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Demerara Distillery
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  • Excellent27%
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  • Average21%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible21%
25 Feb 2018
“El Dorado distillery”
21 Sep 2017
“Classic tourist trap”
East Bank, Demerara River, Georgetown, Guyana
+592 265 5019
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

The Heritage Centre has excellent displays of the various types of stills used in production of rum and the video session is interesting. There is a brief visit to the warehouse but no visit to the working distillery. We enjoyed the tasting session,5yr old, single...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Martin W
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

What does one expect of a distillery tour? Answer: they show you around and explain the distilling process. What do you get here? A short introductory talk in the visitors centre by a guide who admittedly knows nothing about the technicaltis of rum making. A...More

Date of experience: September 2017
3  Thank Hans S
Reviewed 24 March 2017

I emailed the company; an appointment set up to visit; but I had to conform by phone 24 hours before, I did so ; You see I have a voice issue, My voice shakes/ tremor, I suffer with a damage vocal cord, so when I...More

Date of experience: March 2017
2  Thank gks507
Reviewed 9 May 2016

We were from Canada and England and all drink El Dorado and were really anticipating this part of our trip and especially to show our children what one of Guyana's largest export brands is about. We have been on tours of other distilleries throughout the...More

Date of experience: April 2016
8  Thank Slopes1
Reviewed 30 April 2014

We went in a small group. There was a bit of delay due to late arrival of two other participants but once it got going the tour was excellent - smelly, noisy and up-close to the action. Truly historic and has the last two original...More

Date of experience: October 2013
3  Thank Avechaser
Reviewed 5 April 2014

We arranged for a tour for 5 of us two days before the tour. We arrived on time, checked in at security and waited for the guide and waited and waited. We called every 10 minutes and got a different reason for the delay and...More

Date of experience: March 2014
7  Thank Mick B
Reviewed 25 October 2013

This tour is not to be missed. The history and size of this gritty facility is noteworthy. I enjoyed our tour guide but be prepared to not hear all of what he says....it is a loud distillery. The rum tasting after was the icing on...More

Date of experience: October 2013
3  Thank Reasonable50
Reviewed 7 December 2012

I got a private tour to myself as I took the bus option from town and arrived by myself. It's very easy and very cheap as the bus drivers are happy to help you with which bus to take and where to get off. The...More

Date of experience: April 2012
5  Thank Kalmaro
Reviewed 8 July 2012

As other reviewers have said, book this yourself - the tour costs $3000GY and a taxi there and back is easy to arrange. Interesting tour and a knowledgeable guide Patrick

Date of experience: June 2012
7  Thank Phil1234London_UK
Reviewed 7 June 2012

Interesting tour but do not go with any of the tour agencies who sell this tour for about 70 USD. The real price is 15 USD. Contact DDL through their website to make a reservation for the tour. Take mini-bus 42 from Stabroek market and...More

Date of experience: June 2012
14  Thank 948susan
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