A rum tour from Jamaica’s Appleton Estate

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!

6-year-old aged rum at the Appleton Estate

Appleton Estate Jamaica by Jennifer Avventura 2013

Me in the carefully selected barrel room – full of rum!

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?