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Appleton Estate Rum Tour

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Address: Siloh PO, Santa Cruz, Jamaica
Phone Number: +1 876-963-9215
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 15:30
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Appleton Estate Rum Tour offers unique insight into a part of Jamaica's...

The Appleton Estate Rum Tour offers unique insight into a part of Jamaica's History and rich complex culture. The estate is home to the legendary Appleton Distillary, rum makers since 1749. Located in the picturesque Nassau Valley in St. Elizabeth, on Jamaica's South Coast. During the rum tour you will experience first hand, the historic production process of Appleton Estates' Rums. You will be able to see and experience some of the earliest methods of extracting juice from sugarcane, learn about the unique distillation process in our 200 year old pot stills and visit one of our barrel houses where the rums age to perfection. After the rum tour, you will begin to understand why Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum is the finest in the world.

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Learning mixed with Drinking - You can't beat it!

This is a really well run tour of the grounds of the largest Rum producer in Jamaica. The tour guide is simply amazing, thorough but not boring, and hey the tour starts with free... read more

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Grimsby, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a really well run tour of the grounds of the largest Rum producer in Jamaica. The tour guide is simply amazing, thorough but not boring, and hey the tour starts with free Rum punch so you're in a great mood before you walk the grounds. You get to see how the Rum is made, try the mash, see... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A group of 7 of us drove to the estate to try the famous rum tour. It was a little tricky to find and could do with better signage. But eventually we got there and went in. The price was a little shocking at around $30 each, with the exception of the one current Jamaican resident in our group who... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A trip to the interior while in Jamaica is a must, and Appleton's is a fascinating tour. The estate is situated in a flat basin, surrounded on all sides by jagged mountains. A spectacular location, before you even get to the tour. During our visit, the plantation around the distillery was fully grown, with cane standing 2-3 metres high ready... More 

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Negril, Jamaica
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of those "must do tours" and not because at the end you get to sample several of the best rums and liquors that Jamaica has to offer, but because with that also comes history, geography, and a cultural awaking that can only be garnered during a tour such as this. Appleton Estates has been in existence for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We called in on a tour and had a great time. ... The ground were lovely and kept so beautiful. .. We don't drink but still really enjoyed the heritage. .. knowledge of the staff... process of their making of this rum and the overall experience. .. At the end you got to try up to 10 bottles of different... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed walking around and hearing the Appleton story. Got a chance to sample the goods and loved the experience.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place isnt huge but we really enjoyed the tour. The tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly. The restrooms could use some attention. We especially enjoyed the free for all tastings.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The process of rum production is quite banal and the estate tour doesn't discover any important secrets. The distillery is old and the part of the plant is clearly prepared for the tourist tours. Some historic exhibits don't look very impressive and the most interesting part of the tour -tasting, is left for the end. Anyway, our smiling lady guide,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour around the facilities starts with a rum punch before meeting your guide and then going through the whole process from, historically, how the sugar is extracted from the cane to how it is now. Also amazingly inciteful as to the eco and environmental friendliness of the process. You even get to taste the "raw" molasses / sugar before... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed the Appleton Estate Rum Tour- it was very informative, casual and relaxed. Starting with a glass of DELICIOUS rum punch, you're taken on a journey of Appleton Estate. You learn about the Appleton family, how they originally manufactured the rum, what technology they adapted over the years and the history behind the estate. There was plenty of... More 

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