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“interesting tour but do not go with a tour agency”

Demerara Distillery
Ranked #5 of 6 Tours in Georgetown
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“interesting tour but do not go with a tour agency”
Reviewed June 6, 2012

Interesting tour but do not go with any of the tour agencies who sell this tour for about 70 USD. The real price is 15 USD. Contact DDL through their website to make a reservation for the tour. Take mini-bus 42 from Stabroek market and get out at DDL sales (100 GYD one way), you can buy your ticket for the tour there.

Visited June 2012
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English first
Northampton, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“EBD”
Reviewed May 25, 2012

Very well informed staff super samples,nice glasses to take home with the rum!!

Visited June 2011
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Houston, Texas
Level 6 Contributor
101 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
“Fascinating!”
Reviewed April 13, 2012

Yes, they really do use ancient wooden vats. Learning all about how rum happens was fascinating and the tasting at the end was quite enlightening.

Visited January 2012
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Toronto, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Don't Believe Their Tour Offer”
Reviewed March 20, 2012

We were promised a bottle of their rum after the interesting (but
not exceptional) tour ot the facility. We complained! No luck!
They told us that the offer (currently on their automated phone
system) was no longer available. The next day we phoned that
number again... NO CHANGE.. They were still looking for
tourists to fleece. Typical of Guyana's so-called "tourism"
industry. A JOKE. Tour was done on a previous trip. BEWARE.

Visited March 2012
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Seattle
Level 6 Contributor
109 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Died and gone to heaven. The vapours alone set the journey.”
Reviewed January 15, 2012

Loved it. Typical setting. Hundreds of years old and still the old wooden vats are working. Sure there is modernization and upgraded holding tanks etc. but to actually touch history, drink the results, and visualize time makes the Demerara Distillery a great visit. Don't make the mistake thinking you will buy cheap rum in Georgetown. The prices are pretty much world standard for the good stuff. The guided tour is excellent with a guide who actually knows something about the whole production cycle. Loved it.

Visited August 2011
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6 Thank Bentley1Seattle
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