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Foursquare Distillery

Barbados
246-420-1977
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Type: Historic Sites, Factory Tours, Food & Drink
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Courtenay, BC
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Fortunately we took a bus to the distillery, so didn't need to drive home. The self-guided tour was much better a presentation than the Mountgay Commercial version, and was free! The tasting bar was staffed by Debirah and Wayne, who presented a knowledgeable, entertaining, tasting at a very reasonable price. a local lunch-truck provided local food for lunch and the... More

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Falkirk, Scotland
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54 reviews 54 reviews
8 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We read the reviews of Mount Gay and this place and picked Foursquare. We were so pleased we did. The site is attractive and the self-guided tour around the rum - making plant was interesting and informative..The folk museum, although small is really nicely done and well worth a look. As far as the tastings go, you pay if you... More

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London
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We had a really nice visit and gained a good insight into the complexities of rum production and the innovative ideas that Foursquare use to produce such wonderful rum. I'll be sure to buy a bottle or two of their dark stuff, which tastes great. Just wish I wasn't driving !

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Bidston, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We only knew about Foursquare as our hotel recommended it. Really glad we made the effort to go-it was great to see a real distillery (rather than the Mt Gay Visitor Centre) the rum smell in the air was delicious! We loved the rum tasting and the little museum was fascinating. Would recommend if you're a regular visitor to Barbados... More

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New York
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89 reviews 89 reviews
12 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

On our last trip to Barbados, we decided to go to Foursquare. Having been on the Mt. Gay Rum Tour on a rainy day several years ago, we were expecting the same type of commercialized tour. This was very different. You walk along at your own pace following yellow footprints on the ground and reading informational signs along the way.... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Lovely grounds and you can walk around the factory. Informative signs means we did without a guided tour, and all free! TIP. The tours from the cruise ships tend to go mid morning and just after lunch. Avoid those times! The bar staff are great to chat to which you can only really do with no crowds around.

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Poole
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Well I've done the Mount Gay rum experience a number of times. It used to be very good years ago but now is just a quick sales pitch and a few 'free' tasters. So we are driving back from Bottom Bay to Oistins for Friday fish night and drive past the Foursquare rum distillery. We had an hour or so... More

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
28 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

We caught the bus from Bridgetown to the Foursquare Distillery. On the day we visted the American ambassador was also visiting. The first thing to note is that if you do a self guided tour it is free. We choose to have a guided tour with Dawn and it cost $5 per person (10bbd$) The history of the place is... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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88 reviews 88 reviews
22 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

The drive to get here is very enjoyable. It passes through sugar cane fields and the rural country side. Our group was here on a RCL cruise excursion. The staff at the distillery is very good. The tour was short, about 30-45 minutes, but was well presented. The tasting room was a bit dark and dreary. But the rum was... More

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Dallas, Texas
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117 reviews 117 reviews
31 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

This was a great place to learn a lot about rum. The guide was very knowledgeable, and I thought the whole process of making rum was interesting. At the end of the tour, you get to try some rum samples.

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