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Callwood Distillery

Cane Garden Bay, Tortola
+1 284-495-9383
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Ranked #26 of 48 Activities in Tortola
Type: Historic Sites, Breweries
Activities: Shopping, Drinking
Description: This historic rum distillery is one of the last of its kind in the British Virgin Islands.
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English first
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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209 reviews 209 reviews
40 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
16 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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472 reviews 472 reviews
268 attraction reviews
176 helpful votes 176 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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116 reviews 116 reviews
12 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
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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96 reviews 96 reviews
34 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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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Petionville, Haiti
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56 reviews 56 reviews
32 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 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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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
37 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

This was a neat little place to visit in Cane Garden Bay. They make Pure Cane Rum and for a $1.00 you can sample each of the four kinds. They explained the difference between the white, freshly made rum, the 4 year aged rum, the 10 year aged rum, and the flavored ladies rum!!! It's an easy walk from the... More

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