Nestled in the heart of urban New Kingston is one of Jamaica’s greatest historical treasures, Emancipation Park. It is themed a “Tribute to Freedom” and lives up to its theme visually with an 11ft bronze sculpture, named Redemption Song. The prominent sculpture at the entrance of the park is of a black male and female looking up… Read More
The Sam Sharpe Square, located in the center of Downtown Montego Bay, gives visitors a historical snapshot of Jamaica during the 1800s. It was originally named Charles Square, but was later renamed in honor of Sam Sharpe, a Jamaican National hero, and anti-slavery activist. The main attraction to the area is the monument, commemorating the… Read More
I went to Konoko Falls in Ocho Rios to celebrate my daughters 7th birthday. Two weeks before, I had never even heard of this place, which is surprising since I spent much of my childhood exploring the parish of St. Ann. In a conversation with a friend, they mentioned that a local business person had… Read More
My 6 year old daughter has done a few riding lessons at Annandale and I've always admired the property. So when I found out that they started offering tours to the public, I had to share it with my readers. It's a 200+ year old great house sitting on over 600 acres of land. And… Read More
Are you a Bob Marley fan? Have you ever been curious to find out just exactly who helped Bob Marley and under what circumstances did he become the world’s number one reggae artist? Where did it all begin for him? Who was his instructor and who mentored his abilities? Well, if I have fueled the… Read More
Sitting on 11 acres of property, located in the heart of the country’s capital, Kingston, is one of Jamaica’s finest and leading Heritage Sites. This 127 year old testimonial was built for Jamaica’s first black millionaire, Gorge Stiebel, the World Famous; Devon House! Devon House is one of Jamaica’s most celebrated landmarks, due to… Read More
If you're a "true" Bob Marley fan (who isn't?), then you have to check out the Bob Marley Museum in 9 mile, St. Ann, Jamaica. It's a hell of a ride through the hills, on some of the worst roads you'll ever see. But once you get there, you'll enjoy how crisp and fresh the… Read More
I finally made it to the Green Grotto Caves in Discovery Bay, Jamaica. I live about 5 minutes from this place. But for whatever reason, it took me all these years to finally make it inside. I had some family visiting from the UK so I figured we could all go and check it out… Read More
Croydon is a beautiful coffee and pineapple plantation located at the bottom of the Catadupa Mountains, near Montego Bay, Jamaica. The grounds at the Croydon Plantation are impeccably maintained and the panoramic views of the mountains are amazing. Your tastebuds will be nicely delighted here as you get to sample many exotic fruits. You will… Read More
Presently the Rose Hall Great House has been transformed into a tour site as well as a museum which is used to show the history of slavery as well as the famous legendary story of the white witch of Rose Hall which is Annie Palmer. This has attracted a number of tourists to the house… Read More
The Bob Marley Museum is former residence and studio of the legendary reggae singer, Bob Marley. It is located in the capital, Kingston and was Marley’s home until his death in 1981. It was also home to Tuff Gong record label that was founded by The Wailers back in the 1970s. Today, the house is… Read More
Appleton Estate Jamaican Rum….aaahhh!!! World renowned it is and there's a good reason. Jamaica has some of the best rum in the world. The Appleton Estate Tour will give you an exclusive tour of an iconic part of Jamaica’s history and rich culture. The Estate is located in Nassau Valley in the parish of St… Read More
Appleton Estate Rum Tour in St. Elizabeth, Jamaica
Appleton Estate Jamaican Rum….aaahhh!!! World renowned it is and there’s a good reason.
Jamaica has some of the best rum in the world. The Appleton Estate Tour will give you an exclusive tour of an iconic part of Jamaica’s history and rich culture.
The Estate is located in Nassau Valley in the parish of St. Elizabeth, on Jamaica’s South Coast.
If you like rum, you will have a great time on this tour – guaranteed! The guides are very knowledgeable, funny and engaging.
Upon entering The Appleton Estate you will notice the grounds and buildings are beautiful and well maintained. First, you are taken to the reception area and offered complimentary rum punch – not the kind you get at the resorts, this is the real stuff!
Note: bottling of the rum does not take place on this property.
On this tour you will learn the historic production process of Appleton Estates’ Rums. You will see earlier methods used to remove juice from sugarcane, learn about the distillation process in their 200 year old pot stills and visit one of the Estate’s barrel houses where rums age to excellence. Throughout the tour you get to taste molasses and freshly squeezed sugar cane juice.
This tour is somewhat short. The tour ends showing you the aging process in the oak barrels.
Possibly the best part of the tour is the finale – tasting as much rum as you can handle! There are 13 types of rum to sample. Needless to say, most people leave this tour very happy.
Recommendation: Try the rum cream mixed with coffee – amazing!
Avid rum drinkers who go on rum tours all over the world say this one is like no other. The Appleton Estate Tour is by far the most unique distillery ever seen and the rum is absolutely delicious!
THE LONGER YOU STAY, THE MORE DRUNK YOU GET!
Did you know?
Limited Edition Appleton Estate 50-Year-Old Jamaica Rum – Jamaica Independence Reserve is said to be the oldest rum available for sale in the world? Only 800 bottles of this very special rum was made.
What to bring:
Cash – there are two gift shops that sell Appleton products including rum, candies, polos and gift sets
Water – consider walking with a bottle because it is hot inside the factory
What to wear:
Comfortable shoes – the tour involves small amount of walking
From Montego Bay – about 90 minutes each way
From Ocho Rios – 3.5 hours each way