Westerhall Estate
Westerhall Estate
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Dating back to the 1700's, Westerhall Estate's Rum is award winning and finest at its best. Tours are available to see the runis, waterwheels and museum. And tastings of our fine rums. At Westerhall Estate we take pride in maintaining tradition. So we still make our rums the old fashioned way, slowly, carefully, with the skill and knowledge of generations of experience. Time has taught us that you never rush a good rum. The time and care we take, you'll taste in the fine quality and flavourful character of all the products we offer.
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IDFNP
Traverse City, MI90 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We drove to Westerhall to discover that there were no tours that day. However, we had a young male employee who took the time to show us around the the grounds, give us a history of the estate, and take us through the museum. A lovely female employee allowed us to do a rum tasting ( we bought a bottle of 10XO, which is great!) Kindness like this is remembered and appreciated. Thanks!
Written 5 March 2020
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Rachel B
Pimlico, UK43 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Friends
Westerhall hasn't started doing tours again since covid. Still we just turned up and they said we could walk round the grounds. The grounds are beautiful and really interesting to walk round the old ruins of the sugar plantation there. Although without a guide we didn't know really what we were looking at. Worth stopping if you are passing or specifically want a particular westerall rum but not going out of the way. It would be great I imagine to go on a tour if they start again.
Written 25 January 2023
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MarkusRobinson
Tunkhannock, PA30 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2012 • Couples
For 14 EC the two of us received an excellent guided tour of this small family-owned distillery which has been around since 1760 or there abouts, first with 120 slaves, now with 25 employees. It is still owned by a Scottish family. Westerhall Estate no longer grows sugar cane since they can't complete with Trinidad which has industrial sugarcane farming. So they blend and sell from Trinidadian raw rum stock.

The grounds are meticulously maintained and there is a plethora of old distilling equipment dating back to the 1800s including two HUGE waterwheels, an old copper condenser and a delightful small museum which includes such artifacts as a boarding pass to the RMS Titanic and the eighth automobile ever brought to the island which became its first taxi.

The estate has grand plans to renovate some of the older facilities including the water wheel finances permitting. We wish them well.

The tour included a generous sampling of their seven blended rums.

It was a great way to spend a couple of hours.

Carol and Markus
Written 21 November 2012
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Steve M
Redcar, UK690 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2013 • Couples
I appears that Westerhall mainly blends other rums to produce its own brand these days. I saw no evidence of distillation at the plant. That said, the grounds are worth a wander around to see the remains of the 17th and 18th century buildings and bits of old equipment scattered around the sloping site.

The museum is almost a social history of the island. The first Governor General's car, the first petrol pump, old sewing machines, office equipment, miscellaneous memorabilia and lots of photographs. The collection needs a conservator's hand to preserve many of the artifacts. A good dusting to start with, then some steps to protect the fast-fading original photographs and the perishing rubber tyres and decaying leather.

The entry fee is very modest and the staff are happy for you to browse around to your heart's content. There is a decent range of their rums on sale in the on0site shop. A pleasant break on your way to Grenville.
Written 15 October 2013
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GRZ
Chicago, IL11,359 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
Originally I did not want to visit as Westerhall does not produce, nor ages the rums but mixes them - however I by accident acquired their small 10XO at the gas station the very first day we arrived and since I tried it I put all my "beliefs" aside and decided that it's on :)

The grounds are very nice, the tour includes some info on the history of the estate, some history of Grenada and the future of Westerhall Rum in Grenada - very nice and considering it's $3 usd per person and that you get to sample all their rums at the end it's probably the best deal on all of the Caribbean islands I had a pleasure to visit :)

TIP: it's an easy 20-25 minutes drive east from the Grand Case area, about 30 minutes straight from the airport - it's worth it, everyone will find something here

TIP: they accept credit cards for rum, cash for tour but their internet isn't best so make sure to have some cash as I bet you will end up taking some rum home with you - the 10XO is definitely the best rum on the island and very high on my fav list now :)

TIP: 10XO large is $25 USD and small is $8USD - at the airport the prices are almost identical FYI
Written 29 June 2019
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MarshaB7
Birmingham, UK93 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Family
At $3USD for a brief history and rum tasting one cannot complain. Our guide was knowledgable with regard to the historical rum making process, the estate and future plans to bring holistic rum making back to Grenada. We tasted four different rums from a 69% proof eye watering white to a 15yr aged, no caramel colouring dark rum. We settled on the 5yr dark rum, the spent nearly 30mins talking runs of the world, steering clear of the 80% proof they send to Carriacou! Oh and there is a museum with a rather eclectic collection of items not all Rum related.
Written 19 April 2019
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Globetrotter_JV
Edmonton, Canada63 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Friends
Our tour guide had a fantastic knowledge of local history from colonial French times to current day. He even discussed what was up next for Westerhall Estate.

The cost of the tour is quite reasonable at $7 EC ($3 US) per person. It takes just over an hour, depending on questions you ask.

If possible, don't go when there is a large cruise ship in port. This tour is best taken without throngs of visitors. Our advice is to call the office to ensure the regular tour guide is working on your intended day/time.

This tour is not just about rum. You will learn how the estate has gone through many phases of its own history.

It is possible to get to Westerhall Estate by bus. You can catch the number 2 from the St. George's terminal. Make sure you take the #2 going to Grenville, not Woburn. If you ask the driver in advance, he can drop you right at the gate to the estate, or walk about 100 meters from the bus stop.

Try not to go on a rainy day. Much of the history is about the estate, and there is a short walk that can be wet/muddy if it has rained.

There is an eclectic museum on the estate that offers a perspective on a variety of historical topics. It is included as part of the tour.

The tour closes with a tasting of the various rums that Westerhall produces. Of course, there is an option to purchase any of the rums, in various sized bottles, even a few that are too large for travel.

The staff are very friendly.

We have happily recommended this tour to several of our friends.
Written 26 July 2019
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pottypolly
Whitstable, UK419 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
We weren’t expecting a long drawn out tour but were pleased with the history and future plans of this Estate. The rum tasting was interesting as no one rum is the same! Knowledgeable guide; interesting history; optimistic future developments and various rums to taste all for just 7ECD per person.
Written 27 March 2019
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LindsayErins
Toronto, Canada167 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
While the grounds of the Westerhall Estate are beautiful, you are looking very much at a historical site where rum was once made. However, the rum they do sell is very good, very well priced, and the percentage of alcohol is allowed to be brought onto your flight home (something that you need to watch out for when bringing home rum from Grenada).

The tour with Arthur was short and sweet with some good photo opportunities and rum tasting at the end. We were the only ones there at the time, I could see how having several tour groups there at one time would give someone a different experience though, it's not the largest place.
Written 11 March 2019
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TheSchu's
Ontario263 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
Great for a history lesson, but they no longer grow sugar cane - they buy it. Most of the tour is looking at destroyed buildings and equipment that they used to use to make rum. You see nothing of the way they do it now. The museum that you walk through is full of memorabilia from all over the Island. The tasting was good, thank goodness they have a huge cooler of water to chase with! The rum tastes good and you can try them all.
Written 28 January 2019
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