cane Garden Bay, Tortola
Phone Number: +1 284-495-9383
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Activities: Shopping, Drinking
Description: This historic rum distillery is one of the last of its kind in the British...
This historic rum distillery is one of the last of its kind in the British Virgin Islands.
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Rum tasting at Callwood Distillery

After spending part of the day at Cane Garden Beach wondered down the dirt road passed rentals to this distillery at the edge of the 'village'. Young woman working there... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Brights Grove, Canada
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Brights Grove, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

After spending part of the day at Cane Garden Beach wondered down the dirt road passed rentals to this distillery at the edge of the 'village'. Young woman working there amazingly had studied in Canada before coming back to work in her family's business. Tried four shots for a dollar, pretty reasonable! Did suggest to her that they needed signs... More 

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Nantucket, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

I had heard of this from a fellow traveler a couple of years ago and was not disappointed. It is a distillery that has been around for 400 years and in the same family for the past 200 years. They have is down. It is a small, very cool place to visit. There is a tasting room (for a nominal... More 

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Ponce, Puerto Rico
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31 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This caribbean distillery is a must to visit while in Tortola. They offer you a tour of the area and some samples of the rum and you can buy it in different sizes. Sometimes you can see the owners around and get to chat with them.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

A laid-back presentation of the history of this distillery that was a pleasant diversion. One buck gets you four tiny shots of rum of different qualities. The last, the "Panty Dropper" blend, goes down VERY easily.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We visited Callwood Distillery as part of our island bus tour and it was a great stop. The guys were funny and friendly and you cannot complain at $1 for four shots of rum. We bought a bottle to take home and my husband said it was really good. They do not pressurise you into buying anything. It is really... More 

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Inwood, West Virginia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Nice tour here, no one was there ecexpt me and a cruise ship passenger. The rum very good, bought 12 bottles to help them out. WILL RETURN

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Ocean Shores, Washington
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Kervin and staff will treat you to samples of rum or wine, answer your questions, in a kindly manner, and give a tour, if you can spare the time. We never miss an opportunity, to stop by for a taste, and a come away with a few goodies. Thankyou, until next season, Susie and Heinz

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Kennebunkport, Maine
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

For what it is, why not make it a more historical destination? What did slavery really cost people, in terms of human efforts to produce the rum? Etc.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Visited Callwood Distillery a few years back when i visited Cane Garden Bay while sailing in the BVI. A short walk from the harbor, at the time completely undeveloped area. Rum samples were great, purchased a couple of bottles, which I savor red for several years. The best part was seeing the elderly man in the hammock near the entrance,... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We were on the beach when told by the local taxi driver about a small family run distillary at the end of the beach, 4 tastings for a dollar! Can't be bad we thought! The family that run it were so much fun, Matt and Mark we assume were the owners sons...? kept refilling our glass for just the one... More 

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