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“Informative, but not that impressive” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Diageo's Captain Morgan Rum Distillery

Diageo's Captain Morgan Rum Distillery
Melvin Evans Highway, Frederiksted, St. Croix
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Ranked #16 of 18 Activities in Frederiksted
Type: Food & Drink
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Arlington, Virginia
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“Informative, but not that impressive”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

If you want a true tour of a distillery and the process of making rum, I high suggest you go to the Cruzan Rum tour instead. The whole process of the tour for Captain Morgan takes about an hour from the time you start with a 20-30 minute video. This video basically is a marketing video showing commercial and other things. It doesn't go into the process of making rum or the history of Captain Morgan. After this video you are loaded into a large golf cart type vehicle and drive around the distillery. No usage of camera or cell phones are allowed, they very worried that a spark may blow the place sky high, unlike Cruzan which wants you to take photos of everything. The drive around the plants lasts about 20 minutes and then they take you back to the visitors center and give you two coins so you can have a couple tasting drinks of rum. I think the $10 would have been better spent as a bar on the beach over the tour.

Visited November 2013
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Clayton, North Carolina
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“Say Hi to the Captain”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

This tour is well worth your time. It takes about an hour but you will want to relax in the bar for free drinks. They have a great display of the history of St. Croix and is very informative. Also have a good history of Captain Henry Morgan.

The video they show is a real hoot!!

The tour of the plant were the make the rum is informative. The plant itself is immaculate and is a tribute to the excellent job they do in managing it. It is highly efficient and no waste is expelled from the plant.

The bar area was my favorite, large and relaxing not to mention the good rum punches served there.

Visited October 2013
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“WASTE OF TIME! NOT HANDS ON LIKE CRUZAN!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013 via mobile

You take a tour on a golf cart and get 2 drink coins which means you can only taste 2 things... Stupid.

Please visit Cruzan Rum tour for a more in depth experience. You get to walk through the plant and see everything in live action and at the end you get to try as much rum as you want.. They even have 151 soaked cherries. This is only at Cruzan Rum Factory on STX!

Visited August 2012
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TUS
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“Rum Rum Rum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

It's a new high tech distillery that not only makes lots of rum, but also its own electric. Besides learning how rum is made it the tour is gives some history of the US Virgin Islands. Of course they offer a tasting after the your. A good place to visit should it rain.

Visited May 2013
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Brookfield, Wisconsin
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“Great tour and can take back 6 bottles rum per person to US”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

New high tech state of the art rum Distillery with keg aging - manufacturing site. Very good island history exhibit and display. Good shuttle cart tour. nice gift shop. 2 good fresh made exotic um drinks included.
Can buy bottles of good rum for half US price and can take back 6 bottles per person to US as checked baggage - NO charge! they will pack it for you.

Visited April 2013
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