Distillerie Damoiseau
Distillerie Damoiseau
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8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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By GRZ
Underrated Distillery
5.0 of 5 bubblesNov 2021
Not sure why people are so harsh on this distillery... prior to coming here we visited just a week earlier 10 different ones in Martinique, the so called "rhum capital of the world" and we both enjoyed our time at Damoiseau, even though I don't find their rhum best on Guadeloupe or overall my favorite... It's basically a self guided free tour on their grounds, some maps and signs are present for the ones interested in the process of making rhum but they are all in French... to me it didn't matter as needless to say we have seen quite a few by the time we got here... What we really enjoyed is the art on the walls, ruins etc. and that French Bulldog sculpture at the front is freaking awesome :) the grounds aren't huge so it's not a super long stop, unless you are going to spend a tone of time in their gift shop or sampling the rhum afterwards (free as well so not sure why again people complain about it). The dog on the grounds, that lovely Boxer (the live dog, no the art sculpture dog hehe) is amazing :) be careful not to step on it - it's harmless and just chills at the entrance and it sometimes get pretty busy! I know this brand is very commercial but I think people here need to show some more appreciation and get through their bias - it's a really cool place to visit no matter whether you dislike their rhum and brand or are a huge fan... TIP: they are the only brand on the islands of Grand Terre and Basse Terre that make these colorful bottles - really cool souvenir idea

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Col L
Australia146 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
I really enjoyed the in restricted access all over the operation. In an age where security Is increasingly prevalent, it was refreshing to be able to wander, unsupervised, through the distillery at our own pace looking at areas of interest.
The gift shop is really well done and the tasting station pours a very generous sample.
The coffee shop under the shade was a perfect place to relax with a well made brew afterwards.
Written January 7, 2020
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Barbara B
New York93 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
The gift shop is quite interesting and the historic ruins behind are even better but the piece de resistance is the factory open air tour and the vats of fermenting rhum. Oh the smell-o-vision. The rhum is alot more expensive than Martinique but it's vacation time!!
Written March 12, 2020
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PBlack
Vancouver, Canada95 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Couples
We had a nice time just walking around the distillery. It’s a self guided tour and free. Lots of good photo opportunities.

We bought a few items at the gift shop. We didn’t try the tastings it was a bit too early for us and we’re driving.
Written January 3, 2018
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giuliano a
Italy31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2014 • Friends
Do you like Rum??? Well, this is one of the best world rum in the world! The air smells of sugar mixed with alcohol, all around the historical distillery the flora is fantastic. you are free to enter in almost any space inside the distillery, there is also a bar in the garder which is big thousand and thousand square meters! WELL, I can maybe continue to describe this place with many others words, but resuming in few: is for sure one of the place to visit in Guadalupe!
Written March 24, 2015
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Alla R
New York City, NY13 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We arrived to the distillery on Saturday afternoon. In my spoiled imagination, if someone opens a distillery to tourists, they would take pains to organize a tour with an explanation of history and process. All of this was offered on faded posters (in French only) on three billboards. You can help yourself to a self-guided tour of an industrial monstrosity without a word of explanation what all of this machinery means. There is a old mill-like structure which I assume is the original rum distillery, but it is just my guess because who knows, no one explains anything and there is a "private property" sign that obstructs the approach to it..... We accidentally trespassed (self-guidedly) to that private property of, we assume, Damoiseau family (where we glimpsed some contemporary art surrounding an attractive swimming pool0 just to get closer to the "mill". At the tasting counter/cashier, a guy was busy washing and drying his plate from his lunch while we were mincing uncomfortably by the tasting counter and another couple was waiting at the cash register with their purchases from the gift shop. The guy was very meticulous at drying his dish. When he all of a sudden noticed that people were waiting at two points of service, he disappeared screaming, "Collette! Collette!" Collette shows up to manage the tasting counter (that's us), she is gruff, unfriendly, nigh snarly and speaks not a word of English. OK, this is our problem, we speak very limited French, so we are trying our best to figure out how this outfit works. She doesn't try to conceal her annoyance, but explains that we have to go inside the shop and select rum that we want to taste. Inside, there is actually one person who speaks English, he is friendly, but doesn't offer much information on rums, just says, this one is very old, another is extra old. OK, we take pictures of bottles of the rums that we would like to try. When we get back to the tasting counter, surly Colette all of a sudden declares that there are only 3-yr old rums that we may try, none of Very Old or Extra Old. And gives us like 10 grams of the rum to taste. At this point, we are not interested anymore. We leave unhappy; we killed a couple of hours of valuable time which we could have spent on a beach or at another distillery; we learned nothing about rum, we did not make any purchases. The whole point of this operation is beyond me, Apparently there are other distilleries on the island which offer better information and service. It is quite possible Damoiseau produces excellent rum. We have no way of knowing despite our best efforts. Skip Damoiseau, it is not worth your time.
Written February 9, 2020
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Christopher L
Colfax, NC117 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Family
We visited here around lunch time and were glad we did. They had a small stand and the very nice lady made us sandwiches that were great and she really enjoyed her job. The tour is self guided. We could wonder all around the grounds. It was fun. You could actually hurt yourself if you got in the way of the sugar truck backing up or fell into the vat of rum. It was loud too with all of the machinery going. No over the top lawyer inspired safety mess to deal with. You had to actually look after yourself. How refreshing. The store had lots of gifts for those back home and we took advantage. It took about 2 hours lunch included and was enjoyable. I would return.
Written July 16, 2016
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mladham
Pulborough, UK103 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
After a disappointing visit to Le Moule, this made the drive worthwhile; very much like walking around a factory/ distillery; you walk right through the process. From receiving the cane, extracting , into vats right through to bottling. The shop is great to taste & buy Rum & other good momentos too!
Written May 23, 2018
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SilverBull8t
Ottawa, Canada135 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Friends
Nice automated establishment. Self-guided tour- not too long. Nice sampling after.

The boutique has a lot of gifts and prices are pretty good.
Written February 13, 2017
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vmarkovg
Washington DC, DC11 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Couples
The distillery greets you up front with the gift shop, which has plenty of souvenirs and, of course, Damoiseau rum. A good place to pick up some cheap bottles of rum and drinkware. The gift shop also offers rum tastings. Beyond the gift shop, visitors are allowed to roam free through the distillery behind the shop. The distillery is still clearly in operation and you can go right up and into all of the machinery. Might not be the best place for taking small children. Hard to know what each piece of machinery does since there are no explanations.
Written November 26, 2016
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Brad H
Traverse City, MI113 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Couples
Thoroughly enjoyed our time visiting. It included a free walk through some older buildings and materials before a great tasting. The man in charge spoke great English and was extremely friendly in explaining every type of rum and in pouring us samples. Great product in a fun environment.
Written January 7, 2016
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