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Mount Gay Rum Visitor Center
Mount Gay Rum Visitor Center

Mount Gay Rum Visitor Center

Exmouth Gap, Brandons, Spring Garden Highway, St. Michael, Barbados

The Basics

Standard tours follow the creation of rum from sugar cane harvest to fermentation, and show how the liquid is carefully bottled for shipment across the globe. You’ll also learn about the distillery’s history, hear tales of rum’s seafaring roots, and watch a film on rum production. Then, sample the smooth rums in the tasting room or at the main bar.

Dive deeper at Mount Gay with a cocktail-making workshop or traditional Bajan lunch, which both offer insight into local culture and how deeply it’s entwined with rum.

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Mount Gay Signature Rum Tasting in Barbados
Mount Gay Signature Rum Tasting in Barbados
star-4.5
$20.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Great experience
The taste momento are the great and amazing experience. Thanks for all to all of the staff. Riccardo
Riccardo_M, Jan 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Barbados

star-4
Good morning out
julie_k, Sep 2021
Harrison's Cave & Mount Gay Rum Signature Tour Group or Private Option
The cave part was great! Could’ve done with a seat at the rum tasting although I expect they blame it on Covid!
star-5
Great experience
Fritz_R, Jan 2022
Mount Gay Tasting And Lunch Experience with Transportation
Rum tasting was well organized and informative as well as interesting. Transportation was on time including information on sights along the way.
star-5
Great Day
e2g82h9w56, Dec 2021
Harrison's Cave & Mount Gay Rum Signature Tour Group or Private Option
Ormond, our tour guide who transported us everywhere was beyond wonderful. We thoroughly enjoyed learning from him about the wonderful people and the island they live on.
star-5
Go drink all the rums!!
Lizz_A, Jan 2022
Barbados Mount Gay Rum Tour
Our tour guide was fab! This is not just a tour and history lesson, this is fascinating and fun! I now understand the history of rum on the island of Barbados as well as understanding how to tell a young rum and an older aged rum and how they get the delicious flavours! We also got to taste some beautiful rums, so definitely work it!!
star-4
Fun tour
Jessica_P, Dec 2021
Mount Gay Signature Rum Tasting in Barbados
Very friendly and fun tour operator Rea. Good rum, plentiful samples. Worth what we paid and I recommend it highly.
star-5
Rum factory tour and lunch
Ed_D, Dec 2021
Mount Gay Tasting And Lunch Experience with Transportation
The tour of the factory was informative and the tastings were good. Lunch was tasty and plentiful. The dessert was the best. The gift shop was okay with a good selection of rum products. Enjoy it while in Barbados. We saw the house of Rihanna.
star-5
Legendary Tour
Sula_B, Dec 2021
Barbados Mount Gay Rum Tour
Thanks to Kate for collecting us at hotel doorstep, driving us through Btidgetown with a short guide and getting us to the tour with time for welcome rum punch. The tour was very informative and left with goodies from the Mount Gay shop.
star-5
Short but informative
Karen_I, Sep 2021
Mount Gay Signature Rum Tasting in Barbados
My best moments of the tour was (1) knowledge building - having such a knowledgeable and engaging tour guide was awesome and (2) tasting the signature rum punch - which says a lot as I not a lover of rum punches since most are sickly sweet but this one was delicious. Would recommend!
star-5
Rum and fun
Danielle_B, Aug 2021
Mount Gay Rum and Cocktail Workshop with Transportation
Extremely knowledgeable tour guide, very comprehensive history of rum and mount gay plus the shots of rum and the cocktails... we made a rum punch and mango daiquiri
star-5
GREAT + TASTY TIME!
Paulette_E, Dec 2021
Mount Gay Tasting And Lunch Experience with Transportation
We had a great time, and the rum was delicious! We learned so much about the history and process of rum.
star-5
A BLAST!
Jaylynn_E, Dec 2021
Barbados Mount Gay Rum Tour
Soooo much fun and the tour guide was really funny (or i was tasting enough rum ahahha)! I highly recommend
star-5
Fabulous crew
Elisa_H, Nov 2021
Barbados Mount Gay Rum Tour
A fabulous tour organized by Viator. They were super flexible and accommodated us meeting them there and even being super late they still got us our tour. Fabulous group, helpful advice for the island and enjoyable time at the Mount Gay Distillery Visitors Center. Thanks!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The visitor center is wheelchair- and stroller- accessible.

  • Head to the on-site gift shop to buy bottles of rum—prices are typically lower here than at the airport.

  • Visitors must be 18 years or older to sample the rums.

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How to Get There

The Mount Gay Visitor Centre is located in Bridgetown, a 20-minute walk or 5-minute drive from the cruise port. It’s a 30-minute drive west of the airport; if you don’t have your own vehicle, you can book a tour that includes transportation.

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When to Get There

The visitor center is typically open Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm. From October through April, it is also open on Saturdays. Tours are offered at various times throughout the day and last from one hour (for the signature tasting experience) to three hours for an evening of cocktail-making.

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Barbados Rum Distilleries

Mount Gay is one of four rum distilleries on the island. You can also visit St. Nicholas Abbey, Barbados’ oldest plantation house with a long history of rum production; West Indies Rum Distillery, which produces Blue Chair Bay Rum; and the Foursquare Rum Distillery, which makes Rum Sixty Six on the site of a former sugar factory dating back to 1636.

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