Mount Gay Visitor Centre
Mount Gay Visitor Centre
4.5
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
About
Set against the brilliant blue of the Caribbean sea and sky, our Visitor Centre invites guests from around the world to discover the story behind Barbados' finest spirit. Visitors will be guided through the history, heritage and craft of Mount Gay rums, while special tours treat you to a cocktail mixing session, a traditional Bajan lunch or our dinner experiences. Mount Gay Rum: This is more than a rum
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Joseph L
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Informative and enlightening
    We did the Distillery Tour, but used our own transportation. Our tour guide, Rum Mal was excellent. He was very gracious when we arrived early and made us a very nice cocktail. His knowledge of the history of the distillery was fascinating, and he was also very professional, taking every necessary precaution as we were shown through the facility. He was very patient with everyone in the group and never felt like he was rushing us through. The tasting experience was very enlightening and we learned a lot about the entire rum experience. Would highly recommend.
    Thank you for your review, it was wonderful having you tour with us. Sounds like you’ve learnt a lot from this experience. Will be sure to share with Rumal. We hope to see you again soon.
    Written 7 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 June 2023
  • Florencia B
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Rum and Soca
    My husband and I went to the Rum and Soca experience! We learned about about mount gay distillery, tasted some rum and learned 3 different cocktails. We had lots of fun during this time. Tina, our guide, was an awesome host
    Was great having you with us, Happy to hear you've enjoyed your Experience. Tina is a gem, We will be sure to pass your review on you her. Hope to see you at the next session.
    Written 31 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 24 July 2023
  • Gracie M
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Distillery Tour- fantastic guide
    We done the 2 hour Distillery Tour at the Mount Gay site in St Lucy and had a great afternoon. On arrival, we were presented with a delicious rum punch and saw the different aspects of the rum production process. What made this tour special, was our guide. He was enthusiastic, engaging, interesting and professional. It was obvious that he was passionate about working for Mount Gay and was a great embassador for the company. The end of the tour is where the rum tasting happens- you'll get to try two different Mount Gay rums. Would recommend this tour, especially if you're a rum fan.
    It was wonderful to have you experience Mount Gay with us. Thank you for you review, sounds like you've learnt alot from your guide and had fun while doing it. That is awesome, we will be sure to share this with your guide. Thank you for coming, hope to see you again.
    Written 31 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 August 2023
  • Mobile99797
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    VERY nice tour with better tour guides
    The weather was HOT on the day of our tour. I had neglected to mention the footware requirement to my wife and daughter, so they were not able to do the walking tour. BUT... Romal stayed with them at the great house, and provided then with a "virtual" tour that matched the walking tour I did - plus, they got to stay in the air conditioning. Romal just make their visit that much more special with that personal touch that is hard to accomplish while walking with a group of people. Romal and my family connected on a more personal level as they were all into Pokemon. Akeel (our walking tour guide) was very knowledgeable about all of the things we saw and talked about. Even though it was hot outside, he made the tour an enjoyable experience.
    Thank you for this review, wonderful to know the team was able and ready to go above and beyond to ensure you and your family could still experience Mount gay even if it was virtual. And from the sounds of it, sounds they had equally as much fun. This is great to know, Shall inform the team of their excellent work. We hope to have them back so they can see the process. We look forward to hosting you again.
    Written 18 December 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 21 September 2023
  • mammafloss
    Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom32 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth a visit.
    A great, fun tour which is great value for money. The staff are friendly and explain the run making process well. The tasting session was really good fun and the cocktail on arrival was delicious.
    Thank you for visiting us, we hope to have you back soon. Will also share with the team.
    Written 28 December 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 November 2023
  • AndrewHogg
    83 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great tour
    We had a great visit despite the rain we experienced, but we still saw everything and had a fantastic time. Tina, our host, was so lovely, informative, knowledgeable and helpful, and encouraged us to push our boundaries of what we knew about and expected rum to be. Thanks for a great visit!
    It is always good to push the boundaries, happy Tina was able to open you up to a new experience in Rum. Thank you for visiting.
    Written 28 December 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 4 November 2023
  • Graham W
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mount Gay Rum Tour
    It was a return visit for us, this time with lunch which was excellent. Our guide was brilliant, very knowledgeable about Mount Gay and very entertaining too. My only regret was you no longer have any 1703 😢 which I was lucky enough to sample on our last visit 5 years ago 😋😁 .. all in all we had a fantastic time at the visitor centre 😁👍🏻
    Great to have you back with us, experiencing one of the other tours. Happy you've enjoyed it, sorry about the 1703, but hopefully you were able to still pick up one our lovely rums to enjoy. We hope to have you back with us again soon.
    Written 3 January 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 November 2023
  • CraigS0106
    Tadworth, United Kingdom61 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enjoyable tour and the run is excellent.
    Enjoyable museum tour and cocktail experience . Akeel was excellent as the guide and drinking partner and Damian was a good cocktail mixologist . Well worth a visit and a very short ride from the port . Highly recommended
    Thank you for your kind words, will be sure to share with the team. Wonderful to hear your experience was an enjoyable one, hope to have you with us again.
    Written 26 February 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 22 December 2023
  • SCMDJKWhite
    Atlanta, Georgia364 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun and tasty!!
    I definitely recommend this!! The only thing I would do differently… sign up for the Cocktail Workshop early. It books up days/weeks ahead!! The tour is definitely worth $25. You are greeted by the bartenders and a Planter Punch cocktail while you wait for the tour to start! You will learn about the history, etc… Then you will have 4 generous samples! Your guide will explain how to drink/sip to release all of the flavors. It was very interesting! There are rums in the gift shop that you can only buy there. Thank you Akeel! Cheers
    Thank you for your visit, it was our pleasure to host you. We hope you can return in the future for one of our cocktail Experiences, Looking forward to having you with us again, as you said book it well in advance.
    Written 26 February 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 January 2024
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brad hilton
London, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent experience. Both educational regarding the history of Barbados and also the heritage of rum on the island. You get to sample five of their rums ranging from imaged through to a navy strength (63%) as well as a welcome cocktail which was fantastic.

The star of the experience was our guide, Romel. Amazing guy, very knowledgeable and very enthusiastic about the entire experience. I would highly recommend visiting this. It’s 27 USD or 55 BBD which we felt was well worth the money.
Written 18 May 2024
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billandbens
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Had a great afternoon at Mount Gay with some rum tasting and cocktail making. Whole experience was superb from the moment we arrived. Greeted with a welcome drink then given a talk about the background of the distillery and then a short film which was really informative. Then onto tasting 4 different rums and also how to drink them to get the best flavour from them. Next was the cocktail making experience which again was well organised and really good fun We also had a late lunch which was extra, we had the Marlin which was delicious. We also did a quick shop at the gift shop which had everything we had just tasted and more. All in all a great way to spend an afternoon.
Written 15 May 2024
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RenTineea
Los Angeles, CA240 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a fun and informative tour! Akeel was the best tour guide and kept us laughing. We brought my 8 month old baby on the tour and it was stroller friendly AND Akeel was so great with our baby, talking to him during the tour too! The pours during the tasting were enough for us to actually TASTE the rum, and we ended up buying 2 bottles of our choice. Akeel also provided some tips on how we could cook with the rum and we so appreciated that. Highly recommend! I hope you can tour with Akeel!
Written 9 May 2024
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Cameron Bernard J
21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
What a wonderful time we had! I came with my partner as we both enjoy rum. This experience was simply lovely. From the welcome cocktail to the very informative hour we had with Akeel, I left with much more knowledge and of course with my palate quenched by the varying tastes of Mount Gay Rum. Definitely worth a visit! Akeel is the best.
Written 30 April 2024
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Kerry R
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Really enjoyed the experience with a great guide who explained the whole process of rum with a great sample of their best rum at the end
Written 27 April 2024
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Annealma
Richmond, VA37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We started out with a complimentary cocktail when we arrived, after they gathered all of the individuals who had signed up for our tour. We went through a museum/awards area and learned about the different parts of history with Mount Gay Rum . We were lead to a very small theater where we watched a video and after the video we had our tasting, which was really well explained so that you understood exactly what you were tasting. From there are those of us who had purchased the cocktail class were taken to a different area and we were set up to at each bar height table, and explained how we were going to make the two cocktails it was very educational very informative and a lot of fun!
Written 25 April 2024
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Kimme B
Bridgetown, Barbados1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
This was a very informative tour of Mount Gay Distillery in St. Lucy. Akeel is very knowledgeable, and was a great tour guide. The rain definitely did not stop our jam!
Written 21 April 2024
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Jodi B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Expert tour guide provided a wealth of detailed information regarding the rich history and traditions of Mount Gay while keeping us entertained and engaged!
Written 19 April 2024
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Rose Lambert
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Awesome day! Good laugh, great tasting and making.
Highly recommended. Worth every penny. Fabulous cocktails and information on Barbados and the origins of Mount Gay distillery
Written 19 April 2024
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Hope to have you with us again for another fun afternoon. Will Share with the team, thank you for your review.
Written 29 May 2024
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Carol D
Wirral, UK58 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Akeel brought fun to all the history and information about Mount Gay Rum....he certainly knew his stuff & now we do!! Really good value for money...would definitely recommend it!
Written 12 April 2024
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That is wonderful to hear, Akeel took you on the wonderful Mount Gay Journey. We hope to have you with us again soon.
Written 29 May 2024
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