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River Antoine Rum Distillery

#10 of 64 Tours in Grenada
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Address: St. Patrick's, Grenada
09:00 - 17:00
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Oldest rum distillery on the island featuring 250-year-old equipment....

Oldest rum distillery on the island featuring 250-year-old equipment. Offers complete tours.

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Traditional rum making

A really interesting and nice tour, you will know the traditional method of rum making. The tour is quite short but very informative. At the end - tasting of unique rum and rum... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Beata K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A really interesting and nice tour, you will know the traditional method of rum making. The tour is quite short but very informative. At the end - tasting of unique rum and rum punch. Definitely worth to visit!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a day on Grenada at the end of a yacht charter trip and hire a taxi from the Port Louis Marina to take us on an Island tour. Our driver (Winston) was a font of knowledge and interesting facts and he only charged US$30 an hour to take five of us. His taxi was a/c although the odd... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very interesting place. Guided tours are given and you can see every process the sugar canes go through to become rum. The machinery, equipment and processes are the very old ones and they stick to the old ways right throughout. They are environmentally friendly and where possible they try to use all the waste from the process in different... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

marvellous opportunity to turn back the clock and witness rum manufacture the old fashioned way. Still using the old water wheel that has provided power for production for over 200 years. The guides are very knowledgeable and the visit was a real treat. The tour culminates in a tasting but all except the real rum diehards would benefit from using... More 

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Apex, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

River Antoine is a marvelous experience. This distillery still makes rum the old fashioned way using green environmentally conscious methods. It was impressive to see a 200 year old water wheel that still grinds sugar cane. The process remains the same after a couple hundred years. The tour was educating and the guide Patsy was full of enthusiasm. They only... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We visited the distillery years before Hurricane Ivan hit the island. We visited again last week. "Rivers" was synonymous for local rum with a devastating effect located in a less than friendly environment. What a wonderful difference the years have made. There has been significant improvements which make visiting a pleasure -- and that's even before you taste the diverse... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Ok.. Interesting enough history...short tour. Not that riveting, hit n miss. Architecture rambling...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

This distillery crushes the sugar cane with rollers powered by a water wheel. The sugar cane mulch is used heat the sugar syrup. The syrup is fermented in large concrete vats and then distilled in an old copper still which is heated by wood they collect from anywhere they can. The alcohol content is tested by hydrometer which is probably... More 

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Gilbert, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Very open tour lets you get up close and personal. This would not happen in the States due to OSHA. Great experience, and Tastings. Not to miss.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Came here and enjoyed a very informative and fun tour of the oldest operating rum distillery in the Caribbean! There is also a water-run wheel (using power from Lake Antoinne) which was very cool to see. The tour showed the process from using raw sugar cane to the distilling barrels and topped off with a tasting of their rums! I... More 

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