Mount Gay Signature Rum Tasting in Barbados


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207 reviews   (4.74)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 60 minutes

Departs: Barbados, Barbados

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Overview

Set against the brilliant blue of the Caribbean sea and sky, our Visitor Experience invites guests from around the world to discover the secrets behind Barbados' finest spirit. Greeted in our lush green garden, visitors will explore the history, heritage and craft of Mount Gay Rum while enjoying a rum tasting to complete the experience.


What's Included

Complimentary Rum Punch

History of Mount gay rum and our craftsmanship

Professional & Knowledgeable Brand Hosts

Reasonably sized groups

Sample of Rum Cream

Tasting of 4 Rums

What's Not Included

Food and drinks (available to purchase)

Gratuities

Hotel pickup and drop-off


Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 0 - 12
  • ADULT: Age: 13 - 99

Additional Info

  • Attention: COVID-19 Safety Protocols established by the Ministry of Health & Wellness in Barbados - The wearing of masks, sanitizing of hands, social distancing and temperature checks will be strictly enforced.
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Tour Times - 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 1:30, Last tour 2:30
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Attention: COVID-19 Safety Protocols established by the Ministry of Health & Wellness in Barbados - The wearing of masks, sanitizing of hands, social distancing and temperature checks will be strictly enforced.
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Tour Times - 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 1:30, Last tour 2:30
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Mount Gay Visitor Centre
Tour times - 9:30, 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 1:30, last tour 2:30.

On the Signature Rum Tasting you will learn about the rich history of Mount Gay Rum after meeting your Brand Host, the tour will kick off with complimentary welcome Rum Punch. While you enjoy your cocktail your host will take you on a journey through the Legacy Museum which offers visitors a fascinating glimpse into the illustrious history of Mount Gay Rum and the island of Barbados.

From there, you will view a short film which gives an explanation of the process of how Mount Gay rums are produced. Next, you will be taken to the Tasting Room where you will enjoy an experience of flavour of 3 Mount Gay rums. Your host will walk you through the tasting explaining the differences between each rum that you taste. 

To complete the tasting, you will then be taken to the Signature Bar for a chance to indulge in some wonderfully crafted cocktails with the very knowledgeable mixologists.  After the tasting, make sure to visit the gift shop to purchase some bottles or souvenirs for yourself. Some of the rums can only be purchased on the island! You can also enjoy finger foods or lunch for purchase at the Live Grill.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included


Reviews

Possibly the best tour experience in Barbados!
Adamsqu76, 17-09-2022
This is a real must for anyone visiting the island who enjoys a drop of rum! I can’t speak highly enough of our tour guide, Ramal. Expertly delivered information on the history of rum production at Mount Gay right up to current processes. A fascinating insight on the maturity process of rum production, all delivered with a natural splash of humour and warmth. The rum tasting session was really educational and included lots of tips on how to enjoy the rum with a variety of different pairings and cocktails. Worth every penny and I will definitely repeat the experience on my return visit to Barbados! Don’t hesitate, book the tour you won’t be disappointed!
Go to Mount Gay Rum Distillery!
msewell1, 17-09-2022
Had the most amazing time at the rum distillery. Was very informative and entertaining. Rico (Chico Rico) was amazing and was a pleasure to be in his last tour group! Have recommended it to everyone I have spoken too. Will be coming back again! The Rum was also absolutely amazing. Value for money without a doubt!
All things rum
nickyluvsprince, 12-09-2022
Romal was an excellent tour guide he made it fun and it was very informative. The bartenders made fantastic cocktails as well
Rumtastic!
Enrico S, 02-09-2022
I cannot start this review without acknowledging the exceptional tour guide Rommel. He was beyond impressive with his knowledge, his jokes and his calm demeanor. The tour itself was quite informative and eye opening with a video to show you the breakdown of how the Rum comes to be and the process the the Master Blender has to go through. The Rum was amazing as its standard customary. I encourage everyone to visit this amazing centre and learn the history of Mount Gay Rum!!!
The Rum was the Star
952danw, 12-11-2022
Our favorite part was the tasting. We also enjoyed the video that revealed some of the interesting history of Mount Gay.
Wonderful insight into the rum making process at this Distillery factory setting.
marianhaugh, 09-11-2022
Wonderful tour with an in depth insight into this working factory. Started with a rum punch on arrival. Romal our tour guide was knowledgeable and humorous which made for a fun tour. Interesting to see the focus on sustainability on site. The tour didn’t feel rushed and we enjoyed the tasting session at the end! Noteworthy point is that we could purchase some bottle items on site but the main shop is located at the visitor centre in Bridgetown, not at the Distillery.
Fabulous visit to Mount Gay
Roam41777697628, 08-11-2022
Betting at Mount Gay was a great experience. Romal was a wonderful guide. Entertaining, and very knowledgeable about all things rum making and Mount Gay.
Good experience for a rainy day in Barbados
hannahsawbridge, 11-10-2022
We really enjoyed the experience, learnt a few cool things about Mount Gay rum and tasted the rums. We also got a complimentary cocktail so I think worth the price. The tour guide was hilarious and so engaging.
Great tour
Liza_A, 08-10-2022
The tour guide was amazing and engaging - he kept it very interesting! The rums were also amazing which was a great way to end the tour/tasting
Rum lovers day out!
arisaltmarsh, 27-11-2022
We had a wonderful tour of the distillery, with a cocktail and rum tasting included. Our guide was very knowledgeable and made it fun and interactive. Would recommend any rum lovers to do this!
Amazing Barbados experience!
Olivia H, 26-11-2022
Staff is friendly, drinks are amazing! Do your tour at this location instead of the one at the caverns. Costs less for a much better experience!
Best distillery tour! Don’t miss it!
Gerald D, 21-11-2022
Awesome experience learning from our great guide Romal. Tour throughout the facility very eye opening on how their rum is made and the quality and natural way without anything added .
This will be my go to rum from now on.
Best distillery tour!
Don’t just do tasting at visitor centre, take the factory/distillery tour. Well worth it.
My favorite Mount Gay Distillery
Highly_F, 18-11-2022
This is my second time doing the rum tasting on this distillery. It’s always a great time, love it. I will definitely come back a third time.
Nice day out
Oladapo_O, 13-12-2022
Great experience, loved it , I’d recommend. Tour guide was Mazzini and I definitely enjoyed it, Rum Heavens
Great introduction to rum!
ZoeGs1991, 13-12-2022
We had Dariah as our tour guide and I want to shout from the rooftops about how great she was! She made this tour so fun and gave us loads of information, it is so interesting how they make the rum and the pride they take in the product.
We had a welcome cocktail that was really lovely and then tried four different times of Mount Gay rum. We've done whiskey tasting before but are now rum converts! The tasting tour was a great length with the right mix of trying and information. We'd definatitely like to do another one of their tours in the future.
Before leaving we got to try one more type of rum (I can't remember what it was called but it was similar to baileys in some ways). And we stayed for an extra cocktail as we'd enjoyed the tasting and first cocktail so much. Bar area and all the tour areas are nice too. I am so glad that we went and would recommend it to everyone!
Great host and good fun
Maria_C, 19-08-2022
The rum tasting and the history behind how each rum was stored/matured.
Well worth the visit. I would recommend this to my friends.
Boozy but could do with more booze
988candicer, 04-12-2022
Informative.An upgraded tour with bar cutters and mixed drinks would be a great addition for barflys