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“Definitely worth your while”

Callwood Distillery
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US$105.00*
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Half-Day Tortola Rum Tasting and Snorkel Tour
Ranked #17 of 65 things to do in Tortola
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Owner description: This historic rum distillery is one of the last of its kind in the British Virgin Islands.
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“Definitely worth your while”
Reviewed 19 August 2013 via mobile

This building has such a fascinating, old world charm (over 400 years old and it shows!) and the people there know their stuff.

I've got to respect any place that still produces rum on such a small scale. The 10 year aged rum was so smooth that you need to pick up a bottle for yourself - 20 dollars for the 10 year with prices as low as 10 for the white rum. For a buck per person, you get to sample all 4 different types, which were all quite good.

The only down side to it is that I would have loved a tour of the building with a little more history about it. Very cool place. Very good rum.

Visited August 2013
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St. Thomas
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“Capt. Don says " two thumbs up"”
Reviewed 8 August 2013 via mobile

I love this place. Must be the best Rum on the planet first of all. The only place to get it is at the distillery. I take my charter guests there al they all really seem to enjoy it, well they do give samples of there Rum before you buy. The guys who work there are full of info on the Rum making process. I can't wait to go back.

Visited August 2013
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Lancaster, PA
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“Callwood Distillery, worth the trip”
Reviewed 5 August 2013

A great way to see how rum was produced back in time. Guide was friendly and knowledgeable. The samples were great! Able to buy bottles to take home.

Visited March 2013
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SebrinaVA
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“A must see!”
Reviewed 25 July 2013

Just a short walk from the beach, the Callwood distillery is a must see! The tour is cheap at only $2 per person and informative. The distillery is small and rustic, but the rum is yummy! If you want to see the distillery working, you need to go in the spring or fall.

Visited July 2013
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Virginia Beach
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“Very interesting--good history and great rum”
Reviewed 20 June 2013

If you have the opportunity to be in Cane Garden Bay, do yourself a favor and take the “tour” of Callwood Distillery, the only rum distillery on Tortola. It costs $2/pp, but you get a lot of history, a good description of how the rum is made (it’s basically a large moonshine still) along with some free samples at the end. You probably won’t make it out without buying a bottle or two of rum that you can’t find in the stores – but the price is right so take advantage of it. Make sure you ask the two cousins how many gallons they produce in a year.

Visited May 2013
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