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John Watling's Distillery

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John Watling's Distillery home to JOHN WATLING'S rum and RED TURTLE vodka, the "Spirit of The Bahamas" offers complimentary tours at its home, the Buena Vista Estate, in Downtown Nassau. The historic Estate, founded in 1789 and overlooking the...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Buena Vista Estate | 17 Delancy Street, Nassau 00000, New Providence Island
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+1 242-322-2811
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a self guided tour with examples of history and the distillery process. The rum is available for purchase, free samples of pinya colota were given out

Thank 164kirk
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We accidentally stumbled upon this place on a rainy day and we were so glad we did. The tour was free and very informative, the drinks were delicious and the staff were great. If you have some spare time it’s definitely worth a visit!

Thank Charlotte C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

OK, so you took the kids to see pirates and hit some museums. Now it’s time to let the adults have some fun! You can take a guided or self tour of this small distillery. It ends at the tasting room, where you can buy...More

Thank drs_ars_sas
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tour is free and you can totally walk to and from downtown to this distillery (if you are able bodied and don't mind an 8 minute walk) contrary to every taxi driver's belief. We got dropped off here and walked down into town from...More

1  Thank Anastasia B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is fun place to visit and your if u want to get away from the water activies for a day. U r greeted by 2 roosters at the door. Who are so cute but they won’t let u touch them but u can look...More

1  Thank sunsun1812
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This makes our third year in a row visiting Nassau, multiple times each year. Where else besides John Watling’s can you travel out of the country, visit a business, and feel like you are catching up with an old friend? Shawn has been there everytime,...More

Thank gamayberry
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a good time seeing how the rum is made and tasting afterwards. I even took two bottles of rum!!! It was worth even if the tour is short.

Thank Karina R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was pleasantly surprised by this stop. We were greeted with a tiny taste of a pina colada and started the tour of the grounds. You can actually see the distillery in action. Once inside, you can browse the gift shop or get drinks made...More

1  Thank Funnant
Reviewed June 5, 2018

The house was once a private home (a long, long time ago). The staff is very friendly. The tour is short and the rum is very good. We tried the rum flight. They have you taste the 3 different rums and I thought it was...More

Thank Laura S
Reviewed June 4, 2018 via mobile

Old, clean, interesting place. Very simple, short tour. We did the self guided. You can also tip someone to give you a tour and explain stuff. Staff is very nice and there's also a gift shop.

Thank Braden D
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WYOFinngirl
April 4, 2017|
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Response from LindaOntario_11 | Reviewed this property |
Kids would be ok but they can't sample anything ;) Yes it is withing walking distance from the port.
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5ruffz
February 11, 2017|
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Response from Magik01301 | Reviewed this property |
The rum is the cheapest at the distillery. everywhere else on the island has jacked up the price to make money. they wrap it really well and it's in thicker glass so u will have no problems with transporting it. we took it... More
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LJP326
January 25, 2017|
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Response from Esphocion | Property representative |
Yes at 700 Liquor Stores, Jimmy's, Liquid Courage and at most independents. Bristol does not carry our products...
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