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Callwood Distillery

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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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Brits don't put enough money into this island for tourists

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.

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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Kennebunkport, Maine
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Kennebunkport, Maine
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Cary, North Carolina
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We were there in February of 2015 and the distillery was not in production. The rum making process begins in March. Maybe if you go during that time, it will be more of something to visit. During the down time a visit to the distillery is very very quick. From the outside ou can look at a very old and... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Interesting side trip from Cane Garden Bay. Short informative rum-tasting from a Callwood family member. Interesting to hear about their distilling history. Barely took 10 minutes (tasted 4 different rums for $1 per person). Worth a visit.

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Maryland Heights, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Fairly easy to find off the main road running through Cane Garden Bay, this rustic and historic distillery should be on everyones list when visiting Tortola. The staff is friendly and informative and the Rum is not bad either!

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Mallorca
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Took a safari taxi from Roadtown and stopped here on the way to the beach to taste the rum. Interesting Little place with friendly staff. Worth a stop.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This place was fun to stop and do a rum tasting. Unique flavors made this a treat! The prices were very reasonable and the people working here were super friendly. Just stop by quick next time you're in Cane Garden Bay!

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This place was great! Stopped off here in a big family group on the way to the beach. We were able to taste four different rums for $1.00, and then bought our favourite. We ended up buying 3 bottles! Staff were fun and knowledgeable, and this was a memorable stop on our visit to the Caribbean.

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

At first we were apathic when we first walked to the distillery, because it looks like ruin. But rum produced there is great - (they have many varietes) but the one I have tried was strong and mild at the same time! What was little dissapointing, the distillery offerred a "tour" for I do not remember well, let's say few... More 

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