The Appleton Estate distillery is located in the picturesque Nassau Valley in the parish of St. Elizabeth. They have been distilling rum for 260 years with the age-old process of time and patience.
We spent a wonderful morning there, having a private tour and tasting every type of rum on offer. Extracting sugarcane juice was one of the ancient traditions of which we partook and even got to taste the fruits of our labour. Yum!
At Appleton, the rum is aged in oak barrels which allows for a smooth and mellow spirit. The slow distillation process creates a flavourful and delicate rum, one that you won’t soon forget.
Do you enjoy rum or wine tours while on vacation?
Cool shots, Jennifer… Especially #2!
I love winery tours. Never experienced a rum tour…
I’m from a wine region in Canada and have devoured each tour with drunken pride, pretty much the same why I tackled the rum tour. It was educational at best!