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John Watling's Distillery

Buena Vista Estate | 17 Delancy Street, Nassau 00000, New Providence Island
+1 242-322-2811
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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 harbour, is the site where Bahamians hand-craft JOHN WATLING'S small-batch rums RED TURTLE pink sand filtered vodka. At the Estate, John Watling's features a production and museum-like tour, shopping and signature Bahamian cocktails at its Red Turtle Tavern. Within walking distance from the cruise ship port in Downtown Nassau, John Watling's Distillery is located on Delancy Street and is open from 10am-6pm, seven days a week and on Friday's until 9pm. Free Tour
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Buena Vista Estate | 17 Delancy Street, Nassau 00000, New Providence Island
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Stopped here as part of a cruise excursion. This small, local distillery is located on scenic grounds of the Buena Vista Estate within downtown Nassau. A short, complimentary walking tour of the facilities is provided along with a small, tasty pina colada sample. The end...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Go here! Take the tour and get a pina colada! The rum was fantastic!The tour was authentic. Great grounds to hang out on and enjoy a cocktail. Air conditioned inside to have a cocktail as well. They also do tastings but the pina colada was...More

1  Thank Meaghan Y
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Tasted a whole different rum. It was fun place to visit - love the chickens on the property. Tasting room way cool. It was a great place to end our rum tour.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Having gone to the Bahamas so much, this was a pleasant quick tour. It wasn't crowded with tourists and there were no high pressure sales. Although I love rum, it seemed a bit over priced so I did not indulge.

Thank Lisa D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We could easily walk from the cruise port to Queen's Staircare & Fort, over to John Watling's and back to the ship in just a couple hours. I wouldn't go out of your way to come here but if it's on the way, why not....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You really don't get a lot of information on the tour. A little on the history but that was all - nothing about the making process. And I felt the tasting was a little over priced. They also had some Vodka available there but I...More

1  Thank missjeanb
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recommend this tour if you have an extra hour or so and are looking for something to do near downtown. The grounds are well maintained and beautiful. There was a short, 10-minute or so guided tour. The tour guide was great and answered a number...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a hidden gem found this distillery a short walk from the cruise pier, greeted at the entrance and given a nice tour with good history of the building and process. We were there and they were bottling there vodka that day not automated hands...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The tour was nice. Very short and fast 10 minutes. I would not necessarily go out of my way to visit this site but if you are near the area it is worth the stop. The only problem we had was that when we entered...More

1  Thank mishcasey
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere and good overall history. Free tour for about 15 minutes and nice options to see. I would visit once.

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WYOFinngirl
5 April 2017|
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Response from LindaOntario_11 | Reviewed this property |
Kids would be ok but they can't sample anything ;) Yes it is withing walking distance from the port.
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5ruffz
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
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LJP326
26 January 2017|
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Response from Esphocion | Property representative |
Yes at 700 Liquor Stores, Jimmy's, Liquid Courage and at most independents. Bristol does not carry our products...
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