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John Watling's Distillery home to JOHN WATLING'S rum and RED TURTLE vodka, the "Spirit of The Bahamas" offers complimentary tours at its home, the Buena Vista Estate, in Downtown Nassau. The historic Estate, founded in 1789 and overlooking the...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Buena Vista Estate | 17 Delancy Street, Nassau 00000, New Providence Island
+1 242-322-2811
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The tour was great! Try the rum sampler. They had the best pina colada I’ve ever had! Prices on rum were excellent fir the quality.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lydia S
Reviewed 5 days ago

I suppose one could consider the Watling Distillery as a multi-generational small batch producer of fine rum for local and tourist consumption. Their products are not available for export and must be purchased at the distillery. There is a brief tour explaining the rum production...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ggsmac
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a good tour very short. Merchandise and drink in bar are very expensive. The free shot of piña colada was sooo good!!!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 736caitlynb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great stop if you’re traveling around Nassau. The tour is short but sweet (and free) and the rum is VERY tasty. We tried the rum flight and had the best Pina Colada ever. I would say it’s better to save the shore...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank dfinnga
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great tour and history of distillery. Have a flight of rum and taste the different ages..Yum. Have the Guava Daiquiri in the tasting room. Make sure your not driving! The 5 year old rum is so so smooth.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank L3979GBchrisw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took a tour of the island and this was one of my favorite stops,we were met at the door with a sample pina colada,it was so good I had to buy one at the end of the tour,very smooth rum bought a few bottles...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank bhall723
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was on a tour of Nassau, with this a major stop. On arrival, we were met by a lady who would then be our tour guide around the distillery. Forget modern industrial distillery's like those found in Scotland for the Whisky distillery's. This is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was already on our itinerary as it was close to our hotel, but my family and I were SO impressed with this place. The tour is short and sweet, and the piña colada samples at the start are so delicious. You get to see...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Arianna V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for an extensive tour you will be very disappointed. However the free tour (tips are encouraged to the guide thereafter) had some interesting stories and legends about the distillery. You get to smell their different varieties of room in that was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank FamilyT29
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the visit to the factory although it was not in operation the day we visited. Interesting how the whole procedure works. Worthwhile visit.

Date of experience: December 2018
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2 September 2018|
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Response from mdchachi | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure but I don't think so. I think I would have noticed -- I have fond memories of the rum cream I bought in Puerto Rico.
5 April 2017|
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Response from Linda L | Reviewed this property |
Kids would be ok but they can't sample anything ;) Yes it is withing walking distance from the port.
12 February 2017|
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Response from Magik01301 | Reviewed this property |
The rum is the cheapest at the distillery. everywhere else on the island has jacked up the price to make money. they wrap it really well and it's in thicker glass so u will have no problems with transporting it. we took it... More