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Appleton Estate Rum Tour

| Siloah P.O., Santa Cruz, Jamaica
876 963 9215
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Ranked #2 of 7 Attractions in Santa Cruz
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Factory Tours, Food & Drink
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Owner description: The Appleton Estate Rum Tour offers unique insight into a part of Jamaica's History and rich complex culture. The estate is home to the legendary Appleton Distillary, rum makers since 1749. Located in the picturesque Nassau Valley in St. Elizabeth, on Jamaica's South Coast. During the rum tour you will experience first hand, the historic production process of Appleton Estates' Rums. You will be able to see and experience some of the earliest methods of extracting juice from sugarcane, learn about the unique distillation process in our 200 year old pot stills and visit one of our barrel houses where the rums age to perfection. After the rum tour, you will begin to understand why Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum is the finest in the world.
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

This is part of the wray and nephew branded rum drinks.... The tour is open to both individuals or groups. Not cheap but interesting and I suppose if you have never been to a distillery than it is worth doing, once in a life time.

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

we on this trip as a culture day the rum factory is brilliant and the tour is very well run with the guides well versed. You can purchase rum and gifts etc .we went on it as part of a culture day

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Tasmania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I was not a rum drinker before this tour.....this changed after our informative tour and many tastings. Our tour began with a rum punch tasting to get us in the mood. What followed was an informative tour taken by a very knowledgeable guide who explained every aspect of the process to make the rum, and made sure that we were... More

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Oak Ridge, Tennessee
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

First, let me say that the Appleton Estate Rum Tour itself was extremely informative and well done; I rate it a 5 (Excellent). However, the van ride to Appleton was abysmal, the worst of my entire life. I rate it a 1 (Terrible). My husband and I booked the Appleton Estate Rum Tour as a Carnival cruise excursion and had... More

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Sudbury, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Raining when we arrive and they were very accommodating to alter the standard routine of the tour to allow for the rain to slacken. Guide was knowledgeable and made the tour engaging and fun.

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Toronto, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We went to the Appleton Estate Rum Distillery in November 2014. They offered a mixed rum drink and pieces of sugar cane for us to chew on while we wait for the tour to begin. Since it was raining, they did the sampling first. The tour guide explained each sample of bottle in detail, left us with shot glasses, and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Loved the tour our host and guide was fantastic my only criticisms were they bunched a few groups together and the rum taste was a bit of a free for all but all in all it was fantastic!!

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Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

starts with rum punch & then goes onto a very interesting informative & amusing tour of the distillery before ending with a rum tasting of eight different rums , fantastic .the rums in the shop here are cheaper than on the street .

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Your tour starts with rum punch in the bar. The guide then takes you around the distillery explaining the process in detail. The tour ended with an explanation of the products and there is a shop there to buy your favourite. Try the blue mountain coffee liqueur heavenly

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

I love Appleton rum so this was a must, also visiting distilleries and breweries are my thing. The tour started with a rum punch (or three!) in the bar and then around the distillery. The guide was great and explained the process and history. The tour ended with an explanation of the different products and then a bottle of each... More

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