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Callwood Distillery

Cane Garden Bay, Tortola
+1 284-495-9383
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Ranked #28 of 49 Activities in Tortola
Type: Historic Sites, Breweries, Food & Drink
Activities: Shopping, Drinking
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Owner description: This historic rum distillery is one of the last of its kind in the British Virgin Islands.

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Sunnyvale, California
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145 reviews 145 reviews
44 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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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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10 helpful votes 10 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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231 reviews 231 reviews
44 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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17 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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185 helpful votes 185 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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152 reviews 152 reviews
14 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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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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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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Petionville, Haiti
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126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

If this distillery in on your way, go. If you want to buy good rum, go. If you want to see a very very old (almost run down house), go. Otherwise, there is way more to see and do in Tortola. The rhum is indeed excellent. And like other people said, you can taste sample of the various kinds of... More

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